I know that some people don’t want to call out the front office on this deal by calling it a salary dump, because that implies you think the owners aren’t thinking out for the team, but this is as close to the definition of a salary dump as it can get.
I’m not the guy to rant non-stop on Twitter about the Wilpons being cheap, but it’s no secret that the fat cats upstairs (in any organization) have deep, deep pockets, and I’ve always thought the Mets owners are a little too inadequate in this regard, and this fiasco does not help their case.
So, I think this was a successful deadline, and with two months left in the season (one month to the waiver deadline) it’s a good time to really evaluate the team and find the best course to success.
Chicago’s Urban Prep Academy boasts of some remarkable statistics: In 2006, only 4 percent of the inaugural freshman class at the school — a public all-male, predominantly black high school located in one of the city’s most beleaguered neighborhoods — could read at grade level.
But some credit another factor: the school’s single-sex format and use of teaching methods that are engaging to young men.
Single-sex education has been growing in popularity since the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act was passed, allowing local educational agencies to use “Innovative Programs” funds to support same-gender schools and classrooms “consistent with existing law.” The U. Department of Education loosened its Title IX regulation in 2006 to diminish prohibitions on single-sex education.
“We are losing ground.” Yet many experts say much of the success of single-sex schools stems from a demanding curriculum and a focus on extracurricular activities — gains that would have been seen regardless of whether the opposite sex was in attendance.
After a few hours’ post-performance reflection, you’re left with the sense that there’s not much to Ernst Toch and Benno Elkan’s treatment of Hans Christian Andersen’s fable.
And, as a response, Sandy Alderson said in a statement that Amed Rosario will be called up from Las Vegas to join the Mets in Denver on Tuesday, as the Mets face the Colorado Rockies.
The Mets also did not deal Curtis Granderson, Asdrubal Cabrera, Neil Walker or Asdrubal Cabrera, all of whom are free agents at the end of the year, and could have been an asset to a team making a playoff push, as well as a way to save some salary. Well, for starters the Mets have basically forfeited their season, if that wasn’t evident enough in their play the last few months. Like MLB.com’s Michael Baron said, Addison Reed was phenomenal as a Met, pitching to a 2.09 ERA in 145 games, with 21 saves, and the returns that the Mets got are pretty decent prospects in the Red Sox organization, so that deal appears to be a win-win.
In the last 48 hours, even with the Mets out of any feasible playoff contention, the Mets Twitter-sphere was in total chaos, after it was disclosed that Jay Bruce was traded to Cleveland for single-A prospect Ryder Ryan; a relief pitcher who played third base in college.
There were also rumors that the Yankees were interested in Bruce, offering two prospects, but weren’t willing to eat up the entire million owed to Bruce.
Figueroa has a point, even though he does make some bold implications, like how the five million could be used for one year of de Grom, Conforto and Syndergaard, which is absurd, as you couldn’t sign those types of controlled players for million, and even if you did have organizational guys that were coming up, they wouldn’t be held up by the million on the owners’ tab due to keeping Bruce.