What a guy.
The growing list of names of people who might possibly buy the Mets–or were ever linked to buying the Mets
It seems like everyone and their mother has an idea or has heard a rumor of someone that wants to buy the Mets. This is the place where I’ll keep track of all the rumors, speculation and stories.
Here’s the list… (Last updated: 2/28/11)
- Bobby Valentine (source)
- Donald Trump (source)
- Mark Cuban (source)
- Martin Luther King III (source)
- Michael Bloomberg (source)
- The Dolans (source)
- Ed Kranepool (source)
- Peter Kalikow (source)
- Mikhail Prokhorov (source)
- Mike Repole (source)
- Donn Clendenon Jr. (source)
- Martin Silver (source)
- Steve Cohen (source)
- Mark Lasry (source)
- Jerry Seinfeld (source)
Have more? Add them in the comments – with source – and I’ll update the list.
Join in and chat with your fellow fans as we all watch the first spring training game of the year...
[Chat removed, as usual.]
The Mets released their 2011 promotion schedule, which you can see on their website.
Here are a few things to adjust your schedule for, and a few more to avoid…
April 8 – Mr. Met Bobblehead
June 4 – Cap and Hot Dog Eating Contest (This can’t be what it sound like.)
June 18 – Blue Cap
July 19 – Ike Davis Bobblehead
August 5 – Jose Reyes Banner (Hope he’s still a Met!)
April 9 – Winter Hat (It’s April!)
June 23 – Senior Stroll
August 27 – Green T-Shirt
Well done, Sam. Well done.
Is MetsBlog’s work in Port St. Lucie not enough? Anthony from Love Live Shea Stadium is also down at spring training, posting photos, videos and updates.
Here’s a photo Anthony shot of D.J. Carrasco pitching from the mound…
- Manny Acosta
- Nick Evans
- Luis Hernandez
- Chin-Lung Hu
- Pat Misch
I’m going to venture a guess and say Acosta, Hu and Misch make the team, while Evans and Hernandez trickle to Triple-A. It’s just something to keep your eye on through Spring Training.
He notes that Eamus, Murphy and Hu make the team over Luis Castillo, who is cast by the wayside. Also, that Nickeas makes the team because of Ronny Paulino’s PED suspension.
On paper, the players in the field look pretty good. If Thole and Davis have good seasons, Bay and Beltran bounce back and everyone else plays to expectations, that’s a pretty nice lineup.
The pitching is a little suspect. Dickey, Pelfrey and Niese all could be great and rolling the dice with Capuano and Young could pay off. Hopefully the pitchers that will be used as depth for the inevitable injuries can hold up in the meantime. And we will all patiently await the return of Johan Santana.
The bullpen, though, is the weakest point of all this. I’m far from confident in Buchholz, Tankersley, Acosta or Misch. Guys like Tim Byrdak and Pedro Beato also have a shot to make the team, but Kannengieser’s current picks make sense.
As always, it’ll be interesting to see how the team shakes out. Does Sandy Alderson have the cajones to cut Castillo entirely? Who will make the team for the bench? How does the bullpen shape up? Spring Training should be fun.
What do you think of Kannengieser’s projected lineup?
This doesn’t phase me in the least bit.
Alderson went on to say he’d be open to talking about an extension during the season, which is encouraging for this Mets blogger, who would be more than happy to see Reyes locked up for years to come.
What do you think? Do you want to see Reyes on the team in 2012 and beyond?
I picked it up on Sunday, and I will say this: Friends, I come not to bury the Wilpons, but not to praise them either. But don’t take my word for it, and don’t take the media’s word for it either. Here’s a quick and dirty guide of how to make sense of this document, if you’d like to give it a go.
Read her whole post here, especially for her summary/take on the 360 page complaint filed against the Wilpons.