…R.A. Dickey. And it wasn’t close!
Today’s Mets headlines
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 →
Briefly, on a couple of questions that some discussions on Twitter seem to conflate regarding David Wright. 1. What will it take to sign David Wright? 2. What should the Mets offer David Wright? What we know so far is that the Mets say they plan to offer Wright a… Read More →
Just some basic facts and figures to keep in mind, courtesy of the amazing people at MLBTradeRumors.com. The Mets, if we assume they are letting Mike Pelfrey, Andres Torres, Rob Johnson, Manny Acosta and Fred Lewis go without qualifying offers, will be on the hook for an estimated $8.5 million… Read More →
In case you missed it, Rich Sandomir had a great scoop on how the Mets plan to cobble enough money together to get through the offseason. 2010’s plan, an MLB loan, is apparently no longer available. 2011’s plan, a bridge loan ahead of a minority ownership sale, isn’t available for… Read More →
It has been my opinion for a while now that Bobby Parnell would be a perfectly reasonable option to close games for the New York Mets. Parnell, who turned 28 last month, just concluded a fine 2012 season. Throwing exclusively fastballs (at 95.7 MPH) and curveballs (at 82.8 MPH), he… Read More →