Saturday, October 24, 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020
From the NY POST
After the Yankees’ season ended, general manager Brian Cashman said the team’s rotation “was at risk” in the playoffs “and that needs to get improved upon.”
Clearly, Marcus Stroman agrees, as the right-hander took to Twitter on Wednesday to explain why he would fit into the Yankees’ rotation.
In response to a Twitter post saying Stroman would be “the steal of the offseason,” the pending free agent agreed and posited he’d be at least their third-best starter in 2021.
“Besides [Gerrit] Cole, there’s no current yankee pitcher who will be anywhere in my league over the next 5-7 years,’’ Stroman wrote. “Their pitching always folds in the end. That lineup and payroll should be winning World Series’ left and right … yet they’re in a drought! Lol.”
Read more here.
I wasn't a fan of Marcus Stroman when he pitched in Toronto. Still wasn't a fan when he pitched for the Mets. I just don't think he is a solid pitcher. The opting out of the season once he got his service time in was a little shady too. If he wants to flirt and end up with the Yankees it's fine with me.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
From the NY POST
Steve Cohen is one significant step closer to becoming the owner of the Mets.
The Post confirmed MLB’s Ownership Committee approved Cohen to be the team’s next owner, with sources saying Cohen received seven of the eight votes on the board. Sportico first reported Cohen’s approval.
Next up will be the eight-owner Executive Committee, followed by the full ownership group, when Cohen will need 23 of 30 votes for his $2.475 billion purchase of the Mets to go through. Since the Mets will vote for Cohen, he’ll really need just 22 of 29.
Cohen met virtually with the Ownership Committee earlier this month and the full ownership group vote could occur as soon as the week following the conclusion of the World Series, with Game 1 Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas.
As The Post’s Ken Davidoff reported Saturday, there is “cautious optimism” that Cohen will secure the necessary votes, although not necessarily unanimity.
White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf had previously opposed Cohen’s pursuit of the Dodgers and Reinsdorf is friendly with Alex Rodriguez — who attempted to buy the Mets in a group that included fiancée Jennifer Lopez, and business titans Vincent Viola and Mike Repole. That group could revive its bid if the opportunity arises. Another group led by Josh Harris, who owns the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, also bid for the Mets.
Read more here.
Anyone think Cohen doesn't get approved? I think some of the signs like Mikkeller (which was owner by a lot of Wilpons and Katz kinfolk) closing up shop and the US Regulators okaying Cohen to buy the team, I think it's pretty fair to say the owners will vote yes on the sale, even if they are worried about spending. The positive side for them is that the Mets making money, makes the central fund richer.
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Friday, October 16, 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Who besides Ceetar has beer flights at home? This is another dopey item.Show off your dedication to the New York Mets at your next get-together with this Craft Beer Flight. This two-tiered acacia tray includes four 4oz. beer glasses suspended in the top shelf, and hallowed areas to hold the beer caps. It also features a chalkboard panel so you can label your beers with the included soapstone pencil. This awesome piece is sure to highlight your New York Mets spirit!
Bring Home the Jake Mangum Hit King Bobblehead Today!
We are not worthy! Bring home the Jake Mangum Hit King Bobblehead and pay your respects to the greatest hitter in SEC history.
Before coming to Brooklyn as a member of the New York Mets, Mangum took Mississippi State by storm for four years of unforgettable moments and unwavering consistency at the plate. Jake finished his Bulldogs career with 383 hits, the most all-time in conference history and the fourth-most in NCAA history.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
If I was a cynical Mets fan, I would say this is just a PR move to get MLB Owners to vote him the sale of the team. If I was cynical, I would say imagine the PR nightmare MLB Owners would have to deal with at that time? If I was cynical, I would say that there might be contracts that need to be renewed for the unions and this is a way to make a favorable first impression with them. But, Hey, I'm not cynical and at least the possible new ownership will help put some money in the pockets of the folks in need from that work at the stadium
From the NY POST.
