Congratulations to good guy Johan Santana and Met fans everywhere who have painfully suffered through a half-century of close calls. Our man Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog and the SNY team have great coverage of the historic event, so click on over.
In case you were on a bender yesterday and had no access to the multiple streams in which we deliver you your Giants news, the team brought wayward DE Osi Umenyiora in from the cold by restructuring his moldy contract. The two-time Pro Bowler agreed to a deal that will pay him approximately $3 million in bonuses and incentives on top of his scheduled $3.975 million salary.
SNY insider Mike Garafolo appeared on The Wheelhouse yesterday to discuss
It is ballooon!!! TE coach Mike Pope revealed this week that free-agent TE Martellus Bennett, who the Giants are counting on in the absence of Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum, is grossly overweight.
“He weighed in at 291 pounds last week. So I think that is probably a little too big for his legs to carry,” Pope told reporters. “We run a lot more than he might have been accustomed to. Plus we are in the middle of a weight program and the combination of those two things has caused him, especially, to have some problems with his hamstrings. He can’t afford to miss time, either. Because he needs every possible rep he can take.”
We were tipped off at the time Bennett was signed by the Giants that his work ethic was questionable. His deal is only for one year, a so-called "show-me" contract. So far, he's not off to an impressive start.