Julia Stiles Pens Mets Article For WSJ

05/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • JULIA STILES wsj.com

Once again, the Yankees are harshing my mellow. When the Mets renovated their bullpen by adding J.J. Putz and Frankie Rodriguez, the Yankees had to trump them by snagging ace starter CC Sabathia for a record high, seven-year contract that is more than the Mets' annual payroll. With all the excitement of a new ballpark, now Mets fans are forced to share bragging rights again, as Yankee Stadium is rebuilt for nearly twice as much money, and without the baggage of a bailed-out bank for its name.

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