Let me start off by saying, I am a HUGE Mets fan! Like any Met fan, I have my opinions, likes and dislikes. We are all judgmental of Alderson and the Wilpons, and we ALL have hope every year that the Mets will pull the trigger on a big deal, miraculously have a winning season, and all will be right in Queens.
But the harsh reality seems to be that our cross town rivals always have THAT luck.
I'm a Met watcher and a Mike Francesa listener. My other loves are the Devils, Nets (now that they have moved to Brooklyn) and the New York Football Giants. I live and work in (upstate) New York. I use parentheses on upstate because everyone seems to have a different view on what the word means. My view is an hour north of NYC.
I used the subject line to this article not only to Introduce myself, but to also transition into what I believe is the biggest fluke in baseball thus far this off season... Cano and the METS..
From what I gather, Jay-Z called this meeting. My belief is that this meeting was called for Jay-Z to introduce the Mets to his company. He is opening himself up to future business transactions with the organization, which makes complete sense now that Scott Boras has pretty much degraded the Mets every chance he gets. Do I think Cano was discussed? Sure, but not to the extent that crazed fans want to believe. This was the right thing to do, open up talks between Jay-Z and the Mets, for a long future of deals. I'm totally down with that. I don't want Cano on my team. His lack of hustle and his inability to lead is not worth 300 million dollars. Sorry.
In closing, I'm excited to contribute to this blog as much as I can. If you wish to leave a comment, I encourage you to do so. Also, follow me on Twitter, @JJOOEEY