No more bobbleheads. On May 2, “Gold’s Horseradish” will hand out garden gnomes in the image of Jacob deGrom. What else could be behind the Mets’ shift in fortunes?
The Giants need leaders both now and in the future, which is why it is a little absurd that they have yet to extend Eli Manning’s contract.
Of course, this could all turn into one big mirage. A better test comes up Monday night, when the Bombers start a four-game set against the 10-2 Tigers.
Lucas Duda could well become the face of the offense, at least until David Wright gets back. Think about that for a second.
The term “status quo” apparently does not appear in the NFL’s competitive lexicon.
People attached a lot of adjectives to the Mets’ chances before Saturday’s news. Young. Eager. Resilient. Solid. It’s amazing how the conversation changed so quickly.
Girardi needed something to give his team a boost, and he got it with the Betances-to-Miller progression. Now he should go back to the book. The one that will tell him to let Betances do his job in the ninth.
If spring training was a time for hope, Opening Day is a time for belief. So go ahead. Believe.
No one can guarantee it will ever happen. These are the Mets, after all. But the foundation exists. The Yanks have left the door wide open.
Judging by recent events, the Yanks may have to come to the understanding that their $22 million PED albatross may provide more of a boost than they ever thought possible.
Another good pass rusher will make that reunited CB tandem of Revis and Cromartie look even better. If it translates into winning, Jets fans might even forgive for not getting the QB at all costs.
Dellin Betances has looked no where near the flamethrower who made the All-Star team as David Robertson’s setup man. And Andrew Miller has had just a so-so spring.
If the Mets expect to be relevant this year, Matt Harvey will pitch plenty of pressure games. Opening Day is not one of them. It’s just one of 162.
The Giants did Peyton Hillis a big favor when they cut him. They gave him a chance to preserve his brain by taking away the one incentive — dollars — that keeps players coming back.
Don’t play them. Don’t sign them. Don’t even answer their agents’ phone calls. It’ll never happen. The teams don’t care, not really. Not when it gets in the way of a winning record.