The hot stove season is officially burning for the Mets now as they land former Yankee outfielder Curtis Granderson. The Mets have reached an agreement with Curtis Granderson on a four-year deal, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post (on Twitter). Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that it’s a four-year, $60MM deal (Twitter link). Granderson will turn 33 years old
Over the past week there has been a flurry of moves around baseball. Usually this kind of activity is saved for the Winter Meetings, but apparently general managers and player are not willing to wait until next week to get a deal done. Let’s take a look at the recent rash of trades that have happened this week. 1. The Rockies
The Greatest Infield Ever, Ordonez, Ventura, Fonzi and Olerud MLB Network’s show Prime 9, recently did a show ranking the top nine infields Major League Baseball history, the Mets were 7th on their list. While the show ranks the infields by all around stats and defense, it is clear that the 1999 Mets infield are the best defensive quartet in
The Deal: Bobby Bonilla signed with the Mets as a free agent in 1992. The 29 year old left Pittsburgh and signed a deal for 5 years and $29 million. At the time, this was a lucrative contract and there were high expectations for Bobby. The Story: Bonilla was brought to the Mets with the hopes of solidifying the middle
I love when Baseball starts because there is a game on everyday, and there is no time to dwell on a loss since you get right back out there. Baseball is the only sport that does not have an off season. Especially in New York it is discussed and debated all year round. Everyone wants to give their opinion, and people
Picture this: Your favorite football team just went into overtime in a crucial divisional battle, and the game ended at 2:00 AM. Now imagine watching the same two teams play 12 hours later. Ridiculous scenario right? Who would do that? Then answer is MILLIONS of baseball fans each year. The Yankees nearly sellout 81 home games a year, not including
Love him or hate him, 68 year-old Jim Leyland has become part of the very fabric of baseball over recent decades and he will be surely missed by those who truly appreciate the soap opera nature of our game – particularly off the field. That’s because Jim has given us some memorable moments and is a unique old school kind
Everyone loves a good “Yogism.” The funny thing about that one in particular, is that it makes absolutely no sense, and yet it makes perfect sense at the same time. Yogi’s math didn’t add up, but he was definitely on to something. Psychologists are more convinced than ever that our lives gravitate toward the directions of our most dominant thoughts.
Man, 2006 feels like so long ago now. That season was the most exciting one I have witnessed since the World Series run in 2000. The Mets were a juggernaut. We had swagger, power, pitching, speed. We had a attitude and everyone hated us, especially when Reyes, Delgado, and others would dance on the field. Remember the slogan? “The Team.
The Deal: In 2003 the New York Mets signed Japanese SS Kazuo Matsui to a 3 year deal worth $20 million. Kaz Matsui was a star shortstop in Japan. In his last season in Japan, Matsui hit .305 with 33 home runs and 84 RBI. The numbers were impressive, but as soon as Matsui arrived in Flushing something seemed to be
The smell of fresh cut grass on a summer day is still one of my favorite smells in the world. That smell has the ability to draw memories that are buried deep in my subconscious mind, like a super powered magnet draws a needle from a haystack. Anyone who’s played this great game of baseball knows exactly what I mean.
After undergoing surgery in April to repair a tear in the anterior capsule of his left shoulder, Johan Santana has begun a throwing program and is making great progress toward his return to pitching in games. This morning, Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger reported that Santana’s agent, Chris Leible, said a return to the Mets isn’t out of the question for the Mets’ southpaw, but