The NY Mets Are FOR REAL!! (DRIVES with DAVE Podcast #26)

DAVE is aware the NY Mets are an MLB team. DAVE is also aware they’ve won 2 World Series titles in their history. 

BUT, it isn’t until today that the Mets can be considered a real, official MLB team. The quality ownership of Steve Cohen, still in its infancy, dropped an absolute bomb on the rest of the baseball world, acquiring 1 of the best shortstops on the planet.

Major League Baseball……TAKE NOTICE!!!!

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Something I’ve NEVER Done Before…. (DRIVES with DAVE Podcast #8)

Now, don’t get this twisted….I’m a Yankees’ fan FOR LIFE!!

But, I have to pay the New York Mets a compliment.

As the saying goes: ‘There’s a first time for everything’.

There is LITERALLY NO DOWNSIDE to Steve Cohen owning the Mets.

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The Mets Did Something….Smart????

Today marks an exciting day in Major League Baseball. Between now and 4:00 p.m. EST, MLB teams can freely trade players. This is the deadline when teams must decide if they are buyers, sellers, or Sweden. And every so often, a MLB team throws you a curveball. See what I did there?? The New York Mets have taken an interesting approach to the MLB Trade Deadline. Last night, they caused the baseball world to scratch their heads, as they traded FOR AJ Ramos, formerly of the Miami Marlins.

Why is this odd?? This is puzzling because the Mets are sellers in this year’s trade market. So buying a closer is, on the surface, a head-scratcher. However, for the first time in New York Mets history, there is another layer beneath the surface. Mind = Blown!! Just moments ago, the Mets traded Addison Reed (their former closer). This, while expected for weeks, is now smarter than it appears.

Let’s lay this out like a Math problem. Ugghhhh, but Dave, I hate Math. I know, but here at DaveTalksSports, I make you love Math. Well, here goes nothing Math Wiz’s:

3 prospects > 2 prospects.

and

Closer under contract > Closer about to be Free Agent.

That’s right. In the past 24 hours, the Mets were able to make 2 trades, when added together, brings a sum of a positive number.

Allow me to explain this, in English, for all those reading this and saying, “I still don’t get it.”

The Mets received 3 prospects in return for Addison Reed (an expiring contract). And the Mets gave away 2 prospects for AJ Ramos (1-year remaining under contract). Plus, AJ Ramos is a lot better than Addison Reed. So, the Mets actually did something, albeit unconventional, SMART!!

Nice work Sandy Alderson. Now, if you can only trade Jay Bruce, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Curtis Granderson in the next 4 hours, you’ll be the General Manager of the Year. Good luck.

 

What do you think of the New York Mets trades in the past 24 hours?? Who else do you think they’ll trade before the 4 p.m. deadline??

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Mets Continue Inexplicable Inactivity

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The New York Mets have no clue what they’re doing. They don’t know how to win. They don’t know how to lose. And they certainly don’t know how to trade. Mets’ fans everywhere have been patiently waiting for their team to come to their senses. With the multitude of injuries and poor performance they have put forth this season, it is obvious they must become sellers. So, what the hell are they waiting for?? A formal invitation?? Well consider this a formal invitation from DaveTalksSports to trade everything and everybody that’s not bolted down.

But Dave, they’ve won 6 of their last 7 games. Maybe they can…..

Allow me to interrupt the delusional Mets’ fan. Maybe they can what?? Make the playoffs?!?! Yeah, no. They’re not going to make up a 9-game deficit over the next 2 months. Now that we got that out of the way, here’s what they should do:

Every expiring contract, and every player not part of the Mets’ 5-year plan should be traded before this year’s deadline (Monday, July 31st at 4:00 p.m.). Here’s a list of those players:

  • Jay Bruce
  • Lucas Duda
  • Curtis Granderson
  • Neil Walker
  • Addison Reed
  • Asdrubal Cabrera

Outside of Granderson, everyone on this list is having a decent season. And Jay Bruce is having a fantastic season (25 hr’s and 67 rbi’s). There are plenty of teams that could use these players’ services for the rest of the year. Restocking the farm system wouldn’t be the worst idea the Mets ever had. So, again, what’s the hold up?? Are teams inquiring and the Mets are saying no thanks??

Dave’s confused.

