Sad, But True: Mets Look Pretty Good

AP Photo

Unless you're one of those people who get bitterly outraged when sports teams spend money on players rather than taking it as profit, you have to love the Los Angeles Dodgers. Before they started burning cash like an incredibly drunk young man who just came into an incredibly large inheritance, all discussion of ruthless spending in American sports was bounded by the boring old Yankees. The rise of the Dodgers marks our entrance onto the global stage, with a team just as ridiculous as Europe's gaudiest soccer clubs.


You don't have to love the Mets, and right now almost no one does. Whether it's because they're miserly or destitute, or some unfortunate combination of the two, they're as fun as a salted turnip.

This year, the Dodgers picked up Carl...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Mets Make a Mess in Dickey Deal

Tyler Kepner, New York Times - December 17, 2012

The title of R. A. Dickey’s memoir is “Wherever I Wind Up,” a nod to his dancing knuckleball and itinerant pitching career. He wrote the book before he won the National League Cy Young Award this year, a feat... more »

Dodgers Dabbling in Risky Business

Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times - December 11, 2012

It was one of the only moments in Monday's Dodgers news conference that didn't require translation.   Shortly after Hyun-Jin Ryu was introduced as the newest Dodgers pitcher, General Manager Ned Colletti fell out of his... more »

Head West, Young Men! That's Where Baseball Is

Peter Gammons, - December 10, 2012

The idea is that you'll be at Urasawa in Beverly Hills watching Zack Greinke on your iPhone when Matt Kemp goes yard off Tim Lincecum and you can barely hold the eel in your mouth. Another bottle of wine? Who cares that the bill... more »

Offseason HRs Don't Always Equal Success

Richard Justice, - December 22, 2012

You know what's really annoying about this time of the year? OK, it may not be the most annoying thing. Nothing compares to people who put those giant fake reindeer antlers on their cars.   Still, right behind fake reindeer... more »

Halos 'In Love' With Hamilton, Warts and All

Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times - December 17, 2012

Outside, a red carpet stretched into the happiest restaurant on Earth, filled with giggling little girls and twinkling television trinkets and jolly Josh Hamilton squeezing his giant frame into a cheery red Angels jersey,   All... more »