In case you missed it, the Miami Marlins are in the midst of trading half their team to Toronto. Or did I just wake up out of a dream?
Tag: blue jays
Mets 6 Blue Jays 5
Mets salvage series with Sunday’s victory — despite needing Frank Francisco to preserve a one-run lead.
Blue Jays 2 Mets 0
Mets lose today to Morrow as well as yesterday.
Blue Jays 14 Mets 5
Jonathon Niese and the New York Mets were given a very rude introduction to baseball as it’s played in the AL Beast.
After a brief homestand, the Mets head north to Toronto to take on the Blue Jays. Yes, interleague play is here. The Mets survived Brewing trouble and the Red scare to come away with a 2-2 homestand. Now they venture not only into the true north (strong and free, apparently), but into the American League East.
Blogging about it…these guys:
- MMO has pictures from the Mets latest “themed” road trip, as every Mets player dressed in hockey jerseys on their way to the home of the Leafs (Shouldn’t it be “Leaves?”).
- ESPN NY Blog breaks down the white hot start of David Wright.
- Patrick Flood wonders if Bobby Parnell is closer material.
- On the Black has his own thoughts about the Mets closer situation.
- B-Met Collin McHugh writes about a bat dog he saw in New Hampshire (Collin writes a great blog about his experiences in the minor leagues).
- Rising Apple suggests combining to wrongs to set interleague play right.
So keep checking out Mets Today for full Mets coverage, eh?
In case you missed it, Rule 5 pick and Opening Day second baseman Brad Emaus was returned to the Toronto Blue Jays; he will report to AAA Las Vegas.
For those unaware, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
I find it mildly surprising that
In a twist of irony, Lance Broadway has signed with the Blue Jays.
Broadway was non-tendered by the Mets seven months after acquiring him in a trade with the White Sox for Ramon Castro. Castro agreed to terms with the Blue Jays a few days ago.
Meanwhile, free-agent righthander Jason Marquis announced he is a “perfect fit” for the Washington Nationals. Hmm, where have I heard that before?
In other news, the Mets may or may not have upped their offer to Jason Bay. I’ve chosen to avoid any Bay buzz until things sound more serious and/or “real” — there’s a lot of hot air. The Cardinals seem intent on signing Matt Holliday, having offered him either a 5- or 8-year deal, depending on the source.
Additionally, the Mets have reportedly made a two-year offer to Ryota Igarashi, a relief pitcher from Japan. However, Patrick Newman of NPBTracker hears there are at least three offers from other teams on the table. I know nothing about Igarashi other than what Newman has on his blog (which is excellent, by the way).
So hard to comment on the Mets when it comes to Japan. On the one hand, you want them to be “in” on anything that could be fruitful, but on the other hand, their history with Japanese imports has been less than fulfilling. Remember it was the Mets who chose not to listen to Bobby Valentine when he recommended Ichiro Suzuki, but later brought in Kaz Matsui to move Jose Reyes out of shortstop. But then again, Ken Takahashi worked out nicely. /sarcasm
While some ignoramuses accuse Omar Minaya of favoring latino ballplayers (no, we’re not going there, not ever), MopUpDuty wonders if J.P. Ricciardi’s reign with the Toronto Blue Jays was focused on building an all-Italian team
Metsgrrl reveals the results of her in-depth survey researching why Mets fans are not renewing their ticket plans.
On a related subject, Dan Twohig at MetsPolice received an answer from the Mets regarding his letter to Fred Wilpon
24 Hours from Suicide asks Omar Minaya not to “jump the gun” on Bengie Molina, noting the availability of Dioner Navarro
In contrast, Ed at MetsFever makes clear he’s in support of Bengie Molina