Archive for March, 2006

Jail Isiah

Reader Michael A. Ball sent This link. Here’s an excerpt: Not a single player remains from the roster Isiah Thomas inherited on December 22nd, 2003. So, after a staggering number of transactions, what remains of the Knicks? There’s a league high $125 million payroll – versus an $83 million payroll when Isiah took over, six […]


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Stan McNeal on Billy Wagner

Stan McNeal of The Sporting News has written a column about Mets closer Billy Wagner. He cites Wagner’s dislike of Phillies fans as one of the reasons Wagner decided to leave Philadelphia. If Wagner had problems with the Phillies fans then it’s likely to get very ugly when he blows his first save for the […]



Noble on the Mets Sweet 16

As the NCAA celebrates this years sweet 16 in their annual basketball tournament Marty Noble celebrates the Mets very own sweet 16.



Camp Notes

Camp hasn’t been very eventful in my opinion. That’s why I haven’t written much this spring. But there are a few notes that are worth mentioning now that we’re getting closer to the season.



TV Heads

The Mets new tv station, SportsNet New York, kicks off this afternoon (in most of our area anyway). Apparently the network is taking their ‘TV head’ ad campaign a step further. I nearly bumped into two people with TV heads on 7th Avenue this morning. The guys were nearly blind because they couldn’t see out […]



2007 Free Agent Push?

Today’s New York Post discusses the Mets interesting payroll situation for next off season. In short it states that



Spring Training Notes

Thinsg are mostly quiet around Mets camp. There’s mostly just the usual spring training fair going on. Exhibition games. Players getting into shape. The continuing story of Pedro Martinez‘s preperation for this season with his bad toe and new shoes. There’s not really very much to talk about beyond the following 2 points: Tom Glavine […]



R.I.P. Kirby Puckett

Kirby Puckett died last night after suffering a stroke on Sunday morning. Many other websites have done a far better job than I could at describing the life and death of the first ballot hall of famer so I won’t even try to write my own piece here. I just couldn’t let such a sad […]



Why play the WBC now?

I was looking at some of the box scores from the first couple of days of exhibition games and observed how most pitchers were only pitching 1 or 2 inning. This got me thinking about the World Baseball Classic (WBC) and how pitchers are being asked to compete at a time of year when they […]



Wagner Bows Out of Classic

New Mets closer Billy Wagner has backed out of the World Baseball Classic.