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Link Dump: January 5th, 2010
by: The Geeks on Jan 5, 2010 12:10 AM | Filed under: Link Dumps

[08:04 AM] New York Post: Magadan says Bay will fit in perfectly with Mets
[09:32 PM] Mets.com: Inbox: Dissecting the Bay aftermath
[09:14 AM] Amazin’ Avenue: New Year’s Eve Applesauce – More Bay reactions, 2009 Met defense, Aroldis Chapman update
[09:06 AM] Baseball Prospectus: The Year in Quotes: The Highs and Lows of 2009 by Alex Carnevale
[07:00 AM] New York Post: Bay-after: Mets seek starter
[05:10 AM] NY Daily News: Former teammate Sean Casey says New York Mets made right move signing Jason Bay
[10:45 PM] Newsday: My 2010 Hall of Fame ballot
[10:02 PM] Amazin’ Avenue: Ken Davidoff’s 2010 Hall of Fame ballot
[10:01 PM] Amazin’ Avenue: Rockies close to a deal with Olivo, could the Mets turn to Torrealba?
[09:38 PM] New York Times: The Mets Look to Canada
[07:13 PM] Sports Illustrated: Cards make $100M pitch for Holliday

Most headlines aggregated by SportSpyder.


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  1. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 11:46 am (#1130451)

    some napkin calcs suggest if he plays 160 each of the first three seasons we’ll need to keep him to 80 games in the forth to stop the vesting

    2 ways to vest it

    Year 4 ONLY = 600 PAs
    Years 4 and 5 ONLY = 500 PAs EACH

    year 1,2,3 DO NOT matter

  2. Comment posted by C needs a LOWenbrau on January 5, 2010 at 11:47 am (#1130452)

    HOLY Crap!!!! Try not to disgrace the franchise straw. insert joke

    Strawberry to appear on ‘Apprentice’

    01/04/10 5:55 PM EST

    Will Darryl Strawberry be “hired” or “fired?”

    No, the former Mets and Yankees slugger isn’t up for a front-office position, but something a bit more television-friendly. It was revealed Monday by NBC that Strawberry, 47, is one of the cast members in the next season of “Celebrity Apprentice,” entrepreneur Donald Trump’s reality show that begins airing in March after the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.

    Strawberry, who last played in the big leagues in 1999 and retired with 335 home runs and 1,000 RBIs, will be pitted against 13 other celebrities, including former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich and fellow athletes Summer Sanders (Olympic swimmer), Michael Johnson (Olympic track star), wrestlers Bill Goldberg and Maria Kanellis and actress Holly Robinson-Peete, the wife of former NFL player Rodney Peete.

    “This season of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ is going to be fantastic,” Trump said in a network statement. “The list of celebrities we have this season is outstanding and the show will really resonate with our core viewers and fans. I expect this season of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ to be the best one yet.”

    Unlike in former non-celebrity versions of the show, the winner is not competing for a job in Trump’s corporation but rather money for the charity of his or her choice. Strawberry has not yet revealed which charity he’d be playing for.

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  4. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 11:47 am (#1130453)

    Mrs. Lippy is apoplectic that Cablevision has pulled Food Network and HGTV in a fee dispute. We may be going the AT&T U-Verse route.

    my buddy at work is livid!

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  6. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 11:48 am (#1130454)

    fuuuuuuudge. just posturing but fudge just the same

    Omar anticipates that Castillo will be the starting 2b opening day

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  8. Comment posted by Squadron Nye on January 5, 2010 at 11:48 am (#1130455)

    oh well screw those calcs if the first two years arent even included

  9. Comment posted by fattlipp on January 5, 2010 at 11:49 am (#1130456)

    I had every intention of renewing.

    Ed, I might be able to hook you up with a friend looking for groupies on a tix pkg on field level, short left field. Email me if you’re interested.

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  11. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 11:49 am (#1130457)

    haha, and he hinted the SP mess we have may be what we got

    enjoy looking for a job next year omar

  12. Comment posted by fattlipp on January 5, 2010 at 11:50 am (#1130458)

    my buddy at work is gay!

    fixed.

    cereally, anybody here got u-verse? I’ve barely heard of it.

    (We don’t have FIOS availability in these here parts.)

