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Home for the Holidays

Dellin Betances, the kid from Brooklyn, signs with the Mets. I know he is a risk—big, tall guy and all—but he is a home town guy and he’s never played for anyone in the majors but the Yanks.

Maybe it is smart that the Yanks didn’t keep him, that I can’t say. I say that I will miss him. It stings imagining him having great success with the Mets. Still, hope things turn out well for him. He had a memorable run with the Yanks.

Hope you are all well. Sending best holiday wishes to you and your loved ones.

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1 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 24, 2019 4:09 pm

We pretty much nailed the expectations, the only surprise was that it’s with the Mets; especially after they all but declared themselves out of the bidding. Talk on the airwaves was that he’s building a house in Jersey; it would be pretty tough under his circumstances to uproot himself and family; again I’m surprised the Mets actually made a smart deal (two in a row if you include reworking Cespedes’ deal). Is that Beltran pushing for a former teammate or is the Cohen deal coming more into play? I can’t believe for a second the Wilpons would have even changed their minds after walking away, much less approve a sensible deal.

2 rbj   ~  Dec 24, 2019 5:23 pm

Good luck to Dellin. Yeah I'll miss him, but this is a business

3 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Dec 24, 2019 7:14 pm

I'm going to miss him, when he was 'on' he was as dominant as anyone, and he seemed a great dude. Good job by the Mets.

4 Greg G   ~  Dec 25, 2019 12:37 pm

I feel bad for Dellin. First his Achilles and now the real kiss of death, the Mets signed him. Still only a 1 year deal and maybe he figures it out and comes back to the Bronx in 2021?

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