Team USA released its provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic on Thursday, and both New York baseball teams will be represented. First baseman Mark Teixeira is the only Yankee on the roster, and David Wright is the only Met.
R.A. Dickey will join forces with David Wright one more time as they team-up to take on the world at the 2013 World Baseball Classic in March.
New Toronto ace R.A. Dickey said Tuesday he’s thrilled to join a team that’s “all in” to win the World Series and thankful the Mets did not meet his contract demands.
Right-hander Carl Pavano — who is no stranger to the Big Apple — is on the Mets’ radar. The 36-year-old’s agent told the Newark Star Ledger that there is “mutual interest” between both sides. However, talks are “very preliminary,” the newspaper reported.
According to the New York Post, owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz have refinanced $450 million in loans that were borrowed against SportsNet New York, the cable network which airs the vast majority of Mets game throughout the season.
I am not promising a World Series or even a playoff appearance in 2013, but this team is on the rise and will make you proud in the coming years. And the first steps toward that journey will take place in 2013.
2013 brings major issues and tons of uncertainty for the aging, payroll-trimming New York Yankees.
Ernie Palladino plays Santa and hands out Christmas presents to New York sports icons.
The Mets have a gaping hole to fill in their rotation with R.A. Dickey shipped off to Toronto. More like a 20-win canyon.
Only a clown would compare the careers of Alex Rodriguez and R.A. Dickey. But their current paths, crisscrossing the Big Apple, serve as microcosms of the teams and town they represent.
“I think it’s important for me to grieve leaving New York,” Dickey said on Tuesday. “I had a proverbial home there. I had a home among fans. I had a home in an organization.”
I assure you that in a year or two, you’ll look at the R.A. Dickey trade as a watershed moment for the Mets.
The prevalent theory is usually to sell high on a stock when you can. Time will tell whether the dividend pays off.
“Thank you for making me feel wanted,” R.A. Dickey tweeted just before the official trade announcement.
Count Monday as a Mets win, even though sometimes even winning involves a modicum of pain.