I can still remember how excited I was when the Mets got Seaver back in 1983 and how weird it was to see him in the dugout during the ’86 World Series as a Red Sox. 3 Cy Young’s, a World Series ring, a no-hitter, 300-plus wins, lifetime ERA less than 3.00, Mets and Yankees broadcaster, a successful career after baseball with his vineyard in California and beloved by family, friends and of course Mets fans like me. He earned his Franchise nickname. RIP to the greatest Met ever.
Of course, the way he handled this, going M.I.A. on the team was bad. But I’m not sure that he’s telling the truth about Coronavirus being the reason for opting out. I think his poor start, but moreso his wanting to play the outfield are why he really quit on the team. Anyway, whatever happens next with Cespedes, I’m sure he’ll bounce back with an MVP-like season because we’re talking about the Mets here.
Either they should’ve played the season in a bubble like the NBA or not played at all.
I still say they that all professional sports should be canceled for 2020 and shouldn’t resume until there’s a vaccine made for COVID.
We can never forget this.
2000 Mets, one of my favorite Met teams, if only Timo Perez had ran straight through in Game 1.
I would need more than a year of seeing how all participants performed before I could decide that this trade was ‘disastrous’.
This is a huge blow, but it helps that we had 6 starters on the roster already. With everything going on, who knows when the baseball will resume, but either way, we won’t be seeing Noah anytime soon.
As much as J.D. had a breakout season in 2019, how he gets at-bats with that crowded infield and Cespedez declaring himself ready for Opening Day is beyond me.
Damn right, the guy’s a snitch. If he was really concerned about what was going on, he would’ve spoken up when it was going on, not wait until 3 years later.