Happy Bird Day !

Mets Tom TurkeyIf I don’t post anything on Thanksgiving, do you promise to stay away from the computer and spend the day with your family feasting?

Unfortunately, I’m not sure I can hold up my end of the bargain …

Seriously though, since we are to give thanks on Thanksgiving, I’m going to do just that:

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for visiting MetsToday and providing your comments throughout the year. Without you (yes, YOU) this whole blog thing is pretty boring, so I thank you greatly for making my fandom more complete.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Please have a fun, safe, enjoyable holiday!

BTW, if you are over the age of 21 and need to buy a bottle of wine for the holiday, you can check out my wine blog for ideas and last-minute suggestions.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. sincekindergarten November 22, 2007 at 8:39 am
    You’re welcome, Joe, and thank you for having the blog! My family, new addition and all, will be heading to an aunt’s house for our meal. We are expected to be there by noon. The Riot Act is read if we’re late. We’re bringing two bottles of Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurztramimer, 2006 vintage. I’ve had good luck with CSM wines in the past, so this should be interesting.

    As for the subject of the blog . . . it would appear that Scott Linebrink is close to a 4-year, $19 million deal with the White Sox. He’s out of the mix for Omar, which is a good thing.

  2. Micalpalyn November 22, 2007 at 9:37 am

    Thanks. have a great day. You have made many good days for me.

  3. isuzudude November 22, 2007 at 9:04 pm
    Likewise, Joe. I give many thanks for such a fantastic website.

    A news bit from this Turkey Day is that Tori Hunter has signed a massive 5 yr, $90-mil deal with the Angels. I think this signing has an impact on the Mets in 2 ways…

    1. As we’ve been discussing here, the Angels were hot on the trails of a player who could provide them with some extra offense, and we were contemplating whether they might be interested in dealing for Delgado. Well, I think we can put those rumors to rest, now. I don’t see Anaheim trading us a package of Santana/Kotchman for Delgado just to add to a surplus of offense. What’s more, I’m not sure they’ll want to deal for Miguel Cabrera anymore, unless they want to move Figgins to SS to fill the hole created by trading Cabrera. I see them holding on to Kotchman, and perhaps swinging a Reggie Willits/Santana offer to the Orioles for Tejada. Boy, suddenly the Angels look pretty potent on paper. But to digress, nix the Delgado offers to Anaheim. It’s not happening.

    2. With Hunter opting for Southern California, it means both the Phillies and Braves will be looking elsewhere to fill their CF vacancies. Talentwise, I think Hunter was the best of the bunch in this year’s OF free agents, a step up from Rowand, although I doubt Aaron will cost a team as much as Hunter set the Angels back. I certainly can see Rowand deciding to stay in Philly, as long as Gillick ponies up the pennies, but I’m almost certain Andruw Jones has no shot in returning to Atlanta. I’ve heard someone somewhere comment that the Braves are “reloaded” for 2008, but I don’t see it. All they did was add a soon-to-be 42 year old pitcher who had an ERA of almost 4.50 last season. Otherwise, they’re losing their gold glove CF, they traded their .330 hitting SS, and don’t look to be making any noise in re-tooling their subpar bullpen. Smoltz, Hudson, Teixeira, and Chipper can only get them so far. But again, I digress, and am happy that Hunter chose to stay in the Junior Circuit where he can do minimal damage against our Mets.

  4. skibolton November 22, 2007 at 11:06 pm
    Happy thanksgiving all…Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday and time with the family.
  5. skibolton November 22, 2007 at 11:21 pm
    By the way, I hope everyone’s turkey came out better than the one in the picture.
  6. Micalpalyn November 23, 2007 at 11:41 pm
    I am hardly an expert. In fact I think Omar laughs at us as we try to ork solutions to his dilemnas. we all knew he had a plan b, c, d and e. estrada as much better than any of us had in mind, but 4 mota as a steal. Shame on all (of us)who said Mota’s and sho’s contracts were unmoveable.

    as for Atlanta: are they so desperate to sell tickets that they envision Glavine’s swansong worth a first rounder?

  7. joe November 24, 2007 at 1:14 am
    Mic, I am absolutely certain that the reason the Mets pulled out of the Yorvit deal was because Omar decided to consult MetsToday to get our opinion of the backstop.


    OK, maybe not ABSOLUTELY certain …

    Hope everyone had a great turkey day … and enjoyed the leftovers on Friday (and Saturday … )