Amid a busy offseason for the New York Mets, in which the club committed nearly $500 million to free agents, utility player Danny Mendick may have gone unnoticed. When you get there, you’re playing against the best of the best. I’m going up there one-on-one and I’m going to get mine. But my mentality has changed to every pitch, every at-bat, I’m going to beat this guy, and I’m not going to give in and let him beat me. You start to get up there and think you’re really going to beat this guy.
The 2022 Mets’ season wasn’t what many had hoped or expected it to be. So, out of all those individuals, which Met is most deserving of team MVP? Both played incredible roles in the 2022 season for the Mets. However, offense is team effort, so I’m going to go with closer, Edwin Díaz, as team MVP in 2022. I give the Mets’ 2022 MVP award to Diaz.3 months ago Metsmerized Online
The biggest news on the baseball front from Thursday was the announcement that David Stearns was stepping down as the Brewers’ president of baseball operations. The Mets had Stearns as an intern way back in 2008 before he left to work in the MLB Central Office. After a stop in the Cleveland organization, Stearns was then hired to be the assistant GM of the Houston Astros. Let’s say the Mets and Astros do decide they want to pursue hiring Stearns to be their top baseball executive this offseason, there are a couple of important pieces to note. It’s no secret that the Mets have wanted a big-name baseball executive since Cohen bought the Mets, and not to belittle Eppler, but he doesn’t fit into that mold.3 months ago Metsmerized Online
Shortly after, in October, the White Sox signed the first baseman to a six-year, $68-million contract. From 2015-2022, Abreu slashed .289/.350/.497, slugged 207 home runs, and drove in 756 runs. In his nine seasons with the White Sox, Abreu established himself as one of the best and consistent all around hitters in MLB. ContractAbreu, as mentioned, originally signed with the White Sox for six-years and $68 million. After excepting the qualifying offer for $17.8 million in November of 2019, the White Sox extended Abreu for three more years and $50 million.3 months ago Metsmerized Online
The Mets want Correa to be in Queens for a long time, and Carlos indeed prefers not to go back onto the free agent market. Cohen had talked to Boras before Correa agreed to sign with the Giants, and the Mets owner wasted no time showing interest in the former Twin once Correa was back on the market. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox in 2018 and of course, the agent negotiating that deal was Boras. In exchange, the Red Sox agree to give Martinez an additional opt-out clause that wasn’t in the original deal. In the end, it took a week for the Red Sox, Boras, medical professionals, and lawyers to finalize this deal that was originally for five-year, $110 million.1 month ago Metsmerized Online
There has long been the suggestion that Cardiff just don’t get the derby. READ MORE: Cardiff City news as Hudson delivers tubthumping Swansea City derby messageAfter two defeats in a week, Cardiff are suddenly back in poor form, but form seems to make very little difference in these contests. Cardiff win some and they lose some, but they seem to cling on to 18th place like a comfort blanket. A win feels out of the question, but you never know in football. It's time for Cardiff to address their unhealthy relationship with the South Wales derby, both on and off the pitch.3 months ago Wales Online
In the game of rugby, just like life, there's a lot of grey. With the speed of the game now, with things faster and lots more going on, technology becomes a double-edged sword. The problem with rugby is you can't get things perfect. You're trying to get everything and if you get everything in rugby, you simply won't have a game. Referees should be looking to get everything and then those one or two things can be left to the TMO.3 months ago Wales Online
8 escaped a sending off for an illegal challenge on Scarlets lock Tom Price in Friday’s United Rugby Championship clash at The Sportsground. And fellow Wales international James Hook also felt the incident warranted a red card, saying Boyle had dropped Price on his head ‘like The Undertaker’. He does end up on his head, but because he’s so close to the ground I’m only thinking yellow card. “You are talking about a high-level of danger, he’s dropped him straight on top of his head.”And after the call had been made only to send Boyle to the bin, the former No. “I think he’s a lucky man, because that’s reminiscent, to me, of the O’Driscoll challenge that brought in a new level of safety.3 months ago Wales Online