Great hire by the Yankees hiring Omar Minaya he is a talented people friendly exec who knows how to build a great roster in many different ways
Baseball fans in New York focus on your team do not worry about the new York team you do not root for as it is a complete waste if time.
Yes Cohen spent big time on his team and Yankees spent some as well. For Met fans it is a joyous time but remember proof will be determined this coming summer. Yanks won 99 last year and Mets won 101 games and both records were terrific. The playoffs which is equalizer in this sport did not go well but both teams are better equipped to handle that with the current rosters. It promises to be a terrific year of baseball in this town and let's focus on that. Plus off season is not done yet and more could happen with both teams. It is a holiday season let's he nice to.each other.
Busy week coming 2 met press conferences Monday is for Senga and Tuesday is for Verlander. Two tremendous gifts for Met fans. We all know about Verlander but wait till you see Senga pitch. I saw film of him and his stuff is incredible. In Japan they pitch once a week but here in mlb it is 5 days between starts not 7 so building up his durability in spring training will be important.. the 2023 met rotation will be top.to.bottom the best in the sport..
I refuse to be critical about Jacob deGrom for leaving the Mets. He made a decision best for his family and I wish him all the success in his new home. He was a great Met and nothing will change that. As a reporter covering Mets, I always found him to be accessible and very engaging. The memory I have of him will always be Game 5 of the 2015 NLDS winning a do or die game at Dodger Stadium. I feel honored I got to cover his Met tenure.
On Mets pitching decisions simply put they traded Walker and degrom for verlander and Quintana for 2 year commitments as opposed to much longer contracts for the 2 pitchers they had.. higher annual salary in less years will also allow to sign Alonso and McNeil to.ling term deals much sooner. And if they land senga watch next off season as ohtani and or Darvish will come to flushing as well ohtani contract with Angel's has limited no trade clause with only team on his accepted list being the Mets. That should tell.you where he wants to be.
Would like to see Mets sign Ottavino--Adam, Drew Smith, Robertsen as well as Raley good bridge pieces to Diaz--Also Mets picked up others who could step up like Brigham. And if Senga is signed, Megill/Peterson could be swing man depth. Nogosek/Lucchessi also options.
Clearly Mets have more to do but when I look at NL East Mets have best closer, top HR Hitter and best Batting Average guy and best overall SS as well as best 1-2-3 starting pitching rotation in NL East. Senga and Nimmo could widen that and BP bridges to Diaz need to be obtained. Throw in Met farm system getting better each year. We all know Alvarez, Vientos and Baty are solid but hidden gem could be Mauricio. Mets plan of overpaying a bit to get shorter term contracts in terms of years makes total sense. The Mets went for 2 years on Verlander and Quintana as opposed to longer terms with deGrom and Walker. And next season as both Ohtani and Darvish could be FA's do not think for a minute a Senga signing won't help with the recruitment of those players. All of this fits in what Cohen keeps saying: Building a short term success with $ allows the farm system to develop at the right pace and that will breed long term success. You can do both and Mets are proving that. Yes the playoff loss to Padres was a punch in the gut but a 101 win season is not done without proper roster construction. Like the Braves and Nationals can tell you (The Dodgers too) you keep getting to the playoffs year after year and your time will come. So much in a short series can occur and that is what makes this sport great but you keep plugging away and you will get to the promised land. That is exactly what Steve Cohen and the Mets are doing.
Outstanding Met signing of Quintana lefty starter who had a sub 3.00 ERA and pitched over 150 innings last year. Still not out on Senga who could still fit this rotation with Carrasco in 5th spot. Could then use Megill & Peterson as bullpen pieces.
Trea Turner going to Phils 11 Years $300 Million gotta think that raises price Yankees need to re-sign Judge--for
The Ny Mets and star pitcher Justin Verlander agree on a 2 year contract. The way his wife Kate Upton took on Philly fans during the World Series vs Astros leads me to believe the Verlander family will fit right in--- at CitiField