So, the New York Mets MLB baseball team introduced their new general manager today, Brodie Van Wagenen. The interesting thing about the hire is that Van Wagenen has never been a baseball executive in his life, but a player agent who negotiated contracts on behalf of superstar clients; some of whom are on the New York Mets roster. The Wilpon family ownership of the Mets seemed pleased with the pick and are hoping their “out of the box” hire will bear fruit. By entrusting a 44 year old with considerable player knowledge and no clubhouse experience to run a franchise which has struggled in recent years since its surprise run to the 2015 World Series, the organization is stepping into uncharted territory.
Honestly, when we first heard the name Van Wagenen, we thought it was one of those rich twins from The Social Network movie.
Let’s hope Van Wagenen is more
O Captain! My Captain!
Last night, the New York Mets and their fan base said goodbye to their All Star Captain David Wright. A fan favorite for years until injury derailed an excellent career, the third baseman had not played in two years and had to work through a vigorous rehab regime to get back to playing shape. Unfortunately, Wright came to the realization this summer that his body will just not respond. As a tribute, the Mets activated and started Wright at third base where he played alongside friend and teammate Jose Reyes one last time. Wright received the first pitch of the game from his 2 year old daughter Olivia. He played the first four innings of the game before being pulled from the game to a long standing ovation at Citi Field. Wright had one routine put out from third base on a ground ball and got to bat twice – grounding out once and drawing a walk.
The Mets would win the game over the Miami Marlins 1-0 in 13 innings.
We wish David Wright the best of luck in his retirement years.
The Captain Calls It A Day
New York Mets superstar third baseman David Wright announced today what is effectively his retirement. Not having played since May of 2016, Wright has worked diligently to try to get himself back into playing shape, but after battling spinal stenosis and various other surgeries, has finally determined his body will never be in game shape again. In an emotional press conference, the team announced that Wright will be activated for the final homestand of the year on September 25th and will start at third base on September 29th against the Florida Marlins in what will be his farewell game.
We wish David Wright the best. A true fan favorite and one of the best players in New York Mets franchise history.
The New York Mets baseball franchise, already in the midst of an absolutely terrible season, hit rock bottom tonight as they were clubbed by the Washington Nationals 25-4, making it the worst loss in the club’s 56 year history. Starter Steven Matz gave up 7 runs in the first inning and the rout was underway early. By the 5th inning it was 19-0 and pitching for the first time in his career, Jose Reyes gave up another 6 runs in emergency relief during the 8th inning.
Talk about insult to injury. Maybe the Mets should have traded some of those starters at the deadline today to build a new team….ANY team but this team!
New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes’ season is over. He will undergo two heel surgeries for calcification on his feet, the team announced Wednesday. Cespedes is expected to miss eight to 10 months as he recovers, although there is a possibility his rehab time will be longer. In the midst of a 4 year, 110 million dollar contract, it is very possible the recovery period will take him nearly to the end of the deal. Cespedes, 32, has played just 38 games this season, but he still has nine home runs and 29 RBIs.
We won’t need to look for Mr. Cespedes any more…we know where he’ll be – on the disabled list for the foreseeable future…
Well, our favorite spoof target returned to the Mets lineup Friday night and hit a home run in a 7-5 victory over the crosstown rival NY Yankees. However, after the game, Cespedes announced that he is considering surgery for calcification in the heels of his feet. The veteran outfielder said the root of his medical issues this season is from the heel ailment that has plagued him for years and that he was considering surgery, which would mean an 8-10 month recovery process. After returning Friday, Cespedes has been held out of the lineup two straight games, though he offered to DH on Sunday and was told no.
Throw in the fact that Noah Syndergaard was put on the disabled list today for Hoof and Mouth disease and it’s just been one dandy season for the Metropolitans…
Miracle of miracles! Yoenis Cespedes has been found back on the field and in the New York Mets lineup for the first time since mid-May. He even hit a home run in his return!
Final Score NY Mets 7 NY Yankees 5
Rumor has it that Yoenis Cespedes will return to the New York Mets lineup tonight for the start of the Subway Series against the New York Yankees. We shall see…