The Post‘s Joel Sherman was busy yesterday. He wrote a full page story on both the Mets’ surprise pursuit of Jason Bay—the day’s big news—and another one praising the Yankees’ performance at baseball’s winter meetings.
Both papers like the Bay story for the back covers. Sherman is skeptical that the offer to Bay isn’t just an attempt by the Mets to bolster sagging season-ticket sales, an angle the Daily News also picks up, though John Harper thinks they need to go all the way and sign him to re-energize the fan base.
Bob Raissman says the intense coverage of the winter meetings is good for baseball, even if it’s been a little overshadowed this year.
It’s all about gossip, rumors and innuendo, played out across multimedia platforms. It’s all about anticipating what might happen. Okay, so it ain’t exactly Tiger parading his Pop Tarts through the Valley of the Stupid, but it’s still entertaining.
The Jets weren’t as entertaining yesterday as they normally are. The spat between Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez doesn’t seem to have legs, because it’s nowhere in either paper, except indirectly, with stories on Kellen Clemens. That could just be because Sanchez doesn’t talk to the media on Thursdays and there’s no good way to wring his quotes for another day of copy. But frustrated safety Kerry Rhodes does what he can to fill the void by complaining about his own benching. That’s enough for George Willis to crank out a column about how Rex should stand his ground. And guess who he uses to make an analogy?
Yes, Tiger makes an appearance in your sports pages today, and not just in the Jets coverage. Hank Gola wants him banned.