The Los Angelas Dodgers own the best record in the National League right now. LA's pitching and potent offense have made them the favorite out of the NL to face the Yankees in the World Series. The Mets are close behind but have been falling back to Earth as of late, as seen Tuesday in 1-0 loss to the lowly Cincinnati Reds. The Amazin's need a spark, maybe a secret weapon.
He hasn't played for the New York Mets since 1999. Yet, he will make more this season than Mets starting pitcher David Peterson. This is a story that stems from greed. At the time, Mets ownership, led by Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, were invested with their close friend Bernie Madoff. Things were great with Fred and Saul basking in fabricated double-digit returns. So, they made a historically laughable agreement when they wanted to jettison Bobby Bonilla prior to the 2000 season. One that has gone down in sports history as Bobby Bonilla Day.
The texts began on Monday when it was announced by the New York Mets that their All Star pitcher Max Scherzer would be pitching a rehab start in Binghamton for their Double-A affiliate, the Rumble Ponies. My Mets fans friends were taking an interest poll of making the two-hour journey. Due to work obligations I, along with my friends, were out. Then came the text on Tuesday from my 21 year-old son a little after 5pm. "I won't be home for dinner." I had little doubt of where he was going.
It's not too often that a guy making $43 million per year pitches in Upstate New York but thanks to the Syracuse Mets and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies we have that opportunity at times. Tuesday is one of those occasions and Mirabito Stadium in Binghamton should be rumbling with excitement. As of 7:30am there are still good tickets available!
True New York Mets fans hold their breath, wait for the next shoe to drop, etc, until about the second week in October. When that rare occurrence happens and their beloved team makes the playoffs, they will be generally satisfied and begin to enjoy the winning experience. Until that point, it's early and plenty of bad stuff can and has happened to this franchise.
Thursday afternoon, prior to the New York defeating the St. Louis Cardinal by a score of 7-6, on a walk-off moon-shot by the polar bear, Pete Alonso, the Mets announced that Max Scherzer would be out for 6 to 8 weeks. Scherzer removed himself from the game in the middle of a batter with 2 outs in the 6th inning. Even though they are in first place and twelve games over .500, the Amazin's need pitching help.
Back in November, when New York Mets owner Steve Cohen and general manager Billy Eppler decided on Buck Showalter as the next Mets manager, deciding on who would be the Opening Day starter for the New York Mets, seemed like a problem for a later date. Well, the day has come and circumstances not foreseen a week ago, have clouded the skipper's choices.
The New York Yankees and Mets are stacked with All Stars...right? Well, when you want to find out who are the most productive players in the game, just ask the fantasy sports experts. So, USA Today Sports released their Top 200 MLB Fantasy Baseball Players on usatoday.com. Here are New York's top 10 players and there are certainly some surprises!
A week from Sunday is Super Bowl LVI. A few days after the NFL's biggest game, Major League Baseball pitchers and catchers were scheduled to begin spring training. The first is happening. The second is less than doubtful. Given the temperature of baseball fans these days and the ever dwindling numbers, somebody had better start talking.
New York sports in 2021 was fully of drama, progress, disappointment and another year of zero 'Big 4' championships. However, it's always a good year in Big Apple sports. That's because there is always something fun to talk about. There are enough major sports soap operas to interest a few cities, nonetheless one. This year was no different. I'm not going to spoil the ending but you know that somehow COVID 19 will find its way on to our list.
The New York Mets Black Friday spending spree continued into Cyber Monday. The New York Daily News reporter Deesha Thosar has tweeted that the Amazin's have signed 3 time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer. Thosar reports that the Mets' inked Scherzer to a deal worth a whopping $130 million over 3 years. Scherzer was expected to sign somewhere on Monday.
Unfortunately, Eickhoff says a lot about the Mets organizational pitching depth. Thankfully, Tylor Megill has come up and been a nice surprise. However, after that any real Mets pitching prospect is at least a few years away. The Mets AAA team in Syracuse is dead last in the league in pitching, sporting a whopping 6.18 ERA. ERA is meaningless some say? The Syracuse Mets are last in wins as well. How about AA Binghamton? Arms are on the way, right? Well, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies are second to last in the league in pitching.