Sites starving for content REALLY EXCITED about new Mets hitting coach Eric Chavez

Man, the Metsosphere is lit up with the big huge news that Eric Chavez is the new Mets hitting coach, a job he should hold for years unless Pete Alonso runs him out of town.

The Yankees had found Mr. Chavez to be qualified to be an assistant hitting coach, a job he has held since December 2021, and that is not a typo my friends.

Eric Chavez apparently played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball without me noticing.

I am confident he will be a vital part of the upcoming Mets championship season, and I am very happy that the gang at the Amazing Apple Insiderized Mets Blog Report has something to write about today.

Now about that third base coach….

 

Mets #2 Starter Max Scherzer discusses lockout and negotiations

While every other site is wasting time discussing the 3B Coach rumors, Mets Police is here for you.

The Los Angeles Times spoke with Mets #2 Starter Max Scherzer about the lockout.  Max said…

This negotiation is about the integrity of the game from our eyes. We feel as players that too many teams have gone into a season without any intent to win during this past CBA. Even though that can be a strategy to win in future years, we’ve seen both small-market and large-market clubs embrace tanking, and that cannot be the optimal strategy for the owners.

As for the service-time manipulation part, there are other forms of it beyond the obvious Kris Bryant example. Teams are putting long-term discounted extensions in front of players before a player even makes his debut. They’re told take the extension and you will be in the big leagues tomorrow but if you don’t sign it you will stay in the minor leagues. Playing in the big leagues is everyone’s dream, and teams are now leveraging that desire to gain financial control over a player’s career. That’s why the Kris Bryant grievance case is so important to all of us players because if it could happen to him, it can happen to anyone.

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The grand bargain is that you make less money early in your career so that you can make more money later in your career. Teams have shown that they’re not willing to pay for players’ past production for a whole slew of reasons. And if that’s the case, that’s the case. But if we’re going to look at players that way, then we need to then allocate more money to players earlier in their career. We’re seeing that happen more than ever now, of front offices chiding away middle-class free agents. That’s going at the fundamental part of the grand bargain, and a solution must be found to balance it.

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You’re training ready to be good to go for when spring training starts. If that doesn’t happen, then you make different decisions based on that. But until that happens, you have to have the mentality that we’re going to be playing on time. Any other kind of speculation is just hearsay.

There’s lots more and I encourage yo to read it at the LA Times.

 

 

Mets fan in Spider-Man 2

This guy was a passenger in the famous elevated line that runs super express down the spine of Manhattan and has a “Bay Ridge” sign on the front window.

What do we make of this guy? Why does he have that style hat?  Is he excited for David Wright? (The movie came out in 2005).  Does he know it will be 17 ore years and two more Spider-Men and the Mets still won’t have won anything?  Even the YANKEES will win between then and now.  So sad.  Enjoy your innocence Spider-fan.

What should we make of the Mets 60th anniversary logo

That guy @mediagoon put this under my nose.

Is it just a logo?  Is it the “real” logo – more on that in a second.  Will there be a patch?  Should there be a patch?

10 years ago we had this…

…which I find to be a nicer design.

My brain remembered there being a different 50th patch for a while.

A post on SportsLogos.net says

I was at the game last night at CitiField, and a friend of mine bought a custom jersey. Instead of the 50th anniversary patch we all know on the sleeve, there was a different patch.

It was blue with an orange “50”, Mr. Met swinging a bat, and at the bottom a gold banner reading 1962-2012. Really nice patch.
Has anyone else seen this? Is there photographic evidence of its existence anywhere on the internet?

I went through the archives and I don’t seem to have the Other Patch….but it’s in my brain that it happened.   I also think I have a jersey with the Other Patch in my closet, but it’s not even 7am yet and the family is sleeping.

Anyone remember Other Patch?

What do you think of this 60th logo?

Do we need 60th patches on the jerseys?

Man 10 years goes by fast.

UPDATE: Much thanks to Swimmin’ for finding what I was thinking of.  Also many people saying this was used on Replica jerseys.