The Mets have announced a partnership with New York Cares. Press release is below, but short version is that people will be rewarded for volunteering in the community with Mets tickets. Certainly, the Mets have an interest in increasing those attendance figures (giveaways count as tickets sold, as currently constructed),... Read More →
COWGILL. MORE COWGILL.
Listen to Terry and Jon talk about your first place Mets.
1. Jonathon Niese is the Opening Day starter. 2. David Wright is the team captain. 3. Johan Santana will begin the year on the disabled list. 4. If you are surprised by any of these things, you probably haven’t been paying attention.
In the abstract, it shouldn’t be a huge problem that David Wright and Daniel Murphy, the team’s expected 3B and 2B, might start the year on the disabled list. Both have injuries that aren’t considered major, and Opening Day, for all the attention associated with it, is just 1 of… 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 →
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 →
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 →
So the news is sort of good for Johan Santana, in the sense that lower back inflammation has finally forced the Mets to end his season already. That comes after the Mets had Santana pitch through previous back stiffness, an ankle injury and weakness in his shoulder that came about… Read More →
There’s been a fair amount of chatter this week about signing R.A. Dickey and David Wright to extensions. The two are easily the best players on the Mets in 2012, with both about three times as valuable as any other player and pitcher. The Mets hold options on both: $5… Read More →
That is the unenviable question facing the New York Mets. We know the alternatives at that fifth starter spot are unpalatable. Dillon Gee is not likely to return for months. Harvey is raw- nearly four walks per nine, still learning to harness his secondary stuff- but likely to give the… Read More →
Andy Martino had a solid piece today discussing how many within the Mets’ clubhouse would like the team to add a right-handed hitting outfielder, rather than a bullpen arm. The reality is, as reflected in the article, both would be extremely helpful. From my point of view, the bullpen needs… Read More →