  13. Comment posted by Ed in Westchester on January 5, 2010 at 11:51 am (#1130459)

    Rangers vs. Capitals is the rumor

    isles dont draw enough right now, i cant say i fully disagree and NYR/NYI is awesome for us butttt the whole country? i dont know…

    whateverz….it will be our time in a few years

    Of course. I mean, why would you not promote the team that is struggling for attention and has the #1 pick from last year in JT?

    Promote instead two already popular teams.

    How about NYI vs Capitals?

  14. Comment posted by Ed in Westchester on January 5, 2010 at 11:53 am (#1130460)

    some napkin calcs suggest if he plays 160 each of the first three seasons we’ll need to keep him to 80 games in the forth to stop the vesting

    wipe your nose with that napkin.

    It be wrong.

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  16. Comment posted by Squadron Nye on January 5, 2010 at 11:53 am (#1130461)

    Years 4 and 5 ONLY = 500 PAs EACH

    you mean 3 and 4, right? year 5 is the option year, no?

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  18. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 11:53 am (#1130462)

    fixed.

    that’s not cool

    its a chick

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  20. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 11:54 am (#1130463)

    Of course. I mean, why would you not promote the team that is struggling for attention and has the #1 pick from last year in JT?

    Promote instead two already popular teams.

    How about NYI vs Capitals?

    its not about promoting teams, its about promoting the sport.

    its a huge chance to get non-fans to watch…need the popular teams

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  22. Comment posted by Squadron Nye on January 5, 2010 at 11:55 am (#1130464)

    wipe your nose with that napkin.

    terms are wrong, calcs are RIGHT

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  24. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 11:55 am (#1130465)

    you mean 3 and 4, right? year 5 is the option year, no?

    yes, thank you. i frakked up.

    year 4 = 600 only in 4

    year 3 AND 4 = 500 each

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  26. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 11:56 am (#1130466)

    Of course. I mean, why would you not promote the team that is struggling for attention and has the #1 pick from last year in JT?

    Promote instead two already popular teams.

    How about NYI vs Capitals?

    No offense, Ed, but JT isn’t Oveckin or Crosby. No one outside of New York really cares about him. If you’re doing it in New York, it makes sense for it to be the Rangers as they have a much larger television audience.

  27. Comment posted by Ed in Westchester on January 5, 2010 at 11:56 am (#1130467)

    terms are wrong, calcs are RIGHT

    calcs wrong if including yrs 1 and 2.

    it’s 3 and/or 4 that matter.

  28. Comment posted by Ed in Westchester on January 5, 2010 at 11:58 am (#1130468)

    No offense, Ed, but JT isn’t Oveckin or Crosby. No one outside of New York really cares about him. If you’re doing it in New York, it makes sense for it to be the Rangers as they have a much larger television audience.

    No offense taken.
    I get ya, but you can put them in a game vs Ovie and push him more.
    and Canadian fans kinda like the kid a bit. The game airs there as well.

    whateverz, my team is the suck.

  29. Comment posted by fattlipp on January 5, 2010 at 11:59 am (#1130469)

    that’s not cool

    its a chick

    haha. wellllll, I guess that’s ok then…

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  31. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 11:59 am (#1130470)

    Well, in a year or so when he matures and the Islanders start forcing themselves onto the national spotlight (read: playoffs), JT can start showing the world what he can do and maybe he’ll start edging towards star status. But, honestly, does anybody give a shit about Steve Stamkos right now (and he’s doing relatively well in Tampa)?

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  33. Comment posted by Squadron Nye on January 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm (#1130471)

    i would watch a hockey game at citi. sure, why not?

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  35. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 12:01 pm (#1130472)

    Rays catcher Kelly Shoppach signed a two-year, $5.5MM deal to avoid arbitration, writes ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. Crasnick says the deal also includes a club option on Shoppach’s first free agent season, 2012. Shoppach was acquired by the Rays with cash from the Indians on December 1st; the Rays ended up sending pitcher Mitch Talbot to Cleveland.

    The Indians signed outfielder Austin Kearns to a minor league deal, according to a team press release.

