The Den of Thieves (A/K/A NYC City Council) votes today on the re-development of Willets Point so lets see if rats and chop shops win over jobs, housing and progress.
D-Wright says he will bang the Mets tom-tom for the franchiseÂ to any free agent looking to join the club. D-Wright is a true blue Met but I get a bitÂ queasy when you have to recruit guys to join your team especially when you are a NYC team. The Mets will have no shortage of sutiorsÂ some with real interest in join the team others who are looking to up their ante with other clubs, and one of Omar Minaya’s strong suits is his street smarts to know how to separate the phonies from the players who have a real interest in being Mets.
The closer contest looks to be very interesting as the Mets will start there it seems on the road to revamp theÂ ballclub. It looks like the shopping list will go in order,Â closer/relievers,Â starting pitchers (2),Â catcher, outfield bat.
Newsday states that theÂ Mets are now looking at Bobby Jenks. My consultants check is in the mail I hope.
Jake Peavy to the Braves looks likeÂ a done deal and that puts a little extra pressure on the Mets to strengthen the pitching staff and it also helps CCÂ Sabathia get even more of the Steinbrenner millions.
Hops Weiss has a very good column on the state ofÂ college basketball here in the NYC area.Â None of the area Divsion I teams are predicted to do much this seasonÂ orÂ be a factor come tournament time. Wiess lays out how college hoops used to be when St Johns ruled theÂ roost.