Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Mets And Jason Bay Part Ways

The Mets announced today that they have negotiated an early expiration of Jason Bay's contract. The agreement gives Bay unrestricted free agency, and according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, he will receive his 2013 salary. 


I never thought I'd see the day, but this is the best for everyone. Bay played his heart out day in and day out, but found little success in New York. 

I always hoped Bay would finally find success again, but it wasn't meant to be. 

I wish him the best. Good luck, Jay Bay. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Duda Has Surgery To Repair Fractured Wrist

Lucas Duda had surgery yesterday to repair his right wrist, which he fractured last month while moving furniture back home in Southern California.

Sounds like something that would happen to a Mets player.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Andrew Weiland, the team's hand specialist, at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

He is expected to be ready for Spring Training.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Mets And City Harvest To Hold Food Drive

The Mets announced today that they are teaming up with City Harvest to host a food drive at Citi Field on Wednesday, November 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Here's more information about the food drive from the press release...
Fans can drop off their food donation inside the Hidges VIP entrance next to the Mets Team Store.  
Fans donating 10 items or more of nonperishable nutritious food will receive a voucher redeemable for one pair of tickets to a select Mets game in April 2013. Donors will also receive 15% off select merchandise at the Mets Team Store at Citi Field. Season Ticket Holders who donate food can show their ID card to get 20% off select items. The discount will only be honored Wednesday, November 14.  
Among the items most needed are: canned fruit and vegetables, plastic jars of peanut butter, packages of hot or cold cereal, and packages of macaroni and cheese. Items that will not be accepted are: unlabeled, expired, or dented cans; any open packaging; products that need to be refrigerated; or homemade products. 
Fans dropping off food may park in Lot G on 126th Street between the Right Field Gate and Roosevelt Avenue.    

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Mets Join In Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

The New York Daily News reported today that the Mets donated $100,000 to the paper's disaster relief fund.

According to the Daily News, the team has provided a staging area at Citi Field for a number of emergency personnel including, "Con Ed, FEMA, the New York National Guard, the city Office of Emergency Management, the Federal Incident Management teams, and mutual assistance electrical teams."

The Mets have also made their minor league park, MCU Park in Brooklyn, available to FEMA for the distribution of food, water, and other supplies.

If you would like to donate and help those affected by Hurricane Sandy, you can visit the following sites:

American Red Cross (You can also text "Redcross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation)
The Salvation Army
Feeding America