This guy’s career has been like night and day. I prefer more consistency, but whatever.
Just when you’re loving the idea of a proven slugger like Jose Abreu batting behind Pete Alonso in the lineup, Steve Cohen and company come crashing down on my dreams.
I can’t take this news seriously. I mean year Verlander just won a Cy Young award. But does Steve Cohen really have the $$$ for Verlander and DeGrom? Then there’s Verlander’s age, etc.
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Dominic Smith’s uneven tenure with the Mets has come to an end.
The Mets on Friday non-tendered Smith, their first-round pick in the 2013 MLB Draft who struggled for most of a decade to find his footing in Flushing. Smith is now a free agent, able to sign with any team. It’s highly unlikely he will return to New York given the presence of Pete Alonso as the starting first baseman and Daniel Vogelbach as a left-handed designated hitter.
Was always a fan of Dom. Thought for sure that he’d get around 400 at-bats, play some good 1st base/LF and contribute heavily to the Mets 2022 season. But Dom could never get it going offensively and he ran out of chances. Best for him to get a fresh start somewhere else and hopefully do well…except when he’s playing us of course.
Any Mets fan should want Turner on their team. Guy plays hard and he’s a winner.
Star closer Edwin Diaz and the New York Mets are in agreement on a five-year, $102 million contract, pending a physical, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Sunday.
There’s an opt-out and a full no-trade clause plus a sixth-year option in the contract, sources said. The Diaz deal is the first nine-figure contract ever for a closer, and for the first time, it takes the position into the $20 million-plus range.
Damn, that was quick. A day after the World Series and Cohen locks up our closer for 5 years. That man don’t play.
This makes sense as I don’t think we’re getting Aaron Judge and Diaz right now is the best closer in the game.
First of all, Aaron Judge deserves all the money he’s going to get this off-season and he’s going to win the the AL MVP. Secondly, he’s going to stay a Yankee because there’s no way the pinstripe owner’s give up on their homegrown product and future Hall of Famer. Lastly, we need to concentrate on resigning Brandon Nimmo because frankly speaking we don’t have anyone else to play CF and with the addition of saving some money, that’s why I don’t want Judge on my team.
Great for Nido, he deserves the award as he had an excellent season behind the plate. I thought Luis Guillorme would be a cinch to win the new ‘utility’ glove, but honestly don’t pay that much attention to defense around the league to understand why he didn’t make the final’s.
Greatest catch in Mets history imo. Wonder if it was just a coincidence that he got released from the organization today?
I’d give deGrom 5 years/$225M with some incentives and be extra careful with him when he pitches.
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Ideally, I’d like for the Mets to sign Nimmo and Trea Turner. But they can only pick one than let it be Nimmo. Brandon is a home-grown Met, everyone loves his attitude, he had a great 2022 offensively and defensively, always hustles and in a year where he finally stayed injury-free, so what if he only stole 3 bases for a leadoff guy.
That’s why I could never be a manager in baseball, because I’m taking not taking out Scherzer after seeing him pitch a perfect game for 6 innings. Either way, congrats to the 2022 Mets for making the playoffs. Of course it’s the NL East division that we really need to win, but seeing as the Braves never lose to anyone but us, that’s going to be a very tough hill to climb.
The fact that despite his illness Stearns was able to will himself enough to attend last month’s Old-Timer’s Day festivities showed you what kind of dude/player he was. RIP.