It was another lousy week for New York sports as two of the worst teams in the NBA beat up on each other, the Giants lost badly and neither hockey team is playing particularly well. However, for baseball fans it was an exciting week as both the Yankees and Mets made some big moves. The Mets signed outfielder Curtis Granderson away from the Yankees while the boys from the Bronx parted ways with Robinson Cano, but signed Hiroki Kuroda and Carlos Beltran.
I personally believe Robbie Cano made a huge mistake in walking away from New York to take a bit more money in Seattle. It shows that to some guys, the game is really all about money because nobody is telling me Seattle is a situation with a better chance for success than the Yankees, and that’s coming from a Mets fan. I am curious to see what fans of the Yankees and other teams as well think about the signing so leave a comment or contact me on Twitter. What is your opinion on Robinson Cano’s $240M contract with the Seattle Mariners?
Before I get into the links, I also wanted to share a picture I saw on Twitter from the Giants-Chargers game yesterday that, regardless of being distracting to players, is a bit “disturbing to see” as Twitter user @Riz2525 put it:
This was so distracting and disturbing to see during yesterdays Giants game pic.twitter.com/wqaRPaQeuv
— Tara (@Riz2525) December 9, 2013
Now, for your Monday morning reading:
New York Mets: With Granderson now signed, there are still some moves that need to be made but MetsMinors talks about a surprising one that could be possible.
New York Yankees: The Yankees are notorious for signing older free agents in recent years so Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal discusses just how old the Yankees like them.
New York Giants: The Giants were eliminated from playoff contention yesterday so Patricia Traina from Bleacher Report gives her full roster report card.
New York Jets: The Jets were able to keep their playoff hopes alive this weekend but do they have what it takes to keep Rex Ryan employed? Rich Cimini of ESPN New York gives his take.
Brooklyn Nets: Zach Lowe of Grantland breaks down the miserable performance by the Nets in the “Toilet Bowl” vs. their crosstown rivals.
New York Knicks: The NBA says the Knicks no longer have to play in those orange alternate jerseys. They’ve been known for bad luck so will this turn things around? Marc Berman of the New York Post discusses.
New York Islanders: Jack Capuano is coming close to losing his job but Daniel Friedman of CBS New York thinks the answer might already be on the Islanders’ bench.
New York Rangers: Joe Fortunato of Blueshirt Banter discusses what changes the Rangers may need to make to get headed in the right direction.
Before I go, I’d like to congratulate Joe Torre (as well as Bobby Cox and Tony LaRussa) on being unanimously voted to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was at the reigns of the Yankees during one of the most dominant runs in all of sports and his spot in the Hall is much deserved.