  36. Comment posted by C needs a LOWenbrau on January 5, 2010 at 12:01 pm (#1130473)

    Of course. I mean, why would you not promote the team that is struggling for attention and has the #1 pick from last year in JT?

    because its up against the Capital One Bowl that pits Big 10 v SEC (this year Penn St v LSU), and pre-game Rose Bowl (Oregon v Ohio State) crowd. Not sure the casual hockey fan would want to see another outdoor hockey game featuring the Isles.

  37. Comment posted by MyFavoriteBaseballSquadron on January 5, 2010 at 12:02 pm (#1130474)

    No offense, Ed, but JT isn’t Oveckin or Crosby. No one outside of New York really cares about him. If you’re doing it in New York, it makes sense for it to be the Rangers as they have a much larger television audience.

    For that matter no one really knows that many players outside of Ovie and Crosby. The league has failed tremendously in promoting anyone outside of those 2. You think the casual fans really know that Malkin won the Ross last year?

    And Ovie was due to popular demand in that he was making way too many highlight reel plays to be ignored.

    Mention the names Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Lidstrom, Iginla, Toews, Getzlaf, Perry, Nash, St. Louis,. etc outside of the core fanbase (not necessarily the hardcore)and you’ll hear crickets chirp.

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  39. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 12:02 pm (#1130475)

    i would watch a hockey game at citi. sure, why not?

    i would too

    but when the day approaches and its 10 degrees out i’d probly rather watch it at home haha

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  41. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:06 pm (#1130476)

    Mention the names Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Lidstrom, Iginla, Toews, Getzlaf, Perry, Nash, St. Louis,. etc outside of the core fanbase (not necessarily the hardcore)and you’ll hear crickets chirp.

    Exactly. So, as great as Nash is, you can’t really highlight a game with him. And people don’t tune in to watch Zetterberg, Datsyuk, et al. They tune in to watch the Redwings.

    Same with the Rangers. As great as Gaborik is playing, people tune in because it’s the Rangers. Right now, teams like the Islanders can’t play off their name and can’t play off a star.

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  43. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:07 pm (#1130477)

    Someone got a little nervous.

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  45. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 12:08 pm (#1130478)

    he stole that from willie beamon

  46. Comment posted by MyFavoriteBaseballSquadron on January 5, 2010 at 12:09 pm (#1130479)

    Exactly. So, as great as Nash is, you can’t really highlight a game with him. And people don’t tune in to watch Zetterberg, Datsyuk, et al. They tune in to watch the Redwings.

    Same with the Rangers. As great as Gaborik is playing, people tune in because it’s the Rangers. Right now, teams like the Islanders can’t play off their name and can’t play off a star.

    You know how many people have looked puzzled when I tell them there’s a team in Columbus, Phoenix, Atlanta, Nashville, even Dallas? It’s one thing if people don’t know about the star players, it’s even worse when people don’t even know about entire teams existing.

  47. Comment posted by fattlipp on January 5, 2010 at 12:09 pm (#1130480)

    Someone got a little nervous.

    I watched about a quarter or so of that game, and the TCU squad really was nervous in the early going.

  48. Comment posted by sheadenizen on January 5, 2010 at 12:09 pm (#1130481)

    You think the casual fans really know that Malkin won the Ross last year?

    I wouldn’t watch regardless of the teams involved. And I don’t have a clue as to who/what Malkin or the Ross is.

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  50. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:10 pm (#1130482)

    I wouldn’t watch regardless of the teams involved. And I don’t have a clue as to who/what Malkin or the Ross is.

    He’s that dude from “Friends”.

    :)

  51. Comment posted by sheadenizen on January 5, 2010 at 12:11 pm (#1130483)

    lol, Lunk. I still wouldn’t watch. I never liked him!

  52. Comment posted by bcuster on January 5, 2010 at 12:14 pm (#1130484)

    yahoo is running a story about ny jets’ owners’ daughter dying

  53. Comment posted by MyFavoriteBaseballSquadron on January 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm (#1130485)

    I wouldn’t watch regardless of the teams involved. And I don’t have a clue as to who/what Malkin or the Ross is.

    Well do you ignore the sport in general? That’s perfectly fine if you do, I was referring to fans that may be inclined to go to 1 game a year or watch something like the Winter Classic when they’re hungover on New Year’s day.

    Basic question, if given free tickets to a game would you go?

