This is why you shouldn’t say or tweet “Meet the Mess!” when the Mets lose by five runs. Save it for a day, week, or season like this. One minute the Mets were in the World Series, then we turned around to tip the valet, and now there are scorpions everywhere.
The Mets are in last place, and everything is broken. This being the internet, which is an extension of the real world, there has to be someone to blame. Can we blame somebody? Let’s blame somebody.
The latest pitcher to suffer major UCL damage is Yu Darvish. The Texas Rangers ace meets today with Dr. David Altchek, the Mets’ team physician and an expert in TJ surgery. Although no decision had been made at the time this post was published, the chatter leading up to today suggests that Darvish might soon become the next ace to go under the knife.
By not signing a traditional long-term deal now, Lonzo ensures that he has no strings attached if his stock goes up in the future.
“If Lonzo gets drafted by the Lakers and has an incredible campaign, do the companies go back and think, ‘maybe this isn’t that crazy?’” Rovell said.
Of course, this is all a big gamble. Ben Simmons — the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft — signed a five-year, guaranteed $20 million contract with Nike last year. The Balls have taken a step back and decided that a few million guaranteed for the new few years is worth passing on for the possibility of making upwards of 10 times that.
But LaVar has bet on himself and his sons plenty of times before and delivered on lofty promises. Critics are quick to ignore LaVar’s profitable personal training business, or the life the Ball family breathed into an underperforming high school basketball program that couldn’t break .500 until Baseball Jerseys For Sale the Ball family arrived.
Laugh at Lavar Ball all you want — but don’t underestimate him just yet.