My NY Mets sketchbook. I create an entry after each Mets game or commentary on the crazy stuff going on around the team.
Where would he play? Actually, don't answer that. What an awful idea.
It would only be a matter of time before Reyes gets hurt. Reyes can move to second. LOLI'd like to see this happen just to piss off the Yankees. Just a season.
Just the concept of it and all the thoughts and feelings and .... it really could make my head explode.
Don't the Mets already have an overpaid middle infielder with limited range and declining offensive skills?
Yes. I just like the thought of this pissing off Yankee fans. LOL
No doubt that it would. I think this would go over as well as John Starks' tenure on the Bulls
Actually, I could see it...On Jeter's side, if the Yankees really piss him off, there's only two teams he can sign with that would really get back at them. The Mets and the Red Sox. If he stays in New York he'll still get his advertising money, he won't have to move to a new city, and he gets to move out of the AL (and specifically, the AL East).On the Mets' side, he could be the veteran presence the team could really use. And he would be a draw. Plus, Yanks didn't offer him arbitration, so he wouldn't cost draft picks. Now, given, Jeter would have to be willing to accept less than the Yankees would give him (he'll have to if he goes anywhere), and he'd have to be willing to move to second base. And probably drop in the batting order, at least to second and possibly down to seventh or eighth, depending on if he rebounds (which is certainly reasonable, especially since he'd be motivated). So its not likely unless he *really* wants to stick it to the Yanks.
Signing with the Mets doesn't stick it to the Yankees - just yankee fans... I really don't think the executives sweat queens. Sox or Orioles are more realistic - there is more rivalry, need for talent, and available finances in those cities... I could see either putting together a +20M offer together.
If Jeter is willing to accept the MLB minimum wage, then I'm all for it!
I think this is all being blow out of proportion. Very few free agents have signed with teams yet. Jeter is just letting the 2010 free agent market play itself out so he can use other free agent salaries to determine his own worth. 100% he'll be a Yankee in 2011 and beyond.
I just want to say, I love this site. It's so creative, it's a work of art. Hope it never stops. It'll be an invaluable resource, x years down the road, to look back upon. The ultimate coffee table book for Mets fans. Heck, it's an invaluable resource now.
@ Anonymous... It was one of the only things to look forward to last season!
Joe - Missed a few entries on the blog, but I'm so pleased to see that you're still posting your art here! Can we look forward to more post-game art next season? Hey, if our hitters are healthy and we get some consistency out of our pitching, you never know what could happen... You gotta believe!
No post for the signing of "Boofster"?...ugh, what a sad winter for mets fans
Actually Anon, I'm happy as shit for this offseason. They're not spending like a drunken sailor and getting locked in to terrible contracts like Castillo and Perez. The Front Office is actually crunching stats and signing low-risk high-reward guys for 2011.All that money will be off the books after 2011 for the very very deep 2012 free agent pool. This year has been slim pickins with Lee/Crawford/Werth as the top free agents. Two of them were RIDICULOUSLY overpaid by the Nats and the Sox. The third will get a huge payday as well if Mrs. Lee doesn't get her way. (And if she doesn't, Cliff better hope he has a pre-nup. The Mrs. hates New York)