As Harvey wins, he continues to improve his mound virtuosity. He’s not just throwing gas. He’s learning how to actually pitch, and quickly.
While it might seem to us like these guys should have better things to think about, like taking the next step in their careers, let’s remember that these are two young, unattached players.
The game belongs to the players, coaches, managers and owners. If they want it clean, they have the power to make it so, even if it becomes extremely uncomfortable for the guilty few. They need only to come together and get it done.
Smith seems concerned only with taking Sanchez’s job. That will shake out in training camp, certainly. But even if he wins that competition, he must also worry about taking the locker room along with him.
It’s been a solid couple of days. A good report on Derek Jeter’s tight quad would be the topper.
The day everybody knew was coming came Monday. Five-year extension, $43 million, with $15.6 million in guaranteed money for Victor Cruz.
This is not about standings. It’s about sex appeal. With Saturday’s official selection of David Wright and Matt Harvey to the All-Star team, Mets fans can now settle for the title of sexiest team in the majors.
Perhaps the artillery Girardi really needs, the big cannons, will come alive soon enough.
It’s sad that it had to come in such a macabre manner, but it’s a fact. Just like it’s a fact that people are drawn to the possessions of the infamous.
It seems like every time the Yankees get a bit of bad news, Alex Rodriguez is somehow lurking in the background.
What separates Sapp from the other idiots is something that goes deeper than simple stupidity. There’s a classlessness about him that shows up whenever he opens his mouth or bangs his thumbs on a smartphone.
Nothing is a given with these Mets, aside from the almost-sure thing in the 24-year-old flamethrower. He’s worth the lofty price of admission all by himself.
Life deals all of us our share of challenges. Few handle them as well as Jennings.
If Wheeler turns into an equivalent mound presence as Harvey this year, all well and good. He might even become the second part of a 1-1A entry. But there’s no need to pressure Wheeler into becoming a savior. The Mets already have one.
There’s an advantage to all this. More beach time for the fans, who will be unencumbered by such mundane things as division and wild card races.