In a stunning move on Wednesday night, the Detroit Tigers traded first baseman Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers in exchange for second baseman Ian Kinsler. Tigers are sending $30 million to Texas along with Fielder and the deal is pending the waiving of no-trade clauses and physicals. Fielder, 29, is only two years into his $214 million mega deal he signed with the Tigers before the 2012 season. He gave the Tigers some bang […]
Yesterday, after I posted on what someone from Men’s Journal had sent me and asked to share their article for our readers, I didn’t quite get a chance to weigh in on the totality of the article which covered a lot of ground. I simply posted a quick excerpt for them with a link to their full article. It’s quite apparent that Matt Harvey has a taste for the finer things in life, is huge […]
Daniel Murphy’s college coach called him Joe Lunchpail; a blue collar guy who, for his age, “… knows as much about hitting as anybody out there,” said Terry Alexander, Jacksonville University Dolphins. “He wants to take it to a science.” Murphy hit .317 during the month of May, including 10 doubles. He is second in the league in two-base hits. New York Post beat writer Mike Puma adds this impressive stat: Murphy had 12 two-out […]
Winning was Jerry Grote’s bliss. In fact, his most joyous moment on the diamond was captured on film when teammate Jerry Koosman leapt into his arms after the final out of the 1969 World Series. In 1976, Bob Myrick found out the hard way how Grote felt about losing when the Mets rookie pitcher beat his catcher in a game of Backgammon, causing Grote to explode, sending the board and its pieces across the room […]
Yesterday, several sources around the New York Mets confirmed that injured first basemen Ike Davis has taken the next step in testing his injured ankle. Here’s what Adam Rubin of EspnNewYork reported on Davis: [blackbirdpie id="89474175135260672"] According to SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt this is what he had to say on Davis: [blackbirdpie id="89171076910813184"] And finally, Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated who pointed it that this work will help the Mets and Davis determine whether season ending […]
It’s now been a quarter century since Sports Illustrated pulled off one of the most elaborate and memorable pranks in sports. It was 25 years ago on this day, April Fools Day, that the esteemed sports magazine ran a featured story on the Mets latest pitching phenom, Sidd Finch. Finch wasn’t just an ordinary phenom, far from it… More like other worldly… I mean what else do you call a kid who can blaze a 150 […]
This week, Sports Illustrated magazine has come out with their annual “Where Are They Now” issue. There are two articles in the issue that are so good, I feel the need to comment on them. Article number 1 deals with the most special of all the Met teams, the 1969 World Champions. In the article there is a picture of Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan wearing Mets jackets (Ryan even has a Met on). Maybe […]
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