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"Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning now in effect from 7 PM to 11 PM EST Monday... * locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...3 1/2 to 4 1/2 ft above astronomical tides in the evening. * Timing...moderate coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide...between 7 PM and 11 PM. * Coastal flood impacts...potential for widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and adjacent properties due to height of storm tide and wave action. Inundation of 1 to 2 ft in the lowest lying spots. Road closures may be needed. Isolated structural damage may be observed along the immediate shoreline. * Shoreline impacts...elevated water levels in combination with 3 to 5 ft of surf are expected to cause beach erosion and splashover along the shoreline Monday evening. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for Monday evening... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......859 PM....10.6-11.1/2.8-3.3.....Min-mod.. Stamford CT..........821 PM....10.0-10.5/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... Bridgeport CT........818 PM.....9.5-10.0/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... New Haven CT.........817 PM......8.9-9.6/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... Old Field NY.........820 PM......9.3-9.8/2.0-2.5.....Min-mod.. Glen Cove NY.........900 PM....10.2-10.7/2.3-2.8.....Min-mod.. , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph. * Timing...winds could begin gusting as high as 45 mph just before daybreak Monday. The strongest winds are expected Monday afternoon and evening. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles and on elevated roadway and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. , "Storm Warning" ...Storm Warning remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 60 kt. Seas 6 to 10 feet. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Storm Warning means sustained winds or frequent gusts of 48 to 63 kt are expected or occurring. Recreational boaters should remain in port...or take shelter until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions...and consider remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves subside. -- Monday Jan.23 17,03:24 AM

David Wright To Remain A Met Until 2020

David Wright signs long-term deal with the Mets.

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The Associated Press reports that Mets third baseman David Wright will remain in New York until 2020. The contract calls for Wright to make $138 million over those eight years. Wright, the face of the Mets, is a homegrown property, having had success in Queens and become an easy fan favorite. Wright batted .306, swatted 21 homers and drove in 93 runs.

Agents Sam and Seth Levinson negotiated Wright’s deal, according to WFAN radio. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson aims to sign R. A. Dickey next, according to The Daily News. The knuckleballer won the Cy Young Award this past season and posted a 20-6 record with a solid 2.73 ERA. Dickey is not expected to get as spectacular a deal as Wright, mostly because the pitcher is 38-years old. Wright, at 30, is in the prime of his career, so obviously, he’s the better investment. Wright’s contract puts him in the same league as the Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman and the Rays’ Evan Longoria, both premier third basemen. Longoria is tied up in Tampa for another ten years, while Zimmerman is inked until 2020, with a club option.

The Mets had a dismal 74-88 record and came in second-to-last in the National League East. While the Marlins were firmly planted in last, the Mets weren’t much better, regardless of the excitement generated by R. A. Dickey’s run for the Cy Young. Dickey is reportedly seeking a two-year deal according to Yahoo Sports, which isn’t unreasonable for an old knuckleballer. The fact is that the knuckleball doesn’t put much stress on a pitcher’s arm the way a fastball or curve would, thus allowing a pitcher to have a lengthy career.

The Mets definitely need to restructure if they’re looking to improve on last season. While some players are locked into lengthy contracts, the Mets could get creative and pull off some massive trades, while also gunning for some high-profile free agents. While this is no guarantee for success, breaking even next season would be nice for Mets fans.

 

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