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Amazin Avenue 49 mins ago
Grading the Mets’ Justin Verlander signing

Grading the Mets’ Justin Verlander signing

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ No surprise, it’s great. Less than four days after watching Jacob deGrom sign with the Texas Rangers, the Mets replaced him with Justin Verlander, signing the future hall-of-famer to a two year, $86.6M deal with a vesting option for 2024. It was a quick and decisive response, giving the Mets a second near-geriatric ace to pair with Max Scherzer at the top of the rotation and kicking off the offseason for the team in earnest. Verlander needs little introduction. Arguably the greatest pitcher of his generation (he’s probably a step behind Max...
New York Post 4 hours ago

The Mets are a team of so much possibility with Steve Cohen’s bankroll

In case you had any lingering doubts about the Mets going for it again in 2023 after losing out on Jacob deGrom, check Steve Cohen’s bank account.
New York Post 20 hours ago

Jacob deGrom on bolting Mets: Rangers made me ‘feel like they really wanted me’

Jacob deGrom said Thursday that the Mets will always hold a special place in his heart. Texas is where deGrom’s heart resides now, however.
Amazin Avenue 23 hours ago
Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show): deGone / Verlanding

Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show): deGone / Verlanding

This week, we deal with some changes. Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin’ Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore. The Mets lost a franchise-defining player in Jacob deGrom, gained one of the handful of players who could possibly console us in Justin Verlander, and added to both the rotation and bullpen during the 2022 Winter Meetings. Life moves pretty fast, huh? Chris’s Music Pick: The Clean - Anthology Brian’s Music Pick: Bill Frisell - Four You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio...
Amazin Avenue Dec 8, 2022
Getting to know Justin Verlander

Getting to know Justin Verlander

Photo by Elsa/ The reigning American League Cy Young winner brings a winning pedigree to Queens. After losing Jacob deGrom to the Texas Rangers, the Mets had to make a quick and decisive pivot. They needed a pitcher with a considerable track record of success, who could be consistently healthy, and who could pair with Max Scherzer at the top of the Mets rotation for a devastating one-two pitching punch. And in the end, that road led to one name: Justin Verlander. Verlander signed to a two-year, $86.66 million deal, with a vesting option for a third year. He slots right...
New York Post Dec 6, 2022
‘Amazin’ But True’ Podcast Episode 127: Hello Justin Verlander, Goodbye Jacob deGrom

‘Amazin’ But True’ Podcast Episode 127: Hello Justin Verlander, Goodbye Jacob deGrom

How do you respond to losing your ace and two-time Cy Young Award winner?
New York Post Dec 6, 2022
What Billy Eppler told Jacob deGrom after pitcher bolted Mets for Rangers

What Billy Eppler told Jacob deGrom after pitcher bolted Mets for Rangers

Eppler declined to provide specifics about his offer to deGrom and whether he was disappointed the right-hander didn’t give the Mets an opportunity for a final proposal.
Amazin Avenue Dec 6, 2022
Tylor Megill looked fantastic in 2022...until he got hurt

Tylor Megill looked fantastic in 2022...until he got hurt

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Big Drip’s velocity bump led to a dominant April, but may have come at a cost. Tylor Megill was the Mets’ Opening Day starter in 2022. No one can take that away from him. The Mets won 101 games last season and the first of those wins was credited to Tylor Megill. His solid rookie campaign in 2021 propelled him up the pecking order on the Mets’ depth chart, but in the Mets’ stacked rotation, Megill was still on the outside looking in. That is, until Jacob deGrom went down with a shoulder injury right before the season started and hamstring...
New York Post Dec 6, 2022
Mark Canha thrilled with Mets’ Justin Verlander deal: ‘Love to see it’

Mark Canha thrilled with Mets’ Justin Verlander deal: ‘Love to see it’

SAN DIEGO — Mark Canha understood there wasn’t an abundance of high-end inventory, so he’s relieved the Mets were so aggressive in filling a rotation void.  On Monday, the team reached agreement with Justin Verlander on a two-year contract worth $86.6 million, giving the Mets a suitable replacement for Jacob deGrom, who last week signed...
Amazin Avenue Dec 5, 2022
Get your Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander shirts now

Get your Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander shirts now

Our friends at BreakingT have a couple of new shirts celebrating the Mets’ pair of aces. With the news that the Mets had come to terms with Justin Verlander earlier today, our friends at BreakingT have released a couple of shirts celebrating the Mets’ new pair of aces. Is there a better way to celebrate the signing than picking up a snazzy new shirt? We think not. TAKE ME TO THE SHIRTS Having seen Jacob deGrom choose to sign elsewhere just a few days ago, the Mets acted quickly in inking Verlander to help fill the void in the team’s starting rotation. The 39-year-old...
Call to the Pen Dec 5, 2022

New York Mets find Jacob deGrom replacement with Justin Verlander

The New York Mets needed to find a replacement for Jacob deGrom when their ace bolted for Texas. It did not take long for that to happen. According to Jeff Passan from ESPN, the Mets have agreed to a deal with Justin Verlander. Joel Sherman of the New York Post notes that it is a […] New York Mets find Jacob deGrom replacement with Justin Verlander - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NorthJersey.com Dec 5, 2022
NY Mets agree to deal with Justin Verlander, 3-time Cy Young winner, reports say

NY Mets agree to deal with Justin Verlander, 3-time Cy Young winner, reports say

The New York Mets wasted little time filling in the gap left by the departure of franchise icon Jacob deGrom.       
New York Post Dec 5, 2022
Mets sign Justin Verlander to $86 million deal

Mets sign Justin Verlander to $86 million deal

The Mets didn't wait long to replace Jacob deGrom.
Amazin Avenue Dec 5, 2022
Looking back at Jacob deGrom’s tenure in New York

Looking back at Jacob deGrom’s tenure in New York

Photo by Dustin Satloff/ The right-hander has flown south to Texas and, as a Mets fan, it sucks. On Friday, Jacob deGrom signed a five-year, $185 million deal (plus a conditional sixth-year option that brings the deal up to $222 million) with the Rangers. The move officially ended his nine-year tenure with the Mets, one that saw him win the 2014 Rookie of the Year Award, back-to-back Cy Young Awards in 2018 and 2019, and established himself as the best starting pitcher in baseball. From a baseball perspective, it’s hard to blame either side. deGrom, who turns 35 next...
Amazin Avenue Dec 5, 2022
Mets Morning News for December 5, 2022

Mets Morning News for December 5, 2022

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets With Jacob deGrom likely to don the Rangers colors at some point this week, it’s a good time to remember the other horrors that came with New York legends in new uniforms. The Mets haven’t signed Justin Verlander yet, but Old Friend Carlos Baerga is reporting that they are close on a two-year deal with an option for a third. A report not disputed by Andy Martino. The last time the Mets attended a full winter meetings, Brodie was the General...

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