What do you do when you need an entire outfield, another starter, a bullpen, catching depth, and starting pitching depth (according to your own general manager)? Furthermore, to do it you have, reportedly, only $7 million to spend, since the $15 million deferred of Jason Bay’s $21 million owed in… Read More →
Today’s Mets headlines
R.A. Dickey, like Dwight Gooden, David Cone and Frank Viola, are all twenty-game winners who no longer play for the Mets.
In the coming days, assuming R.A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays agree to an extension, you’ll hear plenty of talk from the New York Mets, all but acknowledging that they are giving up on 2013. Considering their financial restrictions made adding an outfield next to impossible, this was largely… Read More →
According to Ken Rosenthal, the deal between the Mets and Blue Jays that would send Josh Thole and others to Toronto for catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud, pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard and others has been agreed to by both sides. Since Thole is primarily a knuckleball catcher, the Mets have included… Read More →
This is your red alert concerning the possibility that R.A. Dickey, the elf with the guts to speak out, could be on his way to another team. Will be updating rumors @lohudmets on Twitter, and will have full breakdown the moment any deal is consummated.
Full disclosure: I consider Greg Prince a friend. But I have plenty of friends who don’t consistently write things worth reading. Greg is not one of them. So I highly recommend that you head out to Foley’s New York this Saturday and listen to Greg read from his new book,... Read More →
These are the saddest of possible words, Baxter and Duda and Kirk Impotent outfield divided in thirds, Baxter and Duda and Kirk Alderson’s joke set to come to fruition Time short to improve on next year’s edition Three who’ll inspire some Mets fan sedition Baxter and Duda and Kirk
So we are now a week clear of the start of the winter meetings. It is December 10. There are two months plus until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, which suggests a lot of time. But each day that passes, more outfielders sign with other teams, and the… Read More →
Sure, R.A. Dickey could be traded any second. Sure, the Mets are three outfielders short of an outfield. But for today, just enjoy this. The Mets are in no position to contend in 2013 right now. Their ability to add around Wright on a team that won 74 games last… Read More →
Adam Rubin reported yesterday that Scott Hairston, a free agent, is optimistic that he’ll remain a Met, while the Mets feel similarly. There’s been much discussion about the idea of Hairston’s return, presumably on a two-year deal for a relatively small amount of money- say, 2/8. Here’s why it doesn’t… Read More →
So the winter meetings have begun in Nashville. One storyline has become clear for the New York Mets as they pursue a 2013 team to at least reverse their three-year trend of winning fewer games: they intend to trade a pitcher. It could be R.A. Dickey, who is still unsigned… Read More →
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 →
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 →