Archive for November, 2010

Dan Uggla Trade Gives One Pause On Trading Reyes Or Beltran

An article by posted on November 17, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday, I was quite surprised by the trade that sent Dan Uggla to the Braves for utility infielder Omar Infante and reliever Mike Dunn. The fact that he was traded isn’t what surprised me. We all knew the writing was on the wall once Uggla turned down a four-year deal worth $48 million dollars from the […]

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Sandy Alderson’s Message To Mets Fans

An article by posted on November 17, 2010 0 Comments

Here is a message from Sandy Alderson to the fans. Dear Mets Fan: As you might have heard last night or this morning, we have completed the first round of interviews in the search for our new Manager. We’ve invited Bob Melvin, Wally Backman, Terry Collins, and Chip Hale back for a second round of […]

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Second Round Set: Melvin & Hale Today, Backman & Collins Thursday

An article by posted on November 17, 2010 0 Comments

Things are starting to move rapidly, and it won’t be long until a new Mets manager is named. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/KenDavidoff/status/4919945662038016[/tweeted] Adam Rubin adds, Bob Melvin has arrived at the GM meetings, and will kick off the final-round managerial interviews later Wednesday. Chip Hale also goes later in the day. On Thursday, Wally Backman will interview midday, […]

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Alderson Not Counting On Johan Santana To Start Season

An article by posted on November 17, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson told reporters that he has no illusions that Johan Santana will be ready for Opening Day. “Really the question is, when exactly will he be ready?” Alderson said. “Nobody has told us he’ll miss the season or anything of that sort, but certainly we have to assume he won’t start the season.” Santana […]

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Braves Acquire Second Baseman Dan Uggla

An article by posted on November 16, 2010 0 Comments
Braves Acquire Second Baseman Dan Uggla

The Braves fired the opening salvo to the Hot Stove Season when they acquired powerful second baseman Dan Uggla today from the Marlins for utility man Omar Infante and lefty reliever Mike Dunn. Wow, that one kinda snuck up on everybody… Somebody please tell me what the Marlins were thinking? Even if you were to ignore the […]

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Should The Mets Look Into Rickie Weeks?

An article by posted on November 16, 2010 0 Comments

Today Ken Rosenthal reported that the Brewers would listen to offers regarding several players, one of those players is Rickie Weeks.  Weeks has one year left on his contract.  In 2010 Rickie Weeks will be making $2.75 million dollars.  The Mets we know need someone at second base as it’s highly likely that Castillo won’t […]

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Wright: A Manager With Fire And Is A Disciplinarian Is A Good Thing

An article by posted on November 16, 2010 0 Comments

In a must read article by Joel Sherman of the NY Post, Larry Bowa gives managerial candidate Terry Collins a glowing endorsement and also sheds light on one of the concerns about Collins. If there is a worry concerning Collins, it is about how his tour with the Angels ended. He managed the Angels to […]

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Wilmer Flores Tops Another Mets Top Prospects List

An article by posted on November 16, 2010 0 Comments

Fangraphs posted their Mets Top 10 Prospects list today. Have a look: 1. Wilmer Flores 2. Kirk Nieuwenhuis 3. Matt Harvey 4. Juan Urbina 5. Fernando Martinez 6. Alderin Rodriguez 7. Reese Havens 8. Cesar Puello 9. Cory Vaughn 10. Robert Carson That’s the first time I’ve seen Nieuwenhuis ranked so high on any Mets top […]

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I Love Backman, But…

An article by posted on November 15, 2010 0 Comments

I won’t sugar coat things for you (as if you’ve ever worried about the Coop doing that)…I LOVE Wally Backman.  LOVE HIM.   When My Summer Family was still in operation, I wrote a piece called “Backman is the Answer.  What was the Question?“  This detailed why I was upset that the Mets didn’t at least […]

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Hurry Up And Wait

An article by posted on November 15, 2010 0 Comments

Does it seem to you, as it does to me that in many respects the job Sandy Alderson has is about as contentious and uphill as Chris Christie – Governor of New Jersey? No matter your political persuasion – if you have one at all – one has to admit that both men have more […]

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