Steve Cohen, because of his vast wealth and what could be done with it in procuring players, has been the people’s choice to gain control of the Mets. He also is solidifying another constituency — seasonal employees.
Cohen worked out a deal with the three unions that represent Citi Field seasonal employees such as food service workers, janitors and security guards that if he is approved to become Mets owner, he would pay each $500 a month this offseason to financially assist those who did not work a single game amid the pandemic in 2020, The Post has learned.
The deal would cover 1,140 workers over five months, so basically $2,500 per person between November and Opening Day. That is a $2.85 million commitment if Cohen’s ownership is approved.
The heads of the three unions that represent the seasonal workers — Kyle Bragg, president of SEIU Local 32BJ; Bill Granfield, president of UNITE HERE Local 100; and Richard Lanigan, business manager of OPEIU Local 153 — said in a joint statement:
“On behalf of the over 1,000 employees our unions collectively represent, we are extraordinarily grateful to Steve Cohen for this multi-million dollar commitment to help the seasonal workers of Citi Field.
“During this period of uncertainty, the food service employees, custodians, concessions staff and other vital workers are struggling to make ends meet while the stadium remains closed. There is no question that this pledge of financial assistance represents a lifeline for these hardworking families.
For years us Mets fans also have said the Wilpons/Mets never did the moves that would help them compete or put the over the top to become a winner. This just shows how they are with even tech that could be written off probably as a cost for business. How do you not do something like this to help your team win and when then win they make more money? The ineptitude of the owners for the Mets really did know no bounds.
From the NY Post
Sunday, October 11, 2020
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Saturday, October 10, 2020
Friday, October 9, 2020
Hello friends, well wishers, fellow sports fans, and the random people that follow me just to argue. We at the Late Knight Warriors are doing a limited shirt run to raise money that goes directly to the Cancer Research Institute to help with the fight against cancer. Shirts are available in adult and kid sizes. We've already hit our minimum, but would love to add on to that. Cheers! And Fuck Cancer! - Elvis Cage
You guys might know Elvis as The 7 Line Army DJ from the tailgates and other events. Let's show some support to this cause.
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Thursday, October 8, 2020
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Monday, October 5, 2020
This premium version features a ribbed knit body, chain stitched Mets and HOME RUN embroidery, and a premium plush pom. It's gorgeous.
This will be the ONLY drop of these beanies this fall/winter, so definitely set an alarm now to scoop yours up. It's all going down AT 10AM ETON OUR WEBSITE.
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Very rare vintage Brian Asher Mets Subway Series helmet / hat from 1988. Complete and working. The apple on top is slightly damaged. Mechanized subway cars rotate on track around Yankee/Mets Shea stadium. Very cool !History of this helmet :In the Spring of 1988, there was a lot of talk in the New York sports press about a potential Subway Series in baseball that year since both New York teams were potentially very good that year. This inspired Huntington Resident and baseball fan Brian Asher to create and develop the one and only Subway Series batting helmet. The helmet consisted of a basic Mets or Yankees souvenir batting helmet to show your team allegiance to which was added railroad tracks, a stadium which was half Shea Stadium and half Yankee Stadium which housed a windup toy motor. The toy motor had a "driveshaft" sticking out of the top of the stadium to which was attached a plastic rod with a number 4 Subway car on one end, and a number 7 on the other. When the rod was wound up, the cars would revolve around the stadium on the track. A little apple symbolic of the BIG APPLE was secured to the top of the stadium. The helmet was finished off with decals of the words "Subway Series" in graffiti style writing on either side of the helmet and the names of the Shea and Yankee Stadium stops on their respective sides, There are also decals of the stadiums to show details as well as on the subway cars.Brian's brother Jerry, a Huntington attorney and licensed Professional Baseball Player Agent enlisted the help of two of his clients, Buddy Harrelson (Mets coach at the time) and Rafael Santana (Yankees shortstop at the time) to make a 30 second commercial which aired on Yankees and Mets games on Cablevision in October of 1988. After a considerable investment in plastic injection molding tooling, consulting fees, materials, advertising and office space, "the Asher boys" were in business!