By now, you’ve probably heard the news: David Wright has reportedly agreed to an eight-year, $138 million contract. It will be backloaded, it will keep him in a Mets uniform through 2020. Let’s take a closer look, though, at what this means, and what it doesn’t mean. What it doesn’t… Read More →
More to come, but what you need to know: the New York Mets have signed David Wright for $138 million over eight years, and the first Mets jersey my daughter ever wore will be equally appropriate when she is 10 years old. (Too small, though.) Eddie Coleman of WFAN had… Read More →
It’s been a long day in the reporting of David Wright’s negotiations with the New York Mets, and it’s only mid-afternoon. Early this morning, Ken Rosenthal reported that the Mets have offered Wright 6/100, an offer geared toward getting refused. Rosenthal wrote: “The Mets offered Wright a six-year, $100 million… Read More →
One of the difficulties for the Mets, along with anyone attempting to gauge just what R.A. Dickey’s value would be on both the trade and free agent market would be, is that his story defies comps, when comps are what ultimately drive such talks. Quick, who was the last first-time… Read More →
Hey, preemptively: can we avoid the “Wilfredo Tovar? The World Series is ours!” sarcasm? Well-run teams get this stuff right, and occasionally it redounds to their benefit. They also don’t bleed out their star players without compensation, year after year. I get that. I’ve written extensively about that. But it… Read More →
TOM SEAVER “My hat’s off to Mr. Dickey. I watched one of his outings when I was in town and I was amazed by his control. I was always looking for new ammunition to bring to the mound so I attempted the knuckleball. It’s a very difficult pitch to throw… Read More →
…R.A. Dickey. And it wasn’t close!
My feelings on seeing R.A. Dickey win the Cy Young Award tonight boil down to this: I hope it happens. If Clayton Kershaw wins instead, frankly, I can see it. But my vote, if I had one, would have gone to Dickey, because I see the two of them as… Read More →
Buried in this New York Post piece about Andres Torres and Mike Pelfrey (short version: both will be non-tendered, possibly brought back cheaper) is an interesting note about Jarrod Saltalamacchia, currently catcher for the Boston Red Sox. Dan Martin wrote: The Red Sox could look to move Jarrod Saltalamacchia after… Read More →
No David Wright. No R.A. Dickey, and reportedly, no interest. No outfield. No one else. Have a good weekend!
Just announced by the Mets. More to come as I get it. UPDATE 1: Here are the quotes released by the Mets. “Jason is a great teammate, hard worker, stand-up guy, and true gentleman,” said Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon. “Like Jason, we had planned for the kind of… Read More →
Lucas Duda broke his wrist moving furniture, presumably without Jerry Seinfeld’s help. He had surgery, and the Mets say he’ll be ready for spring training. But you essentially never want to hear “wrist surgery” and “power hitter” near one another. It alsocomplicates efforts to deal Duda, though so did his… Read More →
Press release below. Please help if you can. METS AND CITY HARVEST TO HOLD FOOD DRIVE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 AT CITI FIELD Food Donations to Benefit New Yorkers In Need Fans Donating 10 or More Items Will Receive Voucher Redeemable For One Pair of Tickets to a… Read More →
So the New York Post pointed out the silver lining, should the New York Mets fail to sign R.A. Dickey and David Wright to long-term contracts. The team would presumably trade one or both, and if that money didn’t just go back into ownership’s pockets, but got reinvested into the… Read More →