Now it's Jason Bay who we're told symbolizes what's wrong with the Mets. You might have thought it was Bernie Madoff, but a couple of weeks ago it was Luis Castillo, and this week it's Bay. According to ESPNNewYork's Rob Parker, "It may sound a bit harsh, but in reality, Bay represents all th ... More >>
Bye-bye, Jerry. Lost so far in the blizzard of post-Omar Minaya commentary is real discussion about whether or not Jerry Manuel should also have been fired. For those of us who like and respect Manuel and think he did a good job of keeping a potential circus atmosphere under control, the ques ... More >>
Give the guy a break!There are some curious grades in today's Daily News midseason report on the Mets and Yankees.
Andy Martino, evaluating the Mets, gives Johan Santana just a B .
And Jerry Manuel gets just a B-?
Safe, for nowWas K-rod's whiff of A-Rod last night the pitch that saved Jerry Manuel's job -- at least for another week or so? Probably. The first we saw to call for Manuel's firing in print was Mike Vaccaro in the Post last Monday.
Last Friday, Filip Bondy said as much in the Daily News (" ... More >>
Can we stop talking about Carlos Beltran's knee surgery for just a minute? Bengie Molina is far from the best catcher in baseball, but he was clearly the best on the free agent market. And with 20 home runs and 80 RBIs last season, he was a significant upgrade from anyone the Mets had or wer ... More >>
Great, someone who's healthy! Jason Bay, a free agent most recently with the Red Sox, has been signed by the Mets. Last year he batted .276 (he's a career .280) with 36 homers. He's 31 and doesn't hardly have a scratch on him. He runs good. And Eddie Vedder's a fan!
Also, he has a winning ... More >>
Curiouser and curiouser. The story of how NYC's two teams -- with the most potential revenue in baseball -- could have been shut out of deals involving the three best free agent pitchers in baseball seems as baffling today as it did yesterday. For now, let's focus on the Mets.
According to ... More >>
By now you may have heard about the huge three-team swap involving the Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, and Seattle Mariners. All the details aren't in -- and until they are, the whole thing seems a bit mysterious. The big news is that the Phillies obtained Roy Halladay from the Blue ... More >>
Thanks to our friends over at WeeklyDig for spot-on scouting predictions:
I suspect that Lackey will have a decent game tonight notwithstanding, but I also expect to see Torii "Dogface" Hunter come up short when it counts - like he always does.
John "Cursing Maniac" Lackey and Jared "Reme ... More >>