Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com -
-I see Dickey as an upfront, honest man, far past any drama. If he says the negotiations are too slow, then they are too slow. And, only people that want to sign say things are too slow. He could care about the time spent here if he was looking for employment elsewhere. Could the Mets be trying to close the Wright deal? None of this goes against the 2013 budget and there will be plenty of money in 2014. I like what Ted Berg said today: “I want the Mets to sign David Wright because I am bored’. This whole process is so bush.
Sorry ladies… Josh Satin is engaged to Allyson Murrow.
Mike Pelfrey told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York he expects to be ready to pitch by Opening Day…
Interesting that this comes just before the Mets have to decide on whether or not they will non-tender him. Trust me about TJS surgery… you have no idea how that ball is going to come out of your palm after the surgery. Normal recovery is 12-18 months and Big Mike had his on May 1st. We will all know the first couple of times he throws his slider to a lefty, trying to hit the inside portion of the plate. If it starts out like it’s heading to the batter’s chest and then, at the last second (there’s only 4.5) it curves back in the zone… well, then the old Pelfrey is back. Is it worth over $5mil to find out? Hell no. We talk all the time about the great, young pitching staff here, but, right now, three of these guys (Pelfrey, Dillon Gee, Johan Santana) are on the shelf. There’s still a ways to go before calling this the best staff in the NL East, but the job would get a lot easier if Pelfrey was back in the $1-2mil range.
The sale of the B-Mets to a Nolan Ryan run company out of Ottawa has fallen through. Told ya this never was going to happen. The next thing the Mets should do is put this to bed and re-work their long term deal with the owners of Binghamton (currently through 2016) that gives both parties the security needed to prevent this kind of drama from happening again. There’s enough things that are needed to be worked on with this team and the last thing they need is the loss of an AA-affiliate.