  54. Comment posted by Rave on January 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm (#1130486)

    So, Gammons was talking out of his Red Sox loving ass, huh? None of what he said was true a) Bayrut or bust b) Mets offer so heavily backloaded that true value is less than the RS offer 3) health concerns.
    ==
    Lowell for Castillo makes sense monetarily for the Sox. They nudged over the luxury tax line with the Beltre signing. They’ll go back below if they take the 12/2 hit rather than Lowell’s $12m.
    ==
    Brodeur’s a star. /tweak

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  56. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:17 pm (#1130487)

    As good as Brodeur is and the fact he’ll go into the Hall as one of the top three goaltenders in history, no one would tune in to watch him.
    /tweakback

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  58. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:18 pm (#1130488)

    I still don’t see why the Red Sox would trade for Castillo. Maybe if they did a three way deal where the got a bucket of balls in return… but having three middle infielders who are all used to starting is not a good way to build a clubhouse… unless they just plan on releasing Castillo as soon as he arrives.

  59. Comment posted by MyFavoriteBaseballSquadron on January 5, 2010 at 12:19 pm (#1130489)

    Too tough to promote goalies. They don’t score, don’t hit and almost never fight. And the pushing and shoving matches with Avery don’t count.

  60. Comment posted by sheadenizen on January 5, 2010 at 12:19 pm (#1130490)

    Basic question, if given free tickets to a game would you go?

    Probably. I’ve been to the garden to see the Rangers a few times. But I sure wouldn’t sit outside in the cold to see any hockey game……even if I had the best seats in the house.

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  62. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:20 pm (#1130491)

    Yeah, very few goaltenders can carry stardom with the fans. Hasek did for a while simply because he was amazing and fun to watch. Lundqvist almost does it but that’s mainly because he plays in New York and is attractive. I can’t think of any other goaltender in the past 20 years that is even close.

  63. Comment posted by Rave on January 5, 2010 at 12:21 pm (#1130492)

    His Devil-ness hurts Marty. Everyone thinks the Devils still play the trap-happy, boring style of the 90’s.

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  65. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 12:22 pm (#1130493)

    hmmmmm still a rumor kicking around that some big news is coming later this week

    we shall see

  66. Comment posted by MyFavoriteBaseballSquadron on January 5, 2010 at 12:23 pm (#1130494)

    Patrick Roy because he was such an arrogant prick.

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  68. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:25 pm (#1130495)

    Patrick Roy because he was such an arrogant prick.

    Yeah but even then, he was way more popular in Canada than he ever was in the States outside of Denver.

    His Devil-ness hurts Marty. Everyone thinks the Devils still play the trap-happy, boring style of the 90’s.

    I don’t think it really matters. Marty plays a calm, cool, collected game. He doesn’t make the crazy saves that Hasek made because that’s not his style and, unfortunately, that hurts him.

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  70. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 12:25 pm (#1130496)

    Boomer on FAN (and twitter) said this morning he knows whatever news that Fatty knows

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  72. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:27 pm (#1130497)

    What it comes down to is that there have been few NHL players in history that would have caused the most casual hockey fan to turn on the TV to watch. Crosby and Ovechkin are two and it’s quite lucky for the NHL to have them at the same time.

    Before that… I mean, even Lemieux didn’t get that kind of popularity. You’re looking at Gretzky… and maybe for a brief time Messier.

  73. Comment posted by Rave on January 5, 2010 at 12:27 pm (#1130498)

    Lunk, Henry has stated before he doesn’t like going over the luxury tax treshhold. I think he even apologized for it the first and only time the Red Sox did it.

    They currently have a $25m DH. They have Beltre, Youks, Kotchman and Lowell in the corners. That makes less sense than having Castillo sit on your bench.

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  75. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:28 pm (#1130499)

    I dunno. I still can’t believe it. If it happens, it happens, but I think there’s very little chance.

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  77. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:30 pm (#1130500)

    Scott Boras likened Beltre’s value to that of Jason Bay.

    ….

    Nice try, Scott.

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  79. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 12:31 pm (#1130501)

    haha, beltre will probly be worth more

    oops

  80. Comment posted by MyFavoriteBaseballSquadron on January 5, 2010 at 12:31 pm (#1130502)

    His Devil-ness hurts Marty. Everyone thinks the Devils still play the trap-happy, boring style of the 90’s.

