Albert Pujols is undoubtedly one of the greatest players the game of Baseball has ever seen. It simply goes without question. If dominance was a person he would look like the chiseled Latin Superman that is Pujols. Today, he and his agent Dan Lozano, turned down St. Louis’ contract extension. The terms of the deal, at least according to the tight lipped Cardinal hierarchy of General Manager John Mozeliak and Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr., will [...]
When the New Year kicked in, talk of the Mets turned from looking towards the future to taking a not-so-fond trip down Memory Lane regarding one of the most disliked and controversial characters in Mets history. Nope, I’m not talking about Richie Hebner. I’m talking about Bobby Bonilla. While there is much to be said about the Mets ownership lack of baseball acumen, and even in recent years being linked to a scandalous international Ponzi [...]
As we all know, the final candidates for the next Mets general manager are Josh Byrnes and Sandy Alderson. Some have said there could be an announcement by the end of this week as to which of them will get the nod. Personally I hope the next GM is Alderson. I don’t like some of what I’ve read about Byrnes, but which ever one becomes the new GM, the one thing that person must do is come up with a [...]
Yesterday the inevitable news broke that the Mets and Francisco Rodriguez (K-Rod) came to a settlement after K-Rod attacked his girlfriend’s father. The results of the settlement means that K-Rod is now off the disqualified list and his contract is still guaranteed. In turn the Mets will not pay K-Rod his 2010 salary of 3.1 million dollars. If his option vests next year, he will still get paid $29 million dollars for the next two seasons. I guess this [...]
The Mets make 2 important changes by firing Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel. Not much has happened since. As the Mets take their sweet time looking for a general manager there are still a lot more changes that need to be made. 1) The Ballpark: Citi Field is just too big! I know we’ve been saying that for the last 2 seasons but the Wilpons refuse to bring in the fences. All you look at [...]
There’s some good news and there’s some bad news about Oliver Perez. The bad news is he’s under contract for the 2011 season. The good news is that 2011 is the last year of Ollie’s contract. 2010 is done for the not so amazin’ Mets. Hopefully 2011 will be better for the Mets. The Mets have a lot of questions next year and one big question is what will be done with Oliver Perez. Perez [...]
When a team in any sport is struggling everyone from the general manager to the coaches/manger to the players take the blame. In some cases like the Mets it’s true. Omar Minaya needs to go as does Jerry Manuel and most of his coaching staff. I know of a certain pitcher making $36 million dollars that’s now in the bullpen that needs to be released and a couple of guys on the bench should be [...]
This Spring we’ve gotten to look at some of our young prospects and they have impressed fans, the media and the team. The reports that the farm system was dead have been greatly exaggerated it seems. Fernando Martinez, Ike Davis, Jon Niese and Jenrry Mejia are having great springs, so of course there has been plenty of talk about them joining the big team once camp breaks. Coming into Spring Training, the fifth sport in the [...]
It’s so easy for us to say the Mets are a dysfunctional franchise. We’ve certainly bared witness to it the last few years. One particular area of criticism that’s often pointed out is the Mets farm system, or lack there-of. The farm system is cultivated mostly by signing amateur free agents and the draft. The draft is basically like the tax code, the better off your team plays the lower the draft pick you receive. [...]
The New York Mets have seen darker days than this; the midnight massacre in which Tom Seaver was traded away comes to mind. Another bad time for the Mets and their fan base was in the early 90’s when the Mets had the worst team that money could buy followed by the failure of Generation K. 2002 was a horrible year as the Mets signed a bunch of over the hill players for a lot [...]
Yesterday, Mets owner Fred Wilpon met with reporters and responded to some questions. I was intrigued, but not surprised to this particular line of questioning: Q: An author said you were selling the team because of the Madoff scandal (Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 felonies involving a Ponzi scheme). Were those claims off-base? Wilpon: I’ve always said, if it’s up to me, my family will be involved for the next generations. That’s all I [...]
- Alex68: on Can The Mets Turn This Sinking Ship Around Before It’s Too Late: Can The Mets Turn This Sinking Ship...
- Joe D: on Choo Could Be Impact Outfielder For Mets In 2014, But Would Cost A Pick: Thanks Lotus.
- Joe D: on Choo Could Be Impact Outfielder For Mets In 2014, But Would Cost A Pick: Thanks sarge! :-)
- Joe D: on Choo Could Be Impact Outfielder For Mets In 2014, But Would Cost A Pick: Hey, every now and then I get...
- sarge69: on Choo Could Be Impact Outfielder For Mets In 2014, But Would Cost A Pick: Wow a wrong fact on the internet,...