Wilpon alluded to sweeping changes this week. But if he thinks Poppa Fred is ever going to spring for a wholesale roster rebuild, he’d better shake himself back into reality.
Admit it. If the devil had walked into Cortland with contract that said as much, you’d gladly have pricked your finger and signed.
Oh, the possibilities of what might have been had the Giants received similar efforts from the get-go. Instead, they head into the bye at 2-6, thinking about how they might scrape their way to .500.
It’s the old formula for A-Rod. Deny, deny, deny until somebody proves otherwise. The way baseball is stumbling around with this, they may never prove anything.
By its very nature, the media has given even the most modest of users an overinflated sense of self-importance. It has turned the egotistical and self-absorbed athlete into an even larger bigger-than-life entity.
The Jets won a game Sunday on a call an official may never favor them with again in 2013. So, ya wanna throw it back? Of course not.
In a week where the Cardinals pushed the Dodgers to the brink of NLCS elimination and the Red Sox did the same in their ALCS matchup with the pitching-rich Tigers, this area’s teams gave the hometown fans at least a good chuckle.
If the Giants’ season gets any worse — and with Minnesota and Adrian Peterson coming up Monday night there’s a fine chance it will — one can bet a few changes will be happening shortly after what is affectionately known as “baggie day.”
For all that went wrong, some of Smith’s problems were the fault of the coaching staff. Rex Ryan and Marty Mornhinweg called a conservative game, so much so that they hamstrung the rookie from what he does best.
Geno Smith still has a ways to go, but against the Falcons he showed signs that perhaps this is not going to be a doomed Jets season under his rookie leadership.
Even if the Giants QB straightens himself out by Thursday’s game in Chicago — another likely loss for 0-6 — it will be far too little, way too late. Like the cops at a crime scene say, “Go home, folks, nothing to see here.”
It has to happen Sunday against the Eagles, though. Already, just a quarter of the way through the schedule, the Giants are running out of chances.
In a year where it appears the Giants have hit rock-bottom and the Jets look ready to slide off the map, Sanchez gets to sit back and bask in the realization that he had nothing to do with any of it.
When the Mets make official Collins’ two-year extension today, they will have done the last right thing in a lost season that saw too many decisions and twists of fate go the wrong way.
Robinson Cano, for one thing, might be gone next year. In truth, they overachieved in a 2013 filled with injury and PED scandal. Most teams wouldn’t have hit .500 if they lost a key player seemingly every week.