Archive for November, 2012
Mets make David Wright Mr. Met for the next 8 years. He gets $138M, which apparently is less than “superstar” money. Comments?
In case you haven’t been near the Hot Stove since yesterday afternoon, the Braves have signed B.J. Upton to a five-year, $75M contract. Suddenly, it feels like 1977 all over again.
I’ve been avoiding the subject of contract extensions for David Wright and R.A. Dickey because A) I don’t feel like speculating about if every single day, especially when I know next to nothing about what’s going on behind closed doors – like everyone else, and B) Everyone else has already chimed in on it. But [...]
In case you missed it, former MLBPA leader Marvin Miller passed away at the age of 95 after a long bout with cancer. He accomplished amazing things for the Players Union, but, to be honest, and meaning no disrespect, I could do without all the attention paid to his passing from the baseball media.
The Citi Pond tree lighting will take place this evening in Bryant Park. Details below. Let’s see, what do I want for Christmas? Extensions for David Wright and R.A. Dickey, a catcher, a center fielder, a closer, new owners, Grace Potter…wait – what?
In today’s episode of “Would You …?” we consider the unthinkable: trading a fan favorite and Cy Young Award winner to that despicable club on the other side of town. Would that be a nightmare or what?
Growing up poor — and still today far from wealthy — I didn’t have the chance to indulge in many luxuries. So one of the things I did to deal was “window shop,” which is the exercise of checking out cool stuff you really want, but can’t afford. It’s sort of a daydream, and if [...]
We are now four years into the Bobby Parnell Show. What have we learned?
Not much going on in Flushing, so let’s do a roundup of what’s been happening throughout the rest of MLB thus far this winter.
As much as I prefer to see the Mets lock up R.A. Dickey for the foreseeable future as soon as possible, from a cold-hearted business perspective, it may behoove the Mets to wait until Zack Greinke signs before extending their knuckleballer. Why? Because
In case you missed it, the Yankees just re-signed Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year, $15M contract that includes another $1M in incentives. How does this affect R.A. Dickey’s contract extension negotiations with the Mets? Well, the answer is, how does it not?
The fourth Thursday of November is upon us, and that can only mean one thing. Time to eat a lot and be thankful about it! Other things to be thankful for: Your friends and family during the recovery from Superstorm Sandy. Another thing to be thankful for? Mets baseball. It doesn’t matter how they’re doing [...]
Yes, a second “Would You …?” post in the same day — but, what else are we Mets fans to do? You already know the subject based on the headline, but let me preface it. While researching something else, I happened upon this remark in the baseball blogosphere:
In today’s edition of “Would You …?” I present the preposterous proposition of trading Ruben Tejada to the Detroit Tigers for righthanded starter Rick Porcello. It’s preposterous, of course, because there’s no way
Author’s Disclaimer: Perhaps by the time you are reading this, the Met player in question has already signed a new contract. If so, skip the first eight paragraphs During the winter meetings after the 1983 season, the Mets where attempting to wrap up a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers for utility infielder extraordinaire Bob [...]