    The Devils never had the media darling type teams.

    Obviously the lack of starpower in the 90’s hurt them but there was no long standing curse to be broken (when the Rangers beat them in 94 and when they beat the Wings in 95). They were facing a defending Cup champ in 2000 and an upstart Disney-fied team in 03.

    They still win with efficiency, not with a whole lot of drama involved except the 2000 Cup, so they just get passed over because of the small excitement quotient.

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  82. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:31 pm (#1130503)

    The deal with Texas fell through, but ESPN colleague Jerry Crasnick is already reporting that the Sox and Mets have talked about swapping Lowell for Luis Castillo, which can happen only if the Sox have another landing spot for the Mets second baseman.

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  84. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:33 pm (#1130504)

    haha, beltre will probly be worth more

    hahah Very unlikely.

    Besides, I do still think fangraph’s WAR severely overvalues defensive contributions.

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  86. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 12:33 pm (#1130505)

    and if they have another landing spot, cut them out the deal!

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  88. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:35 pm (#1130506)

    hahah Wow. Beltre was a 10 WAR in 2004.

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  90. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 12:36 pm (#1130507)

    hahah Very unlikely.

    Besides, I do still think fangraph’s WAR severely overvalues defensive contributions.

    ehhhh i mean they have positional adjustments….you gotta prove they do

  91. Comment posted by sheadenizen on January 5, 2010 at 12:36 pm (#1130508)

    The problem is no one wants Castillo. How many avenues have the Mets gone down already. And I have a hard time believing that Castillo will give one shit about this team after hearing all the stories of how badly they wanted him gone.

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  93. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 12:37 pm (#1130509)

    they tried to trade him just as bad last season and he had the best year here yet….

  94. Comment posted by fattlipp on January 5, 2010 at 12:39 pm (#1130510)

    they tried to trade him just as bad last season and he had the best year here yet….

    but he was thinking about it during the yankee game.

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  96. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:39 pm (#1130511)

    ehhhh i mean they have positional adjustments….you gotta prove they do

    I have no proof, honestly. I’ve always found the fielding metrics math a little sketchy but, honestly, it’s just gut instinct. For instance, I can’t look at what he did in 2009 and say he’s worth $10 million (which is what his WAR suggestions). You have to hit a little to be of any value and he was negative offensively.

    But, yeah, I have no real defense for it. But even then, Bay should outvalue Beltre regardless.

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  98. Comment posted by tim on January 5, 2010 at 12:40 pm (#1130512)

    I have U-verse, and I highly recommend it….not one complaint….and I complain about cable and internet service a lot….I bundle Internet and TV and saved some scrilla.

  99. Comment posted by sheadenizen on January 5, 2010 at 12:40 pm (#1130513)

    I absolutely don’t remember hearing anything like this year’s efforts. And he admitted he had a horrible year and vowed to do better. Now he did and they still hate him. Sorry…it has got to wound your pride. I don’t care who you are.

  100. Comment posted by MyFavoriteBaseballSquadron on January 5, 2010 at 12:40 pm (#1130514)

    hey tried to trade him just as bad last season and he had the best year here yet….

    In terms of full seasons in NY there wasn’t much competition. He did do pretty well after they got him from Minny in 2007. I remember him being able to get on base at a decent clip (.371) and didn’t have the bad Sept nosedive that Reyes did. I thought for a while they should have moved Castillo up to the leadoff spot.

  101. Comment posted by Rave on January 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm (#1130515)

    Brodeur built the Rock. That’s a star, IMO, if only in this little corner of the universe.

    The Devils are the metronome of hockey. I kinda like that.

  102. Comment posted by fattlipp on January 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm (#1130516)

    I have U-verse, and I highly recommend it….not one complaint….and I complain about cable and internet service a lot….I bundle Internet and TV and saved some scrilla.

    preciate it, tim. thanks.

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  104. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:42 pm (#1130517)

    Brodeur built the Rock. That’s a star, IMO, if only in this little corner of the universe.

    Oh, every team has their stars. They just don’t matter that much to the general hockey populace at large.

