Goodbye Ollie…it was nice knowing you!
Here’s an interesting look at the Mets offseason moves, despite the financial mess they are in.
Chris Capuano LHP
Chris Young RHP
D.J. Carrasco RHP
Taylor Tankersley LHP
Tim Byrdak LHP
Blaine Boyer RHP
Taylor Buchholz RHP
Boof Bonser RHP
Ronny Paulino C
Willie Harris OF
Scott Hairston OF
Chin-lung Hu SS
Until then see ya at the park!
Here’s an interesting look at the New York Mets payroll for the last six seasons, in regard to their whole financial mess.
2011 — 140 Million
2010 — 134 Million
2009 — 149 Million
2008 — 137 Million
2007 — 115 Million
2006 — 101 Million
Until then, see ya at the park.
This is my response to the Mets regarding their Press Statement that they sent to fans and media.
To The Mets:
As a Mets Fan, I am truly offended by this email. I just want the Mets to win — let’s face it, it has been a rough couple of years for a Mets’ fan. This just continues the pain and agony.
Until then, see ya at the park!
Finally the pain and suffering has stopped for the New York Mets. The Wilpons have stepped in and made the moves that many have said needed to be done — fire the manager and GM.
With this latest chapter in the Mets storied — sometimes uncharted — history they will look for new ideas and a new chapter. Hopefully, they will look outside the organization for the right GM and manager. I also don’t think that Wally Backman is the answer as manager. It will be the same circus that happened that past few years. The past few years of pain and agony for the die-hard Mets fan.
Until then, see ya at Citifield.
Now is the time to say goodbye to the baseball season — what a season. The Yankees turned out to be the best team, while the Mets were the one of the worst.
Eric Wedge of the Cleveland Indians and Cecil Cooper of the Houston Astros were shown the door as managers. Also two GMs were fired: JP Ricciardi of the Toronto Blue Jays and Kevin Towers of the San Diego Padres. One has to wonder if Mets GM Omar Minaya will be joining them?
So off to fall. The cold weather, basketball, football and hockey. The Mets have the whole off-season to turn things around. The Yankees have it all. And I will miss baseball.
“Baseball is the only place in life where a sacrifice is really appreciated.”
Until then, see ya at The Fall Classic.
The series of all series is this weekend with the Yankees taking on the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Interesting story in Long Island Newsday that Joe Girardi is fighting to keep his job, while Terry Francona doesn’t have to worry about his job. On my radio show Baseball Talk I stated that Girardi has until the middle of the season and then he’s out. I stand by my statement.
Looks like Xavier Nady will not need surgery, but just rehab on his arm. Good news for the Yankees. They are also set to put Chien-Ming Wang on the DL and see if they can help him with his mechanics.
Red Sox 9-6
White Sox 8-7
Jose Reyes of the Mets keeps hitting the ball pretty good with 939 career hits. He’s tied for 10th with former Met Keith Hernandez on the Mets’ all-time hits list. Here’s a list of the most hitting Mets:
1. Ed Kranepool 1,418
2. Cleon Jones 1,188
3. Edgardo Alfonzo 1,136
4. Mookie Wilson 1,112
5. Bud Harrelson 1,029
6. Mike Piazza 1,028
7. Darryl Strawberry 1,025
8. Howard Johnson 997
9. Jerry Grote 994
10. Keith Hernandez 939
10. Jose Reyes 939
Until then see ya at the park!