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Yankees, Mets, trade rumors, free agents, off-the-wall predictions and other MLB musings.
For the first day of the rest of their lives as Mets owners, the Wilpons and Saul Katz let Sandy Alderson do the talking for them, which is never a terrible idea. Alderson predictably defended his bosses and said that Monday's settlement with Irving Picard wouldn't dramatically change his spending plan.
Well, you know, of course it won't. The Mets still have bills to pay and debts to settle,...Read more »
The Mets saw Jose Reyes for the first time since Reyes joined the Marlins. The unbalanced schedule makes it particularly interesting when a player changes teams within his division, and I wonder if Reyes' frequent visits to Citi Field in a Marlins uniform will ever feel normal for Mets fans.
Johnny Damon came to Fenway Park for nine games a year with the Yankees from 2006 through 2009, right...Read more »
Upon returning home from my first visit to spring training, I always enjoy checking in with some mental snapshots, mindful that what I took away could prove to be hugely significant or, far more likely, wholly irrelevant. Here is last year's entry. I forgot that I had Johnny Damon on the record acknowledging how important reaching 3,000 career hits was.
Some spring trainings, I'll spend almost...Read more »
First of all, thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes. Very much appreciated.
OK, now it's time for our weekly (or so) medal ceremony. The judges have been working diligently to select their three winners.
Here are those winners:
--The bronze goes to Islander505, who responded to my analogy comparing Rangers officials to "Seinfeld's" Elaine Benes, when...Read more »
Brian Cashman has been the Yankees' general manager for nearly 14 full years now, the last six as the bona fide head of baseball operations following eight years of Steinbrenner-esque chaos. At this point, we all have a pretty good feel for how he operates when there's a void to fill.
In dramatically filling one void late last week, adding Michael Pineda and Hiroki Kuroda to the Yankees' starting...Read more »
While I was gallivanting at a super-secret location, Anthony Rieber earned his salary covering a very busy baseball week. So let's play our favorite winter blog game - catch up - and check in on all of the major happenings.
We'll go in reverse chronological order:
Friday: The Yankees acquired Michael Pineda and Jose Campos from Seattle in return for Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi, and...Read more »