June 25, 2019 at 10:36 am #95651
I thought it would be interesting to discuss some of the problems in the Big Apple.
There is a report that the GM directed a pitching change via phone while watching a game on TV.
The manager and a pitcher threatened a reporter and were fined.
What a mess!June 25, 2019 at 12:04 pm #95664
They are certainly taking the lead over the Nationals as the most dysfunctional and mismanaged team in MLB. I would assume Callaway won’t be around much longer. Maybe Riggleman can assume his annual title of interim manager.June 26, 2019 at 8:10 pm #95892June 26, 2019 at 8:19 pm #95896
Shouldn’t the GM be at the game? There is a sign of dysfunction, although perhaps the guy had personal issues to deal with and could not be with the club.
Meanwhile the cross-town Bombers are having a great year. Luke Voit probably looks at the day he was brought over there and celebrates it as his day of freedom.June 26, 2019 at 9:09 pm #95908CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
On the bright side, the Mets gambled on some guys with signing issues and won – ending up with 3 of the top 50 draftees.June 26, 2019 at 10:31 pm #95925
bikemike, the Mets game referenced was in Phoenix. No GM travels with the team for all 81 road games. They have other responsibilities, too, including the minor leagues.
The overriding focus was on the rumor that the GM directed the manager to make an in-game pitching change. Whether he was physically here or there seems less important.July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm #97134
A source confirmed the NY Post report that Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen threw a chair last night in a postgame meeting with manager Mickey Callaway and his coaches, then dismissed Callaway from the room to go conduct his "[expletive] press conference."
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 7, 2019July 6, 2019 at 9:52 pm #97146
Worst ran team in NY? Mets, Jets, or Knicks? All three are clown shows.September 30, 2019 at 3:37 pm #109528
It could always be worse. How about being Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez, trying to be enthusiastic in the final inning of the final game of another disappointing season for the Mets? (Well, at least one of them was enthusiastic…)
If anyone asks me what being a Mets fans is like, this is what I'm going to show them from now on … https://t.co/4QZT1nFAvn
— danjasper (@danjasper) September 30, 2019February 4, 2020 at 3:54 pm #121407
Statement from #Mets ownership on reports that Steve Cohen is backing out of deal to purchase majority stake in club: “The parties are subject to confidentiality obligations, including a mutual non-disclosure agreement, and therefore cannot comment.”
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 4, 2020February 4, 2020 at 8:28 pm #121420
On that call of their last game, Keith just puts his head in his hands and does not say anything. You can tell he’s thinking “Is this what it has gotten to – we go crazy over a meaningless win?”
I am actually meeting Keith briefly this weekend at an autograph session in Houston. But I am going to say anything about the Mets. Instead I am going to get his reaction to Ted Simmons’ HOF induction.February 4, 2020 at 10:56 pm #121431
I hope Hernandez gets into the Cardinals HOF soon.February 5, 2020 at 6:28 am #121435
BHC, the problem with Hernandez and the Cards HOF is younger voters who think of him as a Met. On his StL contributions alone, he should have been in several years ago. It is discouraging to me.
Let us know how it goes this weekend, bikemike. He is a good guy.
P.S. Coincidentally, the 2020 Cards HOF Modern Era fan ballot will be announced at exactly 6:15 pm tonight. I will have an article up immediately. In fact, it is ready to go!February 6, 2020 at 6:41 pm #121587
MLB defending the Wilpons is self-incriminating in Manfred’s incompetence. No one in their right mind would agree to what the Wilpons are demanding in their contract to sell the Mets.
Mets deal is dead, completely kaput. MLB doesn’t blame the Mets, who are expected to open up the sale in a more typical auction now. Also, after what happened here, belief is Stevie Cohen, despite his reported $13B, will have trouble ever buying any team.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 7, 2020
Jeff Wilpon wanted to completely control the organization with Steve Cohen’s money and also have a senior executive role when Cohen was actually the controlling partner. #Mets https://t.co/0vcJ1BsbiI pic.twitter.com/NV9Qunmq1g
— Joe DeMayo (@PSLToFlushing) February 6, 2020February 7, 2020 at 7:16 am #121598Boyer14ParticipantFree
There are rumors that the Mets will be sold.
First thing the new owner must do is clean house.February 7, 2020 at 9:15 am #121618
There are rumors that the Mets will be sold.
First thing the new owner must do is clean house.
If you read the posts directly above yours you will see that the sale of the Mets fell through. Not happening.February 7, 2020 at 9:18 am #121620Boyer14ParticipantFree
If you read the posts directly above yours you will see that the sale of the Mets fell through. Not happening.
Thanks.February 14, 2020 at 1:55 pm #122444
ARod may get in the mix to buy the Mets. I bet he would have no problem with Jessica Mendoza working for ESPN and the team at the same time! 😉
Should also mention that our reporting indicates Steve Cohen is monitoring this situation and talking to bankers about getting back in when the Wilpons fail to get an offer close to his $2.6B https://t.co/pZMeDfV0vZ
— Thornton McEnery (@ThorntonMcEnery) February 14, 2020February 14, 2020 at 2:01 pm #122446
If I am not mistaken Mendoza is no longer with the Mets or on ESPN Sunday baseball. She lost both.February 14, 2020 at 2:12 pm #122447
Shes still at ESPN but not doing sunday night baseball. She resigned from Mets.February 14, 2020 at 2:37 pm #122450
Met Keith Hernandez at that Tristar show last Sunday. Couldn’t talk too long as people were waiting for his autograph. I had on a retro-style Cardinal shirt that pays homage to the 1926 team, and right away Hernandez goes “I like that shirt”.
I told him “We gotta get you in the Cardinals Hall of Fame”. He mentioned that he was up for it again this year. I said I will do what I can on social media for him, and then said “You should have been in there before McGwire”. He just shrugged as if to say “What can you do?”.
I asked what he thought of Ted Simmons getting voted into the baseball HOF, had he said “I think it’s great”.
Good guy. Deserves to be in our Hall so get out and vote for him people!February 14, 2020 at 3:07 pm #122455
I concur on Hernandez. Thanks for sharing your account, bikemike.
The Mendoza comment was a joke. 😉 But if ARod bought the team, he could rehire her. And he would open a spot back on Sunday Night Baseball…
P.S. I love how Heyman suggested Cohen would probably never be allowed to buy any team, when another reporter later says Cohen is just waiting for the price to go down. Guessing Cohen must have rubbed one of Heyman’s cronies the wrong way.February 14, 2020 at 4:05 pm #122457
J-LO might veto the Mendoza rehire. :o)February 14, 2020 at 4:24 pm #122458
P.S. I love how Heyman suggested Cohen would probably never be allowed to buy any team, when another reporter later says Cohen is just waiting for the price to go down. Guessing Cohen must have rubbed one of Heyman’s cronies the wrong way.
His cronies are the Wilpons.March 24, 2020 at 2:49 pm #125270
Can’t blame this on bad ownership, a bumbling front office or a cheating manager. Just bad luck. Good for Michael Wacha, though.
New York Mets starter Noah Syndergaard has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery in the near future, sources tell ESPN. The procedure will keep him out until at earliest April 2021 and likely into the summer months.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 24, 2020
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