New York Mets
Free-agent right-hander Bartolo Colon and the Mets have reached a deal, giving the New York the starter it was seeking to replace injured ace Matt Harvey.
Would ya look at that, Boomer and Carton were back at it again Thursday morning on this edition of the Morning Extravaganza.
The Mets’ quiet offseason has gotten considerably louder.
The 34-year-old left-hander hit the open market last month when the Mets declined his $25-million option for 2014, which included a $5.5 million buyout.
“I think we’re still building,” Wilpon said. “I mean, we’d like to win next season, of course. I know everybody feels it’s slow in coming, but these things sometimes take a little bit of time.”
The former Yankees outfielder quickly endeared himself to Mets fans during his introductory press conference Tuesday with the money quote “true New Yorkers” root for the Amazin’s.
Craig thinks ‘catching lightning in a bottle’ could and should be the ‘Not So Amazin’ Mets’ battle cry for the 2014 campaign, so he rapped about it…
“A lot of the people I’ve met in New York have always said that true New Yorkers are Mets fans,” Granderson said. “So I’m excited to get a chance to see them all out there.”
Funny how the twists and turns take you. Torre turned down a trade from the Mets to the Yankees in 1976 because he thought he’d have a chance to manage the Amazin’s.
The 40-year-old had an excellent campaign for the A’s in 2013. The free-agent pitcher went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA in 190 1/3 innings over 30 starts. He struck out 117 and issued 29 walks.
Inking Grandy sends the right message, and it puts the baseball world on notice that this franchise isn’t just going to rest on its laurels and continue to be a complete and utter joke.
The Yankees are checking in on former Mets starter Mike Pelfrey, according to WFAN/CBS Sports baseball insider John Heyman.
According WFAN/CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Mets have reportedly agreed a four-year, $60 million contract with free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson.
According to WFAN’s Jon Heyman, the Mets and Curtis Granderson are talking terms on a long-term deal.
The Major League Baseball Players Association has named former Tony Clark as its new executive director.