Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Transplanted ex-Mets Update: Mike Hampton out for 2010

37 Year Old Mike Hampton, on the disabled list since August 18th, will have surgery on his pitching shoulder and both knees.  He may miss the entire 2010 season.  Hampton's infamous 8 year, $121M contract that he signed with the Rockies after helping the Mets reach the World Series in 2000, runs out after this season and he will be a free agent. For some reason his MRI results are in the hands of Mets' Dr. David Altchek.   No idea why anyone would approach anyone on the Mets medical staff for medical advice!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Maybe you shouldn't take financial advice from Lenny Dykstra

The Mets were officially eliminated from playoff contention last night, at the hands of Pedro Martinez and the Phillies.  As if the season couldn't have been bad enough, this just put a rotten cherry on the worst sundae I've ever eaten.  The offseason officially begins for Mets fans, though we still have a couple more weeks of rooting against the Phillies and Yankees.

Earlier this season, I posted a link to ex-Mets OF Lenny Dykstra's financial column for The Street.  Sports Illustrated has posted word that Lenny is broke, and is auctioning off his 1986 World Series ring to raise money.  So much for limiting downside risk, dude.