As first reported here, Banner Day had become Banner Night. No longer. As I have said before: the Mets making a wrong choice, dealing with a week of bad publicity, then correcting is a silly way to let things unfold, but indisputably a step forward from failing to correct at… Read More →
“We continue to look, but I think, realistically at this point, there’s not a lot left on the shelf,” general manager Sandy Alderson said on Sirius XM’s MLB Network Radio yesterday. “So at some point we have to realize that, well, perhaps the outfield is not the strength of our… Read More →
As usual, we all awoke this morning to news that the Mets had signed a major league free agent. And by “as usual”, of course, I mean “for the first time all winter”. Still, the acquisition of Shaun Marcum on a one-year deal is a good one. Marcum, with a… Read More →
Bowing to popular pressure and, I expect, the need to make offseason news of some kind, the Mets have backed down from their original insistence that Banner Day remain on May 26, despite ESPN moving the start of the game from 1:10 to 8:05, thus making it Banner Night. (To… Read More →
We’re at the point where the team’s own general manager is complaining on WFAN about the state of the team, and his own winter progress in improving it. We’re at the point where ZIPS projects four Mets to produce even league average offense, measured by OPS+. Of those four, one… Read More →
So arguably the three finest days of the 2012 season were Banner Day, Johan Santana’s No-Hitter, and R.A. Dickey’s 20th victory. The Mets could only plan one of them. To their credit, they recognized the success, and planned a repeat Banner Day for Sunday, May 26. Through no fault of… Read More →
That’s right; no one. Including, by the way, the best-hitting catcher, by far, in the history of baseball.
So naturally, Rich Sandomir of the Times has a detailed take on the new infusion of money to the Mets. He’s the best around on this, and his reporting paints a very different picture than the Bloomberg report. He has the Mets’ ownership clearing 160 million, not 700 million. Read… Read More →
So I tackled the news that the Mets have borrowed another $700 million, almost certainly against their SNY ownership stake, here. But I just want to point out exactly why the valuation, and sum that came with, is a worst-case scenario, as I described this morning on Twitter. The Mets… Read More →
Hope this helps. Special thanks to Baseball Mogul for helping to get us all through the winter, sane.
Take it away, press release! WHAT: The New York Mets host their annual Winter Blood Drive in partnership with the New York Blood Center WHO: Hundreds of Mets fans New York Blood Center staff and volunteers Mr. Met WHERE: Caesars Club, Citi Field Hodges VIP entrance WHEN: Thursday, January 3… Read More →
The news that the Mets signed Andrew Brown, recently of the Colorado organization, was met by the usual array of derision and defense of the Mets that seems all too common on Twitter right now. This is not merely a Mets phenomenon: generally, criticism draws accusations of nihilist negativity, support… Read More →