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  106. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm (#1130518)

    I absolutely don’t remember hearing anything like this year’s efforts. And he admitted he had a horrible year and vowed to do better. Now he did and they still hate him. Sorry…it has got to wound your pride. I don’t care who you are.

    lol, you’re kidding right? we played murphdwg at 2nd in winterball and tried to trade him every day

    ehhhh, this is a stretch shea. plenty out there to shit on the mets for, this one i dont agree with

  107. Comment posted by Rave on January 5, 2010 at 12:45 pm (#1130519)

    OK, so in the general hockey populace, who’s more popular, Brodeur or Lundqvist?

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  109. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:47 pm (#1130520)

    General? Probably Lundqvist but insignificantly so.

  110. Comment posted by MyFavoriteBaseballSquadron on January 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm (#1130521)

    OK, so in the general hockey populace, who’s more popular, Brodeur or Lundqvist?

    For what he’s accomplished? Brodeur no question.

    For what he represents to his team? It may appear close but I think most people would agree that the Rangers would be so far up shits creek without Lundqvist and the Devils proved last year they don’t necessarily need Brodeur.

  111. Comment posted by fattlipp on January 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm (#1130522)

    Beltre can bump option to $10M with 640 PAs

  112. Comment posted by sheadenizen on January 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm (#1130523)

    I’m not shitting on the Mets for attempting to get rid of him. Good bye and good riddance. I couldn’t care less. I’m just saying I don’t think he’ll be a happy camper. That’s all.

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  114. Comment posted by Squadron Nye on January 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm (#1130524)

    problem is that castillo had probably the best offensive career of his career but his defense continued to be devolve into a daily atrocity. And when his best offensive year has him matching his BA and slugging, we’re talking some serious fluff

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  116. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm (#1130525)

    hahaha kathy griffin banned from CNN. funny shit

  117. Comment posted by Ellis Dee on January 5, 2010 at 12:50 pm (#1130526)

    they tried to trade him just as bad last season and he had the best year here yet….

    but he was thinking about it during the yankee game.

    Not really. Bobby Oheda just said “A lot of ppl like to blame Luis for dropping that ball, but that was Church’s ball”.
    YES HE DID.

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  119. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:50 pm (#1130527)

    hahaha kathy griffin banned from CNN. funny shit

    Did she do something in particular?

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  121. Comment posted by Squadron Nye on January 5, 2010 at 12:50 pm (#1130528)

    if he was an average fielder I would have no problem keeping him. an almost 400obp with average defense has to be useful SOMEWHERE in the lineup

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  123. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 12:51 pm (#1130529)

    I’m not shitting on the Mets for attempting to get rid of him. Good bye and good riddance. I couldn’t care less. I’m just saying I don’t think he’ll be a happy camper. That’s all.

    ahhh i gotcha

    at least his performance is garbage to begin with

    i would love to see some sulkiness get him benched!@

    LUNCH!

  124. Comment posted by sheadenizen on January 5, 2010 at 12:51 pm (#1130530)

    As an outsider and non hockey fan, I would say Brodeur’s name is much more recognizable.

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  126. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 12:52 pm (#1130531)

    Did she do something in particular?

    NYE broadcast

    1. said the F-Bomb on the air
    2. said she needed “a bump” to keep up
    3. asked Anderson Cooper if he masturbated in front of the mirror

    and voila!

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  128. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:52 pm (#1130532)

    As an outsider and non hockey fan, I would say Brodeur’s name is much more recognizable.

    Would you think so? I could be wrong.

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  130. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm (#1130533)

    3. asked Anderson Cooper if he masturbated in front of the mirror

    hahah That’s beautiful.

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  132. Comment posted by Dep on January 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm (#1130534)

    Not really. Bobby Oheda just said “A lot of ppl like to blame Luis for dropping that ball, but that was Church’s ball”.
    YES HE DID.

    LOL

    Ojeda analyzes that play like he gardens.

    LUNCH!

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  134. Comment posted by Squadron Nye on January 5, 2010 at 12:55 pm (#1130535)

    griffith obviously went into that with the goal of getting banned

  135. Comment posted by sheadenizen on January 5, 2010 at 12:55 pm (#1130536)

    Would you think so? I could be wrong.

    From my perspective (as a total outsider) Brodeur’s name is far more recognizable.

