Archive for November, 2010

DePodesta Interview Sheds Light On His Philosophy

An article by posted on November 9, 2010 0 Comments

Paul DePodesta, the former GM of the Los Angeles Dodgers, was hired as vice-president of player development and scouting of the Mets on Monday. Rich Lederer of The Baseball Analysts, conducted a great interview with Paul DePodesta in June 2009. He has known DePodesta personally since 2005 when Paul was in his second year as the General Manager of the Los […]

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More Good News… Actually, This Is Awesome News…

An article by posted on November 8, 2010 0 Comments

For all of of you Mets fans who have had to endure years and years of agonizing ear aches, nauseating heartburn, and all those brain-pounding migraine headaches because of those two…, great news! [tweeted]http://twitter.com/ESPNBook/status/1768437953073152[/tweeted] Officially ESPN says, ESPN ended its 20-year association with Jon Miller and Joe Morgan as the voices of “Sunday Night Baseball” […]

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Mets Hire Third Former GM In Three Weeks, DePodesta Joins Alderson, Ricciardi

An article by posted on November 8, 2010 0 Comments

The New York Mets today announced that Paul DePodesta has been named Vice President, Player Development & Amateur Scouting. DePodesta, a 15-year Major League Baseball veteran, was most recently an Executive Vice President for the San Diego Padres. He will report to Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson. From the official press release:  DePodesta had been […]

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Will Angels Be Interested In Re-Acquiring K-Rod?

An article by posted on November 8, 2010 0 Comments

It’s an interesting question and one posed by Randy Youngman, a columnist for the Ocean County Register. The New York Mets are open to trading closer Francisco Rodriguez, who is entering the final year of a three-year, $37 million contract that will pay him $11.5 million in 2011. Would the Angels be interested in re-acquiring K-Rod? […]

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Wakamatsu Hired As Blue Jays Coach, But Will Still Meet With Alderson

An article by posted on November 8, 2010 0 Comments

Don Wakamatsu has been hired by the Blue Jays and added to manager John Farrell’s staff as bench coach. He will still be permitted to interview with Sandy Alderson for the Mets managerial vacancy on Wednesday. Wakamatsu is the first Asian-American manager in major league history. Original Post 7:55 AM Andy Martino of the Daily News runs down the […]

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Is Breaking Up The Core The Right Option?

An article by posted on November 7, 2010 0 Comments

One of the initial challenges that Sandy Alderson will face as the news Mets GM will involve the decision to either hold tight with the talent the Mets have or break up the core of players and basically start fresh. Right now, the Mets core centers around David Wright, Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran and Johan […]

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Moneyball And The Mets Minor League Philosophy

An article by posted on November 7, 2010 0 Comments

Steve Sidoti of 7 Train To Shea, had an interesting post this afternoon in which he looks at some of the parts of the book Moneyball that dealt with our new GM Sandy Alderson. Incidentally, I just started to read the book myself today. One of the things that Steve mentions in his post is Alderson’s three […]

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Why Is Terry Collins A Front-Runner?

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Why Is Terry Collins A Front-Runner?

David Brody, who I follow on Twitter, was kind enough to send me a link to an interview Brian Costa of the Star-Ledger conducted with Terry Collins last May. He pointed me to a comment Collins made, in which he says he had no desire to become a major league manager in the future. Q: Do you still want to […]

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Oakland Wins Rights To Negotiate With Hisashi Iwakuma

An article by posted on November 7, 2010 0 Comments

Jon Heyman of SI.com is reporting that the Oakland A’s have won the rights to bid exclusively on Japanese right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma. Of course Oakland must now try to work out an actual contract with Iwakuma, as their winning bid only gives them the right to negotiate with him. If the two sides can agree […]

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Is Angel Pagan An Everyday Player?

An article by posted on November 6, 2010 0 Comments

Angel Pagan had what looked to be a tremendous season for the Mets in 2010. When the news broke that Carlos Beltran would miss a considerable chunk of time and miss the start of the season, Pagan stepped right in as he did in 2009 and gave the Mets more than anyone expected. In 151 […]

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