One of the initial challenges that Sandy Alderson will face as the news Mets GM will involve the decision to either hold tight with the talent the Mets have or break up the core of players and basically start fresh. Right now, the Mets core centers around David Wright, Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran and Johan Santana. They have a solid supporting cast which includes Angel Pagan, Ike Davis, Mike Pelfrey and a healthy Jason Bay. […]
Two of the bright spot from an otherwise bleak 2010 Mets squad were pitchers Hisanori Takahashi and Robert Alan Dickey. Dickey is eligible for arbitration and Takahashi is a free agent, with the deadline to negotiate with Takahashi fast approaching. When the Mets signed Takahashi, they didn’t really know what they were going to get from the Japanese lefty. However, he pitched so well in spring training that the Mets had to carry him on […]
In the words of Howie Rose, “Put it in the books” when it comes to Sandy Alderson as the new GM for the Amazin’s. GM: check. Now the focus will turn to who will take the helm as the team’s next manager. Before I give some suggestions, I’d like to set one thing straight. In my opinion, a manager is not as important as the players on the field. Sometimes, fans make such a big […]
I recently looked into who will be available in this year’s free agent class. There are many big names, but these names will likely come with expensive price tags. Additionally, many of these big name players are not so young anymore. Whoever is in charge of making the decisions in Queens (which according to Jeff Wilpon we will find out shortly!), it might be a wise strategy to avoid these big name free agents and […]
After giving the Ike Davis for Prince Fielder trade some time to be debated, I’d like to propose another possible trade option for the 2011 New York Mets. It would involve the Mets trading Carlos Beltran and some minor leaguers (maybe a pