Jeremy Heit's Blog
Saturday, October 16, 2004
Avkash, forward thinking man that he is, mentioned something in this roundtable at Norm's site before opening day which partly came true yesterday. Jermaine Dye's option was not picked up by the A's and in that roundtable, Norm had asked us who would be playing RF in 2005 for the Mets and Avkash said Jermaine Dye. Looking at Dye's numbers, I'd probably pass considering he's probably an average to slightly above average defensive OF with injury issues. But here's the question...

Assuming they would cost about the same amount of money, who would you take... Hidalgo or Dye?

I say Hidalgo.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004
The Mets have their own network in 2006.

Fun. Very fun. It should mean they would have more revenue to spend on players for the team, but my personal favorite part will be this...
One major question looms. Will Mets TV be able to negotiate a carriage agreement with Cablevision (remember its battle with YES), the biggest area cable operator with three million subscribers?
Good 'ol Cablevision. This will be an interesting fight.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Robin Ventura retires

Walk up to any Met fan and utter the words 1999 and Game 5 and they will smile. A big one. The magic game, the best game of my lifetime. My personal favorite moment from that game is actually Orel Hershirer's (3.1 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 5 K, 0 R) pitching performance, but it will always be remembered for the grand slam single (which, actually, is my second favorite "home run" in Mets playoff history that I've seen. Game 3, 2000, Benny Agbayani takes the cake for me).

Robin only had one great year here, 1999, when he hit .301, way above his normal or his career curve production (it is actually the highest average he's had in any one season). Still, he was a great defensive player and I hold him with a certain fondness for what he did for that 1999 and even 2000 team.

So, Robin, thanks for the three years you spent here. They were good ones.

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