Ever since the Mets were purchased outright by Fred Wilpon in 2000 they have been treated less like a baseball team and more like an apartment complex. Real estate moguls like the Wilpons make their money by speculating, purchasing, (occasionally tossing out your token poor and elderly), rehabbing and selling (or renting) properties for big profits … just like monopoly. While it’s true that the Mets play (and make much of their money) in what […]
The GM Meetings in Orlando, home of Disneyworld, came and went and while none of us honestly expected the Mets to make a lot of noise, let’s take a trip to FantasyLand for a moment. Imagine if the Mets DID grab headlines. Visualize Sandy wheeling and dealing and returning to New York with Jose Reyes. And Carlos Beltran. Let’s say Alderson outwitted Brian Sabean (go with me on this) and convinced the Giants GM to […]
We are a few weeks away from the winter meetings and while the talk around the Mets have revolved around who we should be acquiring, it is equally important to make quick and effective decisions on the players that will better serve us with another team’s uniform. The player at the top of this list would be Jordany Valdespin, a potentially useful part but currently the outcast of the organization. There is no secret that […]
Update 7:00 PM Well, so much for that, huh? According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, a Mets executive has told him that Furcal is no longer an option. The Mets are apparently concerned with his health. Furcal was supposed to start throwing this week. With Jhonny Peralta signed, Stephen Drew too expensive, and now Furcal being ruled out… get used to Ruben Tejada? Original Post Rafael Furcal told Enrique Rojas of ESPN […]
Mark Polishuk of the great MLB Trade Rumors does a nice assessment of MLB general managers who are entering their last year of their contracts. That includes the Mets’ Sandy Alderson, but the team does hold an option for 2015. Here is what Mark had to say about that: Sandy Alderson is facing pressure to upgrade the Mets lineup this offseason, though any hopes of contending in 2014 probably went down the drain thanks to Matt […]
Sandy Alderson is suffering from sticker shock. He’s so shocked you could slam a baseball bat against a wall he’s sitting by and he wouldn’t even flinch. He’s so shocked you have to tazer him just to get him to blink. He’s so shocked … eh, you get the idea. Lets see… $75 million for Nelson Cruz? Jhonny Peralta for $50 million? Both coming off of PED suspensions? Mind blowing. MLB’s new TV contract (a […]
We all fall in love with certain prospects, and you all know that Gabriel Ynoa is that guy for me. I haven’t spoken about him in a little while, so I figured it was time, right? The Mets honored him as this season’s Pitcher of the Year after he won 15 games to the tune of a 2.72 ERA. Although I would never discredit Steven Matz’s excellent work, Ynoa was certainly an integral part of […]
Will Juan Lagares lose time in center field to Chris Young? Check out this post by Mike Kerwick of The Record who writes that newly acquired Chris Young has a list of three expectations that he shared with reporters yesterday. He wants substantial playing time. He wants that playing time to be in center field. And he wants the Mets to make his contract (one year, $7.25 million) the first of several moves designed to […]
A long long time ago, in a stadium directly across from Citi Field was a place where fans were born and memories were created. That was before the dark times – BEFORE THE MADOFF… It is funny when you watch one of your all time favorite movies that you can attribute certain quotes to specific areas of your favorite baseball team. Take for example this little nugget of jubilation: You see what I told you […]
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