Archive for January, 2013

How Does Michael Bourn Play Into The Mets Endgame?

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How Does Michael Bourn Play Into The Mets Endgame?

The Mets community is having a field day with Michael Bourn these days. I figured I might as well chime in too. First, let’s establish the basics: The Mets will (most likely) lose the 11th pick in the 2013 first-year player draft if they sign Bourn. Michael Bourn is a Scott Boras client. If the […]

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Mets Player Development and Theories of Deliberate Practice

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Mets Player Development and Theories of Deliberate Practice

“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”  ~  Clarence, from It’s A Wonderful Life. Just about all of us at some point have been touched by someone who altered the trajectory of our lives for the better. I’m sure you […]

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Morning Grind: “There’s Not A Lot Left On The Shelf”

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Morning Grind: “There’s Not A Lot Left On The Shelf”

Yesterday on Sirius XM’s MLB Network Radio, the ever-frugal Mets GM Sandy Alderson had this to say regarding the current outfield market and the 2013 Mets outfield: “We continue to look, but I think, realistically at this point, there’s not a lot left on the shelf,” said GM Sandy Alderson. “So at some point we […]

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Mets Are Going To “Half & Half” It In 2013

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Mets Are Going To “Half & Half” It In 2013

During an interview Sunday with MLB Network Radio, Sandy Alderson expressed that the loss of a first-round pick would be too steep a price for him to consider signing Michael Bourn, who is the best outfielder left on the free-agent market. The Mets GM also confirmed that his plan for 2013 is to have one […]

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Nats and Braves Are In The Dynasty Building Business

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Nats and Braves Are In The Dynasty Building Business

In discussing the impact that the Braves acquisition of Justin Upton will have on the Mets, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com writes: “It makes for a particularly tricky situation in Flushing, where the Mets are concentrating on a long-term plan built around Wheeler, Harvey, Travis d’Arnaud and the rest of their vastly improved farm system. Tricky […]

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Banner Day Moved To May 11, Great Job By Mets!

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Banner Day Moved To May 11, Great Job By Mets!

The results are in and the Mets have announced that Banner Day will be held on Saturday, May 11 prior to the 1:10 PM game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. If you already purchased tickets to the original May 26 date and want to re-schedule, you can contact the Mets at bannerday@nymets.com. Great job by the Mets for […]

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Pros And Cons For Signing Michael Bourn

An article by posted on January 27, 2013 0 Comments
Pros And Cons For Signing Michael Bourn

So far this off-season, three outfielders have said their final goodbyes to the Mets.  Jason Bay took his strikeouts and pop-ups to Seattle.  Andres Torres left in search of a ring in San Francisco.  And my wife’s ass is now on new Cubs outfielder Scott Hairston’s Wikipedia page.  It goes without saying that the Mets […]

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Alderson Says He Could Go To Camp With Current Outfielders

An article by posted on January 27, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says He Could Go To Camp With Current Outfielders

Another thing Sandy Alderson discussed during his appearance on MLB Network Radio this morning, was the state of the Mets outfield. The Mets GM said it’s possible that he will go into camp with just the current group of outfielders and possibly Andrew Brown and Collin Cowgill. “There’s not a lot left on the shelf,” […]

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Projected Mets Opening Day Roster (2/13)

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Projected Mets Opening Day Roster (2/13)

Yesterday we got more clarity on what the Mets Opening Day roster will look like. Believe it or not there’s really not many battles going on this Spring. Terry Collins cleared up some questions yesterday and showed where he was leaning. For some of these players a complete fail or unfortunate injury will keep them […]

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Oswalt’s Agent Denies Any Interest From Mets, Alderson Still Looking For Arms

An article by posted on January 27, 2013 0 Comments
Oswalt’s Agent Denies Any Interest From Mets, Alderson Still Looking For Arms

Newsday’s Marc Carig reports that Roy Oswalt‘s agent is not aware of any interest from the Mets in his client: If the Mets indeed are interested in signing veteran pitcher Roy Oswalt, it’s news to his longtime agent, Bob Garber. “Not sure where the report came from,” Garber said in a text message. “I’m not aware […]

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How The Miracle Mets Were Built: The 1968 Off-Season

An article by posted on January 26, 2013 0 Comments
How The Miracle Mets Were Built: The 1968 Off-Season

Welcome to Part Two of my series entitled, How The Miracle Mets Were Built. You can read Part One by clicking, The Spring Of 1968. The 1968 Off-Season The Mets had just completed their most successful year winning 73 games and finishing in 9th place under new manager Gil Hodges. Even though it wasn’t that much […]

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