If the New York Post's Dan Martin has got it right -- and it looks to us as if he has -- the Mets' next manager isn't going to be ... well, a maverick.
Sandy Alderson, Martin reminds, "was famously quoted in the book Moneyball as saying of managers: 'Art Howe was hired to implement the idea ... 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 >>
In case you weren't sitting in front of your computer last night at 8:29 p.m. EDT, you might have missed the announcement that the Major League Baseball Players Association filed a grievance against the New York Mets in support of Francisco Rodriguez. The only surprise is that it took the uni ... More >>
In the latest medical dispute between Mets players and management, Jose Reyes, who was sent up from spring training for a thyroid check, told the world his thyroid was fine, while the Mets said it was overactive.
Later they all got together, and Reyes' agent clarified, saying Reyes' thyroid ... 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 >>
Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran is saying that before he had surgery on his knee this week, he got the okay from Mets GM Omar Minaya. He says via his agent Scott Boras that he spoke to Minaya on Tuesday, and that Minaya "did not ask me to wait, or to get another doctor's opinion. He just wishe ... 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.
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by James H. Burns
Last week's vote by the veterans' committee to put Whitey Herzog into the Hall of Fame reminds us of something a lot of fans don't know: though for years Mets devotees thought of Whitey as the "White Rat," an arch-enemy, managing the rival St. Louis Cardinals to three Nat ... More >>
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Last weekend's Siren Festival left many of us groggy, and a good thing too, as the week that followed was best seen in soft focus.
President Obama and Henry Louis Gates were the comedy team of the week.
Mayor Bloomberg, angry about the way mayoral school control ... More >>
Last night, as the New York Yankees took sole possession of first place in the AL East with a win over the Orioles, the New York Mets (44-49) were trying to laugh off the unusually violent motivational tactics of one of their staff in Binghamton, New York.
The Daily News reports that a few weeks ba ... More >>
Mets general manager Omar Minaya (pictured) confirms that both he and manager Jerry Manuel have been told they'll keep their jobs next year. Maybe that big win over the mighty Nationals last night clinched the deal. Or maybe no one else wants their jobs.
Faith and Fear in Flushing calls this good ... More >>
This week's Marist poll on local baseball (!) found that 51 percent of New York City registered voters consider themselves baseball fans, and of those fans 53 percent favor the Yankees, and "a little over a third" are true to the orange and blue. This is no shock, as New York is overrun by noobs who ... More >>
From our Friday Jockbeat on the Yankees-Mets: "The odds seem pretty good that the Yankees can take at least two of three, most likely the first two. Joba Chamberlain ... has been pitching very well of late, only 3-1 for the season but solid in two no-decision starts ... "Saturday the odds ... More >>
Here's an incredible thought. If the 2009 Mets play like they did through 145 games in each of the last two seasons, they could win the National League's Eastern Division title -- or at least make the playoffs -- by simply going 9-8 over their last 17 games. That would be a two-game improvement over ... More >>
Good for the New York Times! Always trying to take a broad view (even when one doesn't exist, as Jack Shafer often points out), the paper weighs in on how the plight of Bernie Madoff's white-haired victims gives us valuable insights about the global meltdown with this morning's "Fossils of Larges ... More >>
Where are the stories in the local press urging the New York Mets to grab Manny Ramirez? So far Filip Bondy in the Jan 24 Daily News is the only one to jump on the story in a big way. The head and subhead say it all: "A Manny Deal Is A No-Brainer - Minaya and Wilpons Must Put their Think ... More >>