When Mets fans across the Tri-State Area awoke to the news that third baseman David Wright agreed a seven-year, $122 million extension, it must have felt like Christmas morning had come weeks early.
The big question remains: Does Wright want to be a one-team man like Chipper Jones and Derek Jeter, or does he eventually want to test the free-agent waters like most elite players of the modern era?
Will the Mets and David Wright agree on an extension this offseason? It’s “50-50,” according to the New York Post.
You’d like to think that the fire sale or deconstruction of the Miami Marlins is now complete, but with these bozos driving the bus, who knows.
Jeffrey Loria is laughing all the way to the bank. Or as Gordon Gekko would put it, “Greed is good”. Truth be told, Gekko is a rank amateur compared to the Marlins owner.
Reacting to the Marlins’ latest payroll purge on Twitter, slugger Giancarlo Stanton gave it three exclamation marks. Didn’t we all?
Ike Davis hit his 32nd homer and Scott Hairston got his 20th Wednesday to help the New York Mets win their season finale by beating the Miami Marlins 4-2.
Giancarlo Stanton hit his 37th homer, and Rob Brantly hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning to help the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 3-2 Monday night.
Thursday could be David Wright’s final appearance as a Met at Citi Field.
In the first two innings at Citi Field on Friday night, a team missed a popup and a fly ball, botched a grounder and threw a run-scoring wild pitch. In a surprise, the guilty club was the Miami Marlins, not the New York Mets.
Ask any Mets fan about David Wright, and chances are they’ll make a case for No. 5 to stay in Flushing. Well, good news.
In light of Monday’s brutal loss, I couldn’t help but think back to the good old days — when the organization had a plethora of talent and the sky seemed to be the limit. It wasn’t 25 years ago, although it feels like it might as well have been.
Even if neither New York team reaches its goals, their fans can rejoice in the fates of their foes: archrivals Boston and Philadelphia, who are a combined 30 games out of first place.
Sandy Alderson wants to keep David Wright and R.A. Dickey at Citi Field for the long-term.
It’s always nice to get that retroactive glimpse of what a team can be once in a while, as the struggle to regain some lost equilibrium grinds through this most laborious month.