Baseball is on! I wrote about how it’s funny that there were about four opening days this season — but it’s fine. It’s really just great to have Major League Baseball back.
After writing the Mets organizational ranking last week (#20, I followed it up with covering Detroit’s #7 ranking), it was nice to follow up that piece of analysis with more evidence that the Mets’ front office is actually as smart as we think it is. So this new deal for lefty Jon Niese (5 years, $25.5 million, with two more option years around $10m) was well-timed. And well-thought-out, because the comps say it might work out well. I also recapped game one for Amazin Avenue, which turned out pretty well for the Amazins.
On the lighter side of baseball, I had a little fun at Jose Constanza‘s expense. A poor swing might have been more predictable than the announcers made it seem. I also imagined a world in which ‘the others‘ were involved in transactions for each other. My favorite: