Jose Bautista and Matt Kemp Win Hank Aaron Award. Both Kemp and Bautista were honored this past week with the Hank Aaron Award. This award was first given to players in 1999 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Aaron breaking Ruth’s career home run mark and is intended for the player in each league with the most impressive offensive performance. The MLB-sanctioned award is voted on by the fans and select Hall of Famers. Bautista [...]
Put It In The Books! The Mets 2011 season is finally over! What can I say about the Mets 2011 season except thankfully it has finally come to an end. Coming into this season I didn’t expect much and in turn we didn’t get much from this team Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins put out there this year. I know there are people who will for some reason say this was a good season. I [...]
Today the Mets made top headlines regarding reports surfacing across the internet. The first, Jose Reyes is out 3 weeks with a hamstring injury. The second, Mets are fielding calls on Carlos Beltran. Last but not least, the Mets are supposedly entering into “secret talks” with Jose Reyes team of agents – that however was later shot down by Reyes’ agents. Some of you may remember the article I wrote earlier in the season where [...]
Now that the Mets have drafted UNC product Matt Harvey with the seventh overall pick in the draft, the task at hand now becomes signing him before the August 16th deadline. I was a little shocked by the Mets selection, not because he was reach or not as talented as those they passsed on, but I didn’t think they’d be so quick to draft a Scott Boras client after some of the recent problems stemming from the [...]
The Oliver Perez experiment should be over! Saturday’s putrid performance shows that this guy’s career with the Mets is over. Pretty soon Perez will be lucky to throw batting practice for a single A team. I understand Perez is still owed more than 20 million dollars but he’s doing nothing at all for this team. His presence hurts this team. I never understood why the Mets had to sign Perez. He had 1 good season [...]
According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, a person with knowledge of the situation said Beltran did not obtain advance written consent from the club to have the surgery, which was performed by his personal physician, Dr. Richard Steadman, in Colorado. However, Carlos Beltran’s agent Scott Boras, disputed that account last night. He said the guarantee language in the slugger’s contract requires advance written permission only for “elective operations”. “This was necessary surgery, necessary surgery [...]
According to a tweet from Joel Sherman of the NY Post, Mets general manager Omar Minaya is meeting with Scott Boras tonight. I would assume this is simply just one of thirty such “meet and eats” Boras will be having this month as most teams attempt to get a handle on what they might expect this offseason, as well as letting Boras know which of his many clients they may have interest in. Here are [...]
Both Jason Bay and Matt Holiday’s season is now officially over as their teams were eliminated over the weekend, they now have a lot to consider as they are going to be free agents for the first time in both of their careers. They were successful with both their clubs this year and have been favorites over the years for their offensive numbers during their careers. These two outfielders are the best 2 left fielders [...]
According to 1050 ESPN the Mets will be meeting with Scott Boras who represents both Oliver Perez and Derek Lowe. The NY Post confirms that Omar Minaya and Scott Boras will have lunch together on Wednesday. Here is what ESPN originally posted on their blog: A source says while in New York, Scott Boras will hold a face-to-face meeting with Mets executives to discuss Derek Lowe and Oliver Perez. Boras is in New York today [...]
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