Archive for November, 2011

Morning Grind: What The Hell Is Sandy Alderson Doing?

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I have always been very complimentary of Alderson, I was happy to see him hired as GM, I liked a few of his moves. Although, when it comes to how he has handled Jose Reyes, I can only say: What the hell are you doing? In spring training, the Mets had an excellent opportunity to have Reyes […]

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MMO Jose Reyes Prediction Contest – Win A Free Gift!

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MMO Jose Reyes Prediction Contest – Win A Free Gift!

Never before has it seemed that one team’s future rests so much on whether one player signs with them, or chooses to sign with another team. Perhaps one could argue that Albert Pujols’ free agency has more of an impact on the St. Louis Cardinals, but I do not think many people are expecting Pujols […]

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Mets Plan To Tender Pagan, But Could Be Priced Out On Capuano

An article by posted on November 7, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Plan To Tender Pagan, But Could Be Priced Out On Capuano

In a post to Twitter, Jon Heyman of SI.com said that the Mets plan to tender Angel Pagan a contract before the December 12 deadline. If he is non-tendered, Pagan will become a free agent, opening up a spot in centerfield. It’s no secret that the Mets have soured on Angel Pagan, but with nobody in the […]

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Mets Will Meet Reyes When He’s Done Shopping

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Updated 9:00 PM * Jerry Crasnick of ESPN talked to a Marlins official who confirmed that his team has talked with free-agent SS Jose Reyes. According to Crasnick, the Marlins are also speaking to Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols. It seems that they are intent on getting one of those big names to help showcase their new ballpark. […]

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Giants Trade Sanchez To Royals For Melky – Missed Opportunity For Mets?

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According to the the Kansas City Royals, the team has acquired LHP Jonathan Sanchez and Ryan Verdugo from the San Francisco Giants for centerfielder Melky Cabrera. Sanchez, 28, is up for his third year of arbitration elibility (and final year of team control), and would have made something like $5-6MM through the process. Cabrera, 27, is up […]

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Maybe DePo As Future Mets GM Isn’t Such A Smart Idea?

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To add to Hojo’s post below, I came across some comments that Paul DePodesta made in which he discussed the job of being a general manager. It certainly didn’t sound like someone who aspires to be a GM again in the future. Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times, still refers to DePo as a […]

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Good For Backman

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I like that Wally Backman was finally offered the Mets’ Triple-A managerial job. It appeared Backman would take a bench coach job with Washington, which I said he should take because at the time the Mets didn’t offer him the Triple-A position. Well, the Mets did offer that job and it is good he stays […]

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MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #14 Phillip Evans, SS

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MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #14 Phillip Evans, SS

Welcome to part seven, of the MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects countdown. Today’s entry is Mets prospect #14, infielder Phillip Evans. The Mets made Evans an over-slot pick in the 15th round of last June’s amateur draft, out of high school in Carlsbad, CA. While Brandon Nimmo garnered all the media attention, the Mets quietly […]

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Reyes’ Departure Could Deter Future FA Signings For Mets.

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It is easy to recognize what losing Jose Reyes might mean to the Mets on the field: they would be without an impact leadoff hitter, steal threat and solid defensive shortstop. I’m on record as saying the Mets won’t be able to retain him and shouldn’t get reeled in on a long-term deal. In signing Reyes […]

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David Wright Hasn’t Been The Same Since Matt Cain

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David Wright Hasn’t Been The Same Since Matt Cain

Ever since Shea Stadium closed its doors for the final time in 2008, David Wright has not been the same player.  At least that’s what I hear from many Mets fans.  Although I do think the move from Shea Stadium to Citi Field has hurt Wright’s power stroke, I don’t think the ballpark is to […]

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