Regardless of Tuesday’s result, the Scott Kazmir move most definitely backfired on the Mets. But it was hardly a unique occurrence in the annals of team history.
CC Sabathia is going south, to Tampa, that is. That’s good news for the Yanks because the trip represents a major step forward in getting off the DL.
Here are the Mets, playing more like Single-A than MLB, performing before empty seats at Citi Field, just five games off the lead. One good streak, and the season could look totally different.
It’s too late for the best pure hitter of our generation. But with a little change in culture, MLB could save others.
Now begins the talk, and it’s all good and it’s all justified. Masahiro Tanaka for All-Star game starter. If he keeps going like this, it’ll soon be Tanaka for Rookie of the Year.
It’s nothing new in these parts. Mets have become the heel against which the loose shoe rubs. Only numbness exists along with a patch of ugly derma.
Coughlin expects his players to put in a full day’s work for a full day’s pay. He also expects players to maintain some measure of self-control during their time outside the structure and restrictions of the NFL season.
Yankee Stadium fell silent for just a few moments Thursday. Somehow, you have to feel there was a special something going on in those fleeting seconds as the crowd commemorated Zim.
On Tuesday night, den Dekker went 2-for-5 with a run and a stolen base out of the leadoff spot.
When right, few are better than Mark Teixeira. Problem is, Tex isn’t right. In fact, the words coming out of his mouth this weekend were downright ominous.
Though he wouldn’t say it, Michael Vick must see the bigger picture: the Jets have four quarterbacks, but they still won’t have legitimate starter when the Raiders walk into MetLife on Sept. 7.
Between prized prospects getting hurt and hitting coaches getting fired, there’s been a lot of elbowing around the Amazin’s these days.
Enjoy the baseball and the beach and the barbecues. But take a minute or two to remember that this is also about the veterans who made today not just possible, but necessary.
When real life invades sports, that’s when the true measure of an athlete is taken. The rest is a storybook.
There’s no reason for this team to be floundering at home. An attitude adjustment, not shorter fences, is what this squad needs.