Remembering the Scott Kazmir and the Willie Randoph firing is just one reason for republishing this story from the archives of Gotham Baseball, you might be surprised at what you read.
Anyone who’s ever paid close attention to the ownership / front office dynamic of the New York Mets over the years knows there’s always more going on behind the scenes than is ever reported.
Jordan Rabinowitz makes his Gotham Baseball debut with a look at two of the Mets best pitching prospects, and why the team should be reluctant to deal them this winter.
“My nature is such I am not interested in buying things. Building something is fun. That’s competition. That’s what the real fans really want.” – M. Donald Grant, 1978 When the once-powerful M. Donald Grant
The person most responsible for the 1986 World Series trophy, a prize that the franchise has yet to regain, is nowhere to be found in the Mets Hall of Fame.
The decision to pay Derek Jeter $12 million isn’t about romanticism. It isn’t about a reward for a Hall of Fame career. It is based on business.