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JETS! JETS! JETS!
I’ve been wanting to host my own site for some time now and I decided today that I would move along with my plan. My new blog will be called ForeverShea.com ( MyMets.com was taken). Hopefully this will help me increase my page views and get me some type of following. Hope to see you there! ( Like the two of you who are the only one’s reading this).
It might take me a few days to get it up and running so I’ll just keep posting here in the meantime.
I’m not even going to bother writing a piece on all that’s transpired with Beltran and the Mets during the past few days. I find the whole thing embarrassing and downright despicable.
On to the TidBits!
- John Maine avoided arbitration by signing a 1 year $3.3 mil. deal with $225,000 in performance bonuses based on starts. – Metsblog/SI
- Fernando Martinez has picked up the slack over in D.R; “Fernando Martinez laced three hits and is playing much better in these playoffs than he did during the regular season, hitting .286. The Mets will need another outfielder next year before the season is out because of injury or poor play and Fernando would like to show that last year’s poor showing was a fluke.” – My World Of Baseball
2:54 PM – Jeff Passan has also confirmed it.
Via MLBTR: 1:34 pm Jeff Blair from the Toronto Globe and Mail tweets that he’s hearing that Chapman signing with the Reds at five years and $30MM is a done deal.
Several sources are confirming that Cuban LHP Aroldis Chapman has agreed to a $30 million, 5-year contract with a National League Team. Initially though to have been the Marlins or Nationals, sources claim it’s been narrowed down to a NL Central team, leaving the Reds as the most obvious suitors.
It would have been nice to see the Mets sign this guy, he throws pure heat but his control seems to need tuning as well as his composure in tough situations which will come early and often in the majors. Either way, he’s most certainly starting in the Minors either at AA or AAA, and maybe even single-A. Already hearing Mets fans saying this is a good opportunity for the Mets to strike a deal for Arroyo; however, with Chapman not starting off in the bigs, I doubt the Reds will dump Arroyo whose their ace, just yet.All this assuming it is the Reds who have signed him.
Oh and another thing, I’m not all that nuts for Arroyo anyways.
Louie, Louie, Louie….
Let me start off by saying that when Luis dropped that ball last night I teared. I could not believe what had just happened. The anger and the frustration that I had inside lingered throughout the night and I went to bed around 2 in the morning still angry.
When will this team stop the bullshit and play focused, smart, hard nosed baseball until the last out? When will they stop being lazy? When will they hustle no matter the situation? Who knows. Maybe when we get a new manager that can actually inspire his team and make sure they do what they have to do and not just laugh it off and make excuses like Manuel does.
Although we can’t exactly blame Castillo fully for the loss since we had many opportunities to break the game open and we did not, as usual, there was absolutely no reason for him to not make that catch. Last night I heard a few people on TV say you ‘gotta feel for the guy, but I didn’t; however, now that my anger has somewhat subsided I’ve come to realize I do feel for Castillo. Whether it was the injuries or just a bad case of lazyness, Luis Castillo had a horrendous year last season. The fans were ready to rip him apart if they had the chance and rightfully so. He came back this year in shape, and ready to go, and he was. He started off the year on a hot-streak and although his bat had cooled off lately his defense had been stellar. Just as the fans were beginning to forgive Louie this happens…it’s just sad.
The Mets should have won this game and unfortunately what’s done is done, now it’s time for the Mets to step up, dust themselves off, and prove to their fans and the other teams that they’re no joke – that they mean business and that they won’t let stupid mistakes get them off-track. They need to go out there today and win a ballgame.
…The same call-girl agency!
Mr. Alex Rodriguez has done it again ladies and gentleman! New reports are coming out that will drain his career and his reputation even more.
A former Manhattan madam who supplied Eliot Spitzer with hookers also counted Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez as a customer – and found him so charming she dated him herself for free – Daily News
After meeting Davis in a gym in ’06, Alex who was then married asked her out. Davis, whom had no idea who he was but did admit he was “hot as hell” declined the offer because she had plans with her boyfriend that night. She did however give him her call-girl agency’s card.
According to Davis that same night Alex called in and requested a two-hour date. The next day when that same girl found out it was Alex Rodriguez she started freaking out because her dad works for a major league baseball team.
Rodriguez would not give up on his target. He wanted Davis, and he was not shy about letting her know:
In an e-mail exchange provided to The News by a former booker for Davis’ Wicked Models, Rodriguez purportedly told Davis on Nov. 17, 2006: “Thanks for setting me up with Samantha. She was gorgeous. But she is not you. When can I see you you are gorgeous . . .”
The exchange goes on:
Davis: “Hi Alex. You don’t want to see me. I’m no fun. lol. Just because your (sic) so sweet, here are some pics of me and I appreciate the compliments. Your (sic) a doll. Thanks, Kristin”
Rodriguez: “You have been playing hard to get for a year now, your (sic) killing me.”
Davis: “It’s not playing I am hard to get. Maybe you should try harder.”
Rodriguez: “Kristin, I definitely will and I love the pics. I put the one on my cell so I can look at you all the time. Alex.”
Davis: “You are too sweet. I’ll let you know when I get someone you like.”
A few former agency workers claim A-Rod hired prostitutes over half-a-dozen times.