Former Prized Mets Prospect Jarred Kelenic Traded to Braves

4 Dec

Jarred Kelenic

The Atlanta Braves acquired outfielder Jarred Kelenic, pitcher Marco Gonzales and infielder Evan White from the Seattle Mariners on Sunday night for right-handed pitchers Cole Phillips and Jackson Kowar.

The move added a veteran lefty to the Braves pitching staff, along with Kelenic, who at one time was one of baseball’s top young prospect.

In the process, Seattle cleared a chunk of salary off its payroll, giving up on Kelenic in order for the Braves to take the contracts of Gonzales and White.

Seattle is sending Atlanta cash as part of the trade.

Kelenic actually had his first decent year in the majors last season. And of course, now that he’s a Brave, he’ll probably win the MYP in 2024 because yunno, we’re jinxed like that.

Malika Andrews Finally Reports on Josh Giddey Underage Girl Sex Scandal

27 Nov

This chick is such a hypocrite. Quick to report on, ignore the facts and get all righteous when it came to the Brandon Miller’s, Ime Udoka’s and other black/brown athlete past scandals, but waiting a few days and then barely mentioning Giddey. So glad people online have called her out.

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Longtime Mets Catcher Ron Hodges Passes Away at 74

24 Nov

Ron Hodges

Ron Hodges, a catcher who spent his entire 12-season major league career with the Mets, died Friday. He was 74. Hodges died at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital after a short illness, Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said.

Selected by the Mets in the second round of the second phase of the January 1972 amateur draft, Hodges finished with a .240 batting average, 19 home runs and 147 RBIs during a big league career that ran from 1973 to 1984. Hodges had a .342 on-base percentage with 224 walks and 217 strikeouts.

He played under seven managers with the Mets: Yogi Berra, Roy McMillan, Joe Torre, George Bamberger, Frank Howard and Davey Johnson.

Hodges was a mainstay who played on a lot of bad Met teams. RIP.

Straight Up, Gregg Popovich Is a Total Lame

24 Nov

What a lame move by a guy who’s always been a self-righteous prick. Great coach, but can we all agree that telling fans who pay thousands of dollars (hat include overpriced food and drinks) not to boo an opposing player is beyond absurd? Especially a guy in Kawhi Leonard who literally forced his way out of San Antonio. Good thing the fans not only continued to boo after Popovich grabbed the mic, but the booing got louder too…f–k Popovich.

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Francisco Lindor Finally Gets Jeff McNeil His Car

20 Nov

Jeff McNeil

One year after promising to give his teammate a car if he won the National League batting title, New York Mets All-Star Francisco Lindor finally made good on his bet with Jeff McNeil, resulting in McNeil getting a new set of wheels.

On Monday, Tim Healey of Newsday shared that McNeil is now the owner of a new Ford Bronco courtesy of Lindor, who in May of 2022 stated that he would buy a car for his teammate if he won the league’s batting title. McNeil would go on to lead the MLB with a .326 batting average, though Lindor dragged his feet on delivering his end of the bargain until the 2023 offseason.

Hey, better late than never and Jeff looks happy, so hopefully now he can relax, concentrate and have a great 2024 season.

Kodai Senga Wants New York Mets to Sign Japanese Ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto

15 Nov

Yoshinobu Yamamoto

The desire is evident.

According to SNY insider Andy Martino, New York Mets starting pitcher Kodai Senga has made it clear to his club that he wants superstar free agent Japanese phenom hurler Yoshinobu Yamamoto as his teammate.

As Martino also reported, Yamamoto will be posted by his team, the Orix Buffaloes, “any day” now. But the Mets will face immense competition in trying to land one of the top starters on the market.

The Mets signed Senga to a five-year, $75 million deal last offseason, and he proceeded to finish as the runner up for National League Rookie of the Year in his first season in the major leagues.

Yamamoto is projected to receive a long-term deal in the $200 million range, and will likely land this type of contract.

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Robert Saleh’s Refusal to Bench Zach Wilson Reminds Us of What an Inept Head Coach He Is

13 Nov

After their 16-12 loss to the Raiders this past weekend, the Jets are now 4-5 and 3rd in the AFC East. Zach Wilson has the lowest TD % in NFL history and leads the NFL in Q4 turnovers. Two of the Jets victory’s this season occurred through luck: a Bills team in week 1 that’s really underachieved so far in OT and of course, against a crippled Giants teams (again in OT) playing with their 3rd-string QB. The Jets are also one of the most penalized teams this year, their defense is carrying them and Wilson hasn’t shown any sign of growth. Yet, with all those factors Robert Saleh refuses to bench his inept QB..and like Josh McDaniels, some coaches are only meant to be coordinators.

Jacob DeGrom and the Texas Rangers Win the World Series

2 Nov

injured almost the entire year, actually deGrom did very little to help the Rangers win it all. But hey, the former Mets ace did state very clearly, that part of the reason he left NY for Texas so quick was to be with a ‘winning’ organization. And now that he’s already gotten a ring, his reasoning has proven to be very profound.

That said, because of the way deGrom left the Mets and still being sore over Max Schezer’s playoff failings against the Padres in the playoffs last year, I was rooting for the D’Backs to win (not that I watched a single game) he championship in a World Series that no one outside of Arizona and Texas truly cared about. Either way, congrats to the Rangers on earning their first trophy.