New York Mets
“It’s not coming out here and boasting, but I think where we stand right now, we’re a much better team than we were last year and in years past.”
The Mets would have received shortstop Ian Desmond, the Nats would have received Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar and the Rays would have received Mets prospects.
It may not be baseball weather, but fans flocked to Citi Field in the bitter cold Thursday for a good cause.
The Mets are right back where they started. Wilmer Flores appears to be the team’s starting shortstop heading into spring training.
The $3.7-million contract includes a $50,000 bonus if the injured closer makes 60 appearances in 2015.
Madden joined WFAN host Mike Francesa on Tuesday afternoon to explain why he didn’t vote for the 12-time All-Star.
The slugger received 69.9 percent of the vote (384 of 549 votes) from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, short of the 75 percent needed for election.
It’s a baseball crime that the Mets legend wasn’t elected in his first two years on the ballot, and if he’s shunned a third time it will be a full-blown disgrace.
Johnson, Martinez and Smoltz appear to be shoo-ins for election. Joining them could be Piazza and Biggio in what is shaping up as the biggest class of inductees in 60 years.
Mets fans and Tinder. Just imagine the possibilities.
The 37-year-old right-hander agreed Monday to a minor league contract and was invited to big league spring training.
Is this the year the great Mets catcher takes his place in Cooperstown — or will he go 0 for 3?
For one, the tool of choice was a bat. For the other, a stick. Tony Gwynn and Jean Beliveau died this year, unparalleled craftsmen who made the supremely difficult look almost easy.
In light of the tragedy this past Saturday, when two NYPD officers were murdered in Brooklyn, the seven-time All-Star tried to lend a hand in any way he could.
Owners can’t be fired, but one disgruntled Mets fan is determined to get Fred and Jeff out of Queens.