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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Opening day winners and losers: Robinson Cano, Chris Sale and pace-of-play

It’s one game out of 162. One day out of months of them. So how much can you really take away from opening day in Major League Baseball? It’s a valid question. But have you ever known sports not to be a world of overreaction?

So, sure, we’re assessing the winners and losers of opening day. And, yes, the premise is somewhat flawed. But we also know that every baseball fan approaches opening day with slightly more optimism than the other days. Even people in Baltimore.

The winners aren’t just the teams that score more runs — even though that is also technically true. Being an opening day “winner” is about making a statement on the biggest day of the year when all 30 teams play. It’s also about being on the opposite side of expectations. So, no, the Orioles aren’t necessarily “losers” for losing.

The good news? Tomorrow is a new day. And so is the day after that.

Some commentary concerning opening day- wonder how many of these points will still apply at the end of the season….

 

QLE Posted: March 30, 2019 at 08:26 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: chris sale, opening day, pace of play, robinson cano

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Robinson Cano thinks Amed Rosario could be Mets’ next ‘superstar’

Rosario has really looked good this spring. He’s been less passive and more aggressive on strikes.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 14, 2019 at 09:38 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: amed rosario, mets, robinson cano

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Two Mets ranked on MLB Network’s Top 10 Second Basemen list

In one offseason, the Mets went from having none of the Top 10 second basemen in baseball to having two of them—at least according to MLB Network’s Top 10 Second Basemen Right Now! show.

But the order might surprise you.

Jed Lowrie, who the Mets signed to a two-year deal last week, comes in at No. 2 on the list, behind Jose Altuve of the Astros. Robinson Cano, who the Mets acquired along with Edwin Diaz from the Mariners in December, checks in at No. 4.

And, with the Mets being what they are, there is a less than 0% chance that neither of them will be the starting second baseman by September.

QLE Posted: January 15, 2019 at 04:33 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: jed lowrie, mets, robinson cano, second base

Friday, January 11, 2019

Will Mets’ near $200 million spending spree actually pay off?

Has a new era of New York Mets baseball arrived?

It almost feels that way, though we could never blame Mets fans for being skeptical.

Here’s what we know: After several offseasons where the Mets were barely a blip on the Hot Stove radar, new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen has made up for lost time this winter. More significantly, he’s digging deep into the cash register and spending money the organization has seemingly tried to convince fans it didn’t have.

Given that this is the Mets, I suspect that the answer to these questions will make Betteridge proud….

QLE Posted: January 11, 2019 at 06:09 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: brodie van wagenen, mets, mets being mets, robinson cano

Thursday, November 29, 2018

“Significant Momentum” Toward Deal To Send Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz To Mets | MLBTR

10:13am: “Significant momentum” has built toward a deal that would send high-dollar veteran second baseman Robinson Cano and top-shelf young closer Edwin Diaz from the Mariners to the Mets, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (Twitter links). Cano has reportedly not yet been asked to waive his no-trade rights, though Passan adds that is not expected to represent a significant hurdle.


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Yankees trading for Robinson Cano would be colossally dumb

The reshaping of the Seattle Mariners roster that has started this offseason would reportedly include a trade of star infielder Robinson Cano if general manager Jerry Dipoto gets his way.

While that may not be a surprise to anyone who has already seen the Mariners trade ace James Paxton and catcher Mike Zunino, this part may be surprising: According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the Mariners have tried to trade Cano back to the New York Yankees, where he played his first nine seasons and was an All-Star five times.

Do it! Do it! Spite this columnist! Do it!

(Ulterior motive? Me?)

QLE Posted: November 27, 2018 at 08:43 AM | 51 comment(s)
  Beats: bad trade ideas, robinson cano, trade talk, yankees

 

 

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