New York Mets Newsbeat
Sunday, December 23, 2012
“But it’s easy to imagine the Mets’ regulars outplaying the Dodgers’, which is kind of sad, and kind of funny, and mainly a reminder that it’s not necessarily good to spend like a soused heir. (There is a basketball team in Los Angeles further proving the point.)”
Have been reading Tim Marchman for years, a big fan. Not seeing this one, much as I’d like to!
Posted: December 23, 2012 at 10:26 PM | 29 comment(s)
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Monday, December 17, 2012
10:52am: Dickey landed in Florida to undergo his physical, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports (on Twitter). Some of the two-year, $25MM extension will be a signing bonus for 2013.
10:42am: The sides are in agreement on a two-year, $25MM deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (Twitter links). The agreement is pending a physical, and the trade will be official if and when Dickey passes. The two-year deal would cover the 2014-15 seasons.
Saturday, December 01, 2012
I’m posting this primarily because I found Michael Weiner’s take on the Hall of Fame ballot to be interesting:
The example that I’ve used – some of you have heard me use it before, but I’ll use it in a different context – is the example of George Steinbrenner. When George Steinbrenner becomes eligible to get into the Hall of Fame, he should get into the Hall of Fame the first time. No questions asked. Given the bulk, the corpus, the scope of George Steinbrenner’s career and his impact on major-league baseball.
(Note: Actually, Steinbrenner was on the 2010 Veterans Committee ballot and didn’t get inducted. He’ll likely be on next year’s Veterans Committee ballot again.)
Having said that, put aside the campaign contribution conviction or the whole Howie Spira thing. I’m not even talking about those. George Steinbrenner was found to be one of 26 major-league owners, three times, being guilty of collusion. Being guilty of trying intentionally not to win in Major League Baseball, but participating in a conspiracy where they wouldn’t bid for, you name it. Kirk Gibson, Tim Raines, Jack Morris – the best players. He was found guilty of that by a legal proceeding.
You could say, “Well, George Steinbrenner cheated the game of baseball for a substantial section of his career, and therefore, the morals clause should keep him out.” I don’t think it should. George Steinbrenner belongs in because, when you look at everything he did, he deserves to be in. And I’d like to see – again, you asked the question – I’d like to see voters take that kind of approach in looking at some of the admittedly historic players who are up for a vote this time.
HT to Tango.
for his generous support.
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