Archive for December, 2010

Go Get Grienke!

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Word is out that Royals ace Zack Grienke would accept a deal to NY despite his no-trade clause that specifically excludes a move to the BX. 

According to Cerrone the Mets could have a match by offering up out 19-year-old SS prospect Wilmer Flores and either Jon Niese or Ike Davis.

If this is a realistic price I say we jump all over it ASAP by packaging Flores and Niese. I wouldn’t want to deal Ike but I think I’d do it. Niese and the prospect is a no brainer - I’d do it in a heartbeat.

The longer I’m a Met fan and the more fantasy baseball I play the more I believe prospects are over valued - especially the “untouchable” ones.

The truth is these kids rarely pan out. And the more the hype it seems the harder they fall - Alex Escobar and F-Mart immediately come to mind but the list is never ending. 

So if we need to move Flores and a good young pitcher for an elite arm we gotta do it. I don’t care if he’s a free agent after 2012 - he’s due 13.5M each of the next 2 seasons - we’ve got big money coming off the books after 2011 and Grienke is an arm worth paying for. 

Although I will say I have a hard time believing the deal would cost so little but maybe I’m misjudging someone’s value … ?

Why No Football at CityField?

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Yankee Stadium is playing host to 3 football games this winter while CityField lies dormant.

First was ND vs Army, Dec 7 will see the PSAL (Public School Athletic League) Champion crowned and Dec 30th is the Inaugural Pinstripe Bowl.

Incidentally the PSAL Championship game features Lincoln vs Fort Hamilton in an all Brooklyn Final. 

BMF’s television project “City Gridiron Season 2″ has been embeded with Canarsie and Lincoln Varsity Football programs this season and I’ll be roaming the sidelines of the Championship game camera in hand. 

I took my first trip to mew Yankee Stadium Wed AM for the press conference to introduce both teams.

City Gridiron Season One was a 2 hour film on MSGVarsity network. We haven’t settled on a home for broadcast for season 2 yet but I’ll keep ya posted when that becomes official.

Meanwhile the Yankees get all the buzz, cache and PR of hosting football games in December and the Mets get nothing. The PSAL is now building a relationship with the Yankees that will eventually leave the Mets in the dust.

Mark my words NYC High School sports is on the verge of breaking through to mainstream local sports fans within the next few years.

I don’t think the old excuse of damage to the field is valid anymore. Today turf technology is light years ahead of the ’80’s and it certainly didn’t stop the yanks.  .

I believe the yanks removed all infield grass and filled the gaping square patch with sod. If they can do it why can’t we? how cool would it be to catch a bowl game at CityField? 

I’m just sayin’…

Why No Football at CityField?

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Yankee Stadium is playing host to 3 football games this winter while CityField lies dormant.

First was ND vs Army, Dec 7 will see the PSAL (Public School Athletic League) Champion crowned and Dec 30th is the Inaugural Pinstripe Bowl.

Incidentally the PSAL Championship game features Lincoln vs Fort Hamilton in an all Brooklyn Final. 

BMF’s television project “City Gridiron Season 2″ has been embeded with Canarsie and Lincoln Varsity Football programs this season and I’ll be roaming the sidelines of the Championship game camera in hand. 

I took my first trip to mew Yankee Stadium Wed AM for the press conference to introduce both teams.

City Gridiron Season One was a 2 hour film on MSGVarsity network. We haven’t settled on a home for broadcast for season 2 yet but I’ll keep ya posted when that becomes official.

Meanwhile the Yankees get all the buzz, cache and PR of hosting football games in December and the Mets get nothing. The PSAL is now building a relationship with the Yankees that will eventually leave the Mets in the dust.

Mark my words NYC High School sports is on the verge of breaking through to mainstream local sports fans within the next few years.

I don’t think the old excuse of damage to the field is valid anymore. Today turf technology is light years ahead of the ’80’s and it certainly didn’t stop the yanks.  .

I believe the yanks removed all infield grass and filled the gaping square patch with sod. If they can do it why can’t we? how cool would it be to catch a bowl game at CityField? 

I’m just sayin’…