I have a newsflash (this is actually common knowledge) for the Mets. The closer you get to the trade deadline, the harder it is to move these players.

  1. Other teams will have filled their needs already via trades elsewhere.

and

2.  Leverage flies out the window.

So, one last time, WHAT ARE THEY WAITING FOR?!?!

Trade the outfielder, trade the first baseman, trade the mascot, or trade the coach for all I care. Just trade someone!! I’m not even a Mets’ fan, and I’m pissed off. I can only imagine what actual Mets’ fans are going through right now….

 

As a Mets’ fan, how do you feel about the team’s inactivity in the trade market?? What does everyone else think?? Tell me in the comment section below.

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Matt Harvey..Wait..Turn Around..You’re Going The WRONG WAY!!

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I wish people would tell the truth. I wish the New York Mets would tell the truth. I wish Matt Harvey would tell the truth. I wish….hey where the hell did you come from genie?! What do you mean I only get 3 wishes?? Who the f*** asked you?! I’m busy talking about Matt Harvey, aka the ‘Fat Disaster’. Get back in your bottle!

Matt Harvey’s career has been tumultuous to say the least. We used to call him ‘The Dark Knight’. Now, we call him the double-chinned drama queen. Harvey burst onto the scene in 2012. He pitched extremely well in his first 2 seasons. He even started the 2013 All-Star Game before succumbing to the all-mighty Tommy John Surgery at the end of that season. Harvey would miss the entire 2014 season while in recovery but bounced back to all-star form in 2015. Despite his renewed success, Harvey’s laundry list of antics began during the 2015 postseason.

In the midst of the Mets’ World Series run in 2015, Harvey thought it would be a good idea to ‘go out’ and ‘party it up’. That’s all well and good during the offseason, but not smack dab in the middle of the postseason. Especially when your night out causes you to miss a mandatory workout. Harvey’s 2016 couldn’t have gone worse. His e.r.a. ballooned to nearly 5.00, and he was shut-down midseason with thoracic outlet syndrome. His return this season was highly anticipated, as the baseball world wanted to see how he would bounce back this time. After winning his first 2 outings, it’s been as they’d say all downhill from there.

ENTER NEW RIDICULOUS DRAMA HERE ———> Matt Harvey has been suspended for 3 games without pay for violation of team rules. Harvey failed to show up to the ballpark for Saturday’s game, as first reported by Fox Sports. Oh now you put your foot down with your star pitcher?! Where were these brass balls last week when Thor was putting the hammer down?! And on Sunday, Harvey’s scheduled day to start against the Miami Marlins, he was sent home. This has led to a mountain of speculation. Upon announcement of the suspension, Mets’ General Manager Sandy Alderson would not specify the reason for the suspension. Instead, he read a prepared statement, and then hung Manager Terry Collins out to dry. Yeah, because Collins always holds up under pressure from reporters. The Mets essentially threw Sunday’s game away with last night’s trash, calling up Triple-A pitcher Adam Wilk (he gave up 6 runs in 3 and 2/3 innings, leading to a 7-0 loss).

The Mets story is they are fed up with Harvey’s behavior. They claim this suspension is a culmination of his poor attitude and actions over the past few seasons. They also claim Harvey made no attempt to contact the club prior to his absence. Harvey is claiming he had a migraine and tried to contact the Mets but to no avail. He couldn’t get in touch with them?! Was he using a freakin’ carrier pigeon?! As with any story there are 3 sides: your side, my side, and the TRUTH.

Harvey likes to party. That’s why he missed that mandatory workout in 2015, that’s why he pitched like poop when he got moved up in the rotation last week (nothing helps a quality start quite like a raging hangover), and that’s why he didn’t show up on Saturday. It was also reported that Harvey was seen playing golf on Saturday. Maybe he and Yoenis Cespedes do have something in common. The story is Matt Harvey doesn’t care about anything but Matt Harvey. He is more committed to landing in the headlines than landing in the win column. And now, Harvey has filed a grievance against the Mets. YAY!! What a great idea!! Because nothing says sign me to a long-term contract like filing a grievance against your own team. I wouldn’t expect Harvey to change his ways anytime soon, and in the mean time we will watch his e.r.a rise as his value falls.

What do you think about Matt Harvey’s behavior? What do you think really led to his suspension? Let me know in the comment section below.

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