Transactions 2014

The True Value Of A Dark Chi

I’ve been having a lot of conversations about value, and how to effectively allocate that value. These conversations have been with a friend who is ultra frustrated about the Mets and their quiet off-season. And he’s ready to dive off the deep end and trade Noah Syndergaard for the first sexy name that walks on […]

Jimmy Rollins

Jimmy Won’t Forget You

Whether it’s coming up with the luckiest prediction in baseball history, or his obsession with Jose Reyes, it’s been interesting having Jimmy Rollins as a division rival for close to ten years. But the warped relationship between team and rival is over, as Jimmy Rollins has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for … […]

Dillon Gee Returns


Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, and Jacob deGrom are locks for the starting rotation. So you have three starters with only two spots left in the rotation. Jon Niese is the only lefty of the group, and nobody wants to pay $11 million for one year of 42-year-old Bartolo Colon. So it would make sense that […]

Didi Gregorius

Foiling A Robbery

So there’s a replacement out there for Derek Jeter. His name is Didi Gregorius, who the Yankees traded for in a three way deal involving Shane Greene going to Detroit, and prospects Robbie Ray and Domingo Leyba. Gregorius is a good fit for the Yankees, as while he might not be a huge upgrade from […]

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On Board

Matt Harvey met the media for the first time this offseason, which was apparently good enough for “special coverage” on SNY. (Partly because Matt Harvey is, like it or not, a significant talent and a compelling figure in the New York sports landscape. And partly because the Jets are 2-10 and if SNY has to […]

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A Chat With Terry

In case you missed it, Terry Collins joined my friends at Sports Talk NY Live last night and talked about working with Sandy Alderson, Wilmer Flores’ shortstop abilities, and who has the best chance to break camp in the rotation. The most fascinating part to me was his explanation about the made-up and ridiculous “Jose Reyes […]

Daniel Murphy Happy

‘Tis The Season

Hey kids, it’s almost tradin’ time! You know, that time of year we expect Santa to come down the chimney and provide us with a new shortstop … because we’ve been good little boys and girls. But Santa never comes because we don’t come to Citi Field and write enough notes for him. And by […]

Yasmany Tomas

Snake Eyes

Breaking: Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas & D-backs have agreed to a 6-year deal worth $68.5M, according to sources — Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB)

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The Circumstances Surrounding Liking Ike Again

So on the same day that Metsblog reports that the club is looking to add a lefty to the bullpen, Ike Davis gets designated for assignment by the Pirates? And I’m not supposed to think this is a coincidence? Look, all I’m saying is that if it was change of scenery that Davis needed, he […]

R.A. Dickey Blue Jays

Character Assassinated

You know I like to keep track of the former Mets. The ones I like, and the ones I don’t. So this space is dedicated to one of the dearly departed. (Meaning he’s not a Met anymore … not that he died.) This update comes to us from the land of maple syrup and cheeseburger […]

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Pop Quiz

I want to mention one more thing about Citi Field’s new dimensions. The following are actual quotes regarding ballpark dimensions. Your job is to figure out who said them. First one: “I saw four home runs today. The other team didn’t seem to have a problem.” Second one: “If we’re going to start complaining about the […]

Understanding Sporting Odds: The Secret to Becoming a Successful MLB Bettor

Understanding Major League Baseball Odds are essential for the bettors to be in a much winning position. The game of betting, at times, becomes, very intense and tricky. It is not luck, all the time that makes you a winner. Understanding the nitty-gritty of sports betting is also vital. Especially baseball betting involves a lot of learning in […]

Doc Gooden

A Half Century Of Doc

Sometimes I think we get too caught up in anniversaries. Every October 25th we note that it’s the anniversary of Game 6. Every September 17th we talk about the clincher. And on and on and on until we note the completely mundane and monotonous events. Not just Mets wise … everything. We note everything until […]