The New York Mets Black Friday spending spree continued into Cyber Monday. The New York Daily News reporter Deesha Thosar has tweeted that the Amazin's have signed 3 time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer. Thosar reports that the Mets' inked Scherzer to a deal worth a whopping $130 million over 3 years. Scherzer was expected to sign somewhere on Monday.
Most years you could save 30% percent and get Free Shipping when shopping mets.com on Black Friday. Who cares? When your team disappoints you, do you really want to spend more money on a friend that continually kicks you when you're down? This Black Friday was different for Mets fans. The enjoyment of being a blue & orange loyalist was free, 'free agents' that is.
The purest of Major League Baseball fans enjoy the rumors and gossip created by the MLB General Managers meetings that follow the regular season each year. Trade rumors and free agent destinations are usually plastering the headlines of our favorite sports websites, warming the winter months. The hopes of championships to come, ring in with the holidays and ride right into Spring Training. It appears that is going to happen this year.
The 2021 New York Mets season was not a total disaster. However, to say it was full of disappointment and unwelcome drama, would be an understatement. Before fans returned to the stands with hopes of their new owner, Steve Cohen, delivering an all expense paid trip to the World Series, the team had already fired their general manager in mid January. Another famed highlight of the season was, of course, the "Rat or Raccoon" controversy.
As New York Yankee fans across the state celebrate their last second playoff birth into Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Boston Red Sox that can be heard on the home of Yankee baseball, 104.5 FM WTMM. The unfortunate thing is that Met fans have choked on that last sentence numerous times before. I know. Few things change in the world of Mets fans in October. Yes, the Amazin's have had seven playoff runs with two World Series rings in their 60 year history but the Yankees have won 8 World Championships in that time period and gone to the 29 times.
Tuesday and Wednesday, those old "Jeter" jerseys, along with the new "Judge" pinstripes will turn "blue and orange" as the Mets head to Fenway Park in Boston to take on the Red Sox. This is an important week for the Bombers as they try to gain ground on the Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays, who are facing the Tampa Bay Rays this week, in the crazy American League Wild Card race. Aaron Boone and his crew from the Bronx would love nothing more than a nice two game sweep of Boston by their National League brothers from Queens. The Yankees trail Toronto for the second Wild Card by 1/2 game.
OK, I am a typical New Yorker when it comes to people talking or producing a documentary about the New York Mets of the 1980's. So, when ESPN announced that they would be doing a "30 for 30" on the 1986 Mets called "Once Upon A Time In Queens" I rolled my eyes. I admit it.