When the first pitch was thrown on opening day of the 2011 season, the Mets payroll sat at $142 Million. Due to that number Alderson was not able to do much this past off season. That is all going to change with all of the contracts expiring at the end of this season. With the recent trade of Francisico Rodriguez, Sandy Alderson has assured himself the ability to make a substantial offer to Reyes among other things. [...]
Wilmer Flores might as well be the least talked about top prospect the Mets have had in a while. He is still very young, and his bat is coming along slowly, but it is coming. At just 19 years of age, about to turn 20 , he still has plenty of time to develop. So far this season we have not seen a great batting average, or a ton of power. But, what we are seeing is a lot of [...]
If the Braves or Phillies come calling then Alderson should jump all over it. The Braves are said to be in the market for a right handed bat and the Phillies have scuffled on offense for most of the season, both could use the offensive help. Well what about the potential repercussions of dealing him to a division rival some people will ask. If either one of them have the best offer, at this point [...]
Recently Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson has made some minor league signings that made me wonder. I know our starting pitching depth is lacking, but is that the only reason he has added these players on? There have been players available all season, but he has not made any signings, even when we got hit with injury after injury. Why is he adding players now all of a sudden with the season more than half over? In [...]
Trading Krod definitely hurts the Mets Chances of making a run this season. But, as we all know it was a trade that had to happen. There are not many options in the immediate future to replace the now former all-star Mets closer. Terry Collins has not named his replacement as of yet, but you would assume it it someone who is already on the current roster. As you look at the teams current roster [...]
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is in a really tough spot right now. What does he do with the trade deadline approaching? Does he become a buyer or seller? Does he deveiate from his plan for the future because the team is having success right now? For all of the optimism prior to the season about this team being a .500 club, and maybe winning 85 games, did anyone really expect it to happen? Spring Training always [...]
Citi Field is a fun place to be again. The Excitement has returned to Flushing, as the Mets blasted themselves over the .500 mark with 2 grand slams a few days ago. I am sure all Mets fans remember that disastrous four game series against the Colorado Rockies back in April. The Rockies came in for a 4 game set, and promptly swept the Mets. The sweep was led by Troy Tulowitzski, as he went 10-16 with 4 home runs, [...]
It is no secret that the Mets starting pitching has been outstanding this season. The starting pitching has been one of the main reasons why the team continues to hover around .500. As Johan continues on his road to recovery, if and when he does return sometime in the next month or so, Sandy and Terry will be faced with a very tough decision. Who do you remove from a starting rotation that is pitching [...]
I really wanted to get this post up a few days ago, because my original post was going to be titled “Jose Reyes has more triples that Jason Bay has RBI”. A few days ago that was the case, as Reyes had 11 triples to Jason’s 10 RBI. It came up in a conversation with my cousin and I could not believe it when he said it. How is that even possible? Regardless of what [...]
Since the second Terry Collins arrived the sound and the tone of team changed. It was a new voice, with new ideas, new batting orders and a whole new way to play the game. ”If nothing else, we are going to play hard and the play the game the way it’s supposed to be played” is what Collins has preached from day one. Terry has come as advertised, and has held people accountable for their actions on and off the [...]
Jason Bay has been awful in his stay thus far with the Mets. I don’t even think in my worst dreams would I have thought that he would be this bad. When you start to think about trades, you immediately think that a guy like Jason Bay is not tradeable due to his hefty contract and lack of production. But, there are other guys who were signed to big contracts by other teams, who are [...]
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Last updated: 05/18/2013
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