Archive for December, 2011

Frank Francisco at $12 Million Is A Concern

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Frank Francisco at $12 Million Is A Concern

Late last night, the Mets made headlines by not only trading Angel Pagan to the Giants for Andres Torres and RHP Ramon Ramirez, the team also signed pitchers Jon Rauch, and Frank Francisco. I had no problem with the Rauch signing at all. I did have a slight problem with the trade, but the other […]

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Alderson Had a Good Day

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Last night I couldn’t go to bed after a long day because for the first time since Alderson became GM it seemed as though a plan of sorts was being unveiled. Before anybody assumes anything, I don’t think anything that happened last night was phenomenal, I just think it was a sign of moving on, […]

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Terry Collins Is Thrilled With His New Bullpen And So Should Mets Fans

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Terry Collins Is Thrilled With His New Bullpen And So Should Mets Fans

Wow, what a roller-coaster ride it was for Sandy Alderson and the Mets last night as they completely overhauled the bullpen faster than it will take me to write this post. In what seemed like an instant, the Mets went from having one of the worst bullpens in the league to a vastly improved bullpen […]

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Andres Torres As An Everyday Centerfielder and Leadoff Hitter Is A Bad Idea

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Andres Torres As An Everyday Centerfielder and Leadoff Hitter Is A Bad Idea

I decided to do some research on Andres Torres last night so I could get a better feel of what kind of player he was and I quickly learned that the Giants were very anxious to move him. Lets see why… Torres was originally drafted by the Florida Marlins in 1997 but chose to play […]

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The New Evil Empire

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The New Evil Empire

Through all the pain and suffering that has befallen us Mets fans this past week, and these past years, it is very easy to lash out. To get mad, to get irrational. I myself have been guilty of it when I lambasted Sandy “Sand-bag” Alderson in a comment thread the other day. But I have […]

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Angel Pagan Traded To Giants For Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez

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Angel Pagan Traded To Giants For Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez

24 hours after the bittersweet news that Jose Reyes had signed a six-year, $106 million dollar deal with the Marlins, Sandy Alderson decided to get Mets fans minds off of Reyes and back to baseball, by orchestrating a flurry of moves climaxed by a trade that sent center fielder Angel Pagan to the San Francisco Giants for reliever Ramon […]

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Mets Interested In Bringing Back Chris Young

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Joel Sherman of the New York Post says that the Mets are open to bringing back right-hander Chris Young on a minor league contract. Young, 32, posted a 1.88 ERA and 22/11 K/BB ratio over four starts with the Mets last season before undergoing surgery in May to repair a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder and […]

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Reliever Frank Francisco Signs Two-Year, $12M Deal With Mets

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Reliever Frank Francisco Signs Two-Year, $12M Deal With Mets

Busy evening for Mets as they also signed reliever Frank Francisco to a two-year deal, according to Ken Davidoff of Newsday. The right-handed reliever will get $12 million dollars for two years according to reports. Francisco went 1-4 with a 3.55 ERA with 17 saves in 54 games with the Blue Jays last season. He also […]

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Alderson On Trading Prospects and Organizational Philosophy

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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson appeared this evening on the Mike Lupica show on ESPN Radio. One of the better interviews I’ve hear from Sandy recently. Acquiring Staring Pitching “Starting pitching hasn’t been a focus for us yet. It’s not to say it’s not important,” Alderson said. “We’ve just been looking at other things. So, for […]

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Paulino Could Be Out, Mets Could Give Backup Catcher Spot To Nickeas

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Paulino Could Be Out, Mets Could Give Backup Catcher Spot To Nickeas

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets resolved today that they will NOT pursue a free agent catcher to platoon with starting catcher Josh Thole, and instead they will fill that position from within the organization. The reason for this shift in strategy is so that they can free up some money they can use […]

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