While researching another story, I stumbled on to this "open letter" former Mets general manager Frank Cashen wrote for the New York Times. It is fascinating, to say the least, because:
Even in hindsight the story is hard to fathom. The New York Mets came to bat in the bottom of the 10th inning, at home, trailing the Boston Red Sox 5-3 in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. They were three outs away from losing the Series. Hold on, this isn't the story you're thinking it is.
The Hot Stove rumors about David Wright are both true and false. True: the Mets will trade write. False: a deal with the Colorado Rockies is in the works.
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has an impeccable sense of timing. Moving Wright is no longer a matter of if, but when.
The chess game continues. With Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson relocating to the American League West, the Texas Rangers knew they must make a bold move to keep pace and stay competitive. That move transpired Monday night when Major League Baseball announced the Rangers posted the winning bid for negotiating rights to Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish. But it was more than just a winning bid, but a record bid: $51.7 million.