Tag Archives: trades

We’ll always have 20

I got a call last week from “my Mets ticket representative,” who of course wanted to know what it would take to get me into a 2013 ticket package that day. But he started out by asking how often I come to games (usually about a dozen, though last year was the first in about

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And we’re back

After a thoroughly enjoyable, active and at the same time relaxing vacation, I’m back at it. It will take me a bit to catch up on some of the stuff I missed, but I did ignore several developments, too. There’s no point in rehashing what’s a week or several days old. But let’s start off

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Banking on the signing of Bay

I like the Mets’ signing of Jason Bay. I really do. I know they need a starting pitcher, because Oliver Perez has a long way to go to prove he’s anything more than a cash suck and Jonathan Niese is probably not the No. 5 starter they need right now, but Bay was another big

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Keep an eye on those Red Sox

When the trade that would send Mike Lowell from the Red Sox to the Rangers came to light, one of my coworkers — a big-time Yankee fan — rejoiced. “They’re going to get Adrian Beltre,” he said with a dismissive laugh. “Enjoy that, suckers.” But then I teased him. “You’ll be sorry when they move

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Final evaluation of the 2004 Beltran blockbuster

It has been 5 1/2 years since the Royals traded Carlos Beltran to the Astros in a three-team deal also involving the Oakland A’s. Houston, of course, only had Beltran through the 2004 postseason (that amazing eight homer, 14-RBI, .400+ postseason) before he signed with the Mets. The A’s got Octavio Dotel in the deal

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