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  137. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 12:58 pm (#1130537)

    From my perspective (as a total outsider) Brodeur’s name is far more recognizable.

    Huh. As a hockey enthusiast, it’s tough for me to make a call like that because obviously I’m inundated by hockey. But that surprises me a bit.

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  139. Comment posted by Squadron Nye on January 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm (#1130538)

    brodeur over whom?

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  141. Comment posted by TLC on January 5, 2010 at 1:01 pm (#1130539)

    I was going to post this as a real story but I didn’t want to mislead all you David Wright fans who would be interested in something like this.

    New York- In a joint venture with Searchlight films, Sportsnet New York, your home for New York Sports, has announced the production of 3 full length, made-for-cable movies. According to IMDB.com, the studio already has an untitled David Wright biographically picture on the horizon, starring Travis Wester, best known for his supporting role as Jamie in Eurotrip, as David Wright. This story takes us back to the hard streets of Chesapeake, Virginia, where a young David Wright chose a life in baseball, rather than a life in and out of halfway houses, just living for the next score. Gerald McRaney, best known for being one half of the 80s crime fighting team Simon & Simon and CBS’s Major Dad, will play Wright’s mentor and current Mets hitting coach, Howard Johnson. Also signed on for the project is TV’s Dulé Hill, best known for his roles on the West Wing and Psych, and Tyne Daly, who will be appearing on an upcoming episode of Burn Notice. Production is set to start this January.

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  143. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm (#1130540)

    brodeur over whom?

    Lundqvist. Just on pure current popularity.

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  145. Comment posted by TLC on January 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm (#1130541)

    I didnt care to edit my fake news release

  146. Comment posted by sheadenizen on January 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm (#1130542)

    brodeur over whom?

    Lundqvist

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  148. Comment posted by Squadron Nye on January 5, 2010 at 1:03 pm (#1130543)

    as a non to extremely casual hockey fan brodeur definitely has more name recognition.

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  150. Comment posted by Peter H on January 5, 2010 at 1:03 pm (#1130544)

    FWIW, as somebody doesn’t follow hockey closely, I agree with Shea that Brodeur’s name is a lot more recognizable than Lundqvist’s.

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  152. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 1:03 pm (#1130545)

    This story takes us back to the hard streets of Chesapeake, Virginia, where a young David Wright chose a life in baseball, rather than a life in and out of halfway houses, just living for the next score.

    Considering I grew up in Wright’s neck of the woods, I kinda figured out it was fake. :)

  153. Comment posted by C needs a LOWenbrau on January 5, 2010 at 1:04 pm (#1130546)

    now even espn.com has a Jets tongue in cheek

    What sinister international conspiracy put the Jets into the playoffs? Must have been a pretty good conspiracy, able to arrange for the Indianapolis Colts to surrender midgame in Week 16, then for the Cincinnati Bengals to roll over and play dead in Week 17. Was it the Trilateral Commission? The Freemasons? Opus Dei? A secret council of international bankers? The Trystero? Zerstörung durch Fortschritte der Technologie? Perhaps the Jets’ postseason invite was arranged by the same sinister organization that tricked Sarah Palin into posing in her running outfit. The conspiracy was so effective, even Rex Ryan did not know of its existence — two weeks ago, he said the Jets were “obviously out of the playoffs.” That’s what the conspiracy wanted us to think! Perhaps Dan Brown will now churn out a formula novel about a desperate race to discover the meaning of a 1,000-year-old prophecy regarding the NFL playoffs and an organization far more secret than the CIA.

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  155. Comment posted by TLC on January 5, 2010 at 1:04 pm (#1130547)

    Brodeur is one of maybe 10 guys in the NHL I could tell ya played in the league prior to me becoming a fan.

  156. Comment posted by Kneel Before Zod! on January 5, 2010 at 1:05 pm (#1130548)

    Boomer on FAN (and twitter) said this morning he knows whatever news that Fatty knows

    zod confirms this

    let’s see what francesa has to say today

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  158. Comment posted by Lunkwill Fook on January 5, 2010 at 1:05 pm (#1130549)

    Well, I guess I’m totally wrong then.

  159. Comment posted by Kneel Before Zod! on January 5, 2010 at 1:06 pm (#1130550)

    you are, lunk

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