The New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms on a historic trade this afternoon involving major stars for both teams.
Devon White and Paul Molitor will head to New York, while Dwight Gooden and Robert Bonilla are now Blue Jays.
The Mets were desperate for a deal after starting off the season 7-20, dead last in the division. The Blue Jays are still sitting in the middle of the AL East pack. We’ll see if this improves the fortunes of either team as the season rolls on.
Notes: I’ve updated some URLs on the site, so there may be some 404s. I’ll fix them as I see ’em. I’ve updated the Week 1 Update post to include team power rankings, too! Expect these to be added to the podcast and the weekly posts.
Divergent League’s first set of Sunday Afternoon games starts off with an inter-family rivalry: Phil’s Mets .vs. Chuck’s Expos. Who will win this battle for Nelson Baseball Supremacy? Only time will tell. (Update: The Expos smashed the Mets, 6-0)
Other games on the schedule, which will be played time-permitting:
Howdy folks, it’s your commish here, with our first Divergent League Update for the 1993 Season. You can listen to this update here or subscribe to the feed:
Steve Finley leads the AL in dingers with 5 in just 8 games. Barry Bonds sits atop the NL with 4. Mark McGwire, Pete Incavilia and Barry Bonds are all tied for the lead in RBIs at 10. Rod Beck and Gregg Olson share the honors for most Saves with 5 so far. Andy Benes and David Cone take the top spots for Ks with at 21 for Benes and 19 for Cone.
On to the injury beat, so far everybody’s safe as houses. Let’s hope it stays that way.
Here are the standings (update: and power rankings. These rankings are from 1st to last in the league based on current ratings) for player teams with 1 week of games in the books: