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 →
Today’s Mets headlines
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 →
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!
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 →
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 →
Greetings from an A&P parking lot! I am coming to you through the courtesy of the chain’s WiFi signal. Hope some of you, at least, have more power than I do, currently. It’s a low bar to clear. In Mets news, the team exercised options on both David Wright and… Read More →
Let’s talk left-handed relief, shall we? The Mets enter the offseason with Tim Byrdak, last season’s best lefty reliever, still recovering from shoulder surgery. Can he pitch in 2013? If so, not until much later in the season. This week, they removed Justin Hampson from their 40-man roster, and Hampson… Read More →
Look, for all the tsuris they’ve given us, the New York Mets are no tragedy. What Shannon Forde is going through is tragic, and you can help her. Shannon has Stage IV breast cancer, and the Mets are holding a benefit to help her pay expenses on November 1. Here’s… Read More →
Just a note to let you know how to get your Mets-related baseball fix right now: move to Arizona. That may sound extreme. But a number of Mets farmhands are playing for the Surprise Saguros, and it’s going to reach the 90s, with no humdity, all week there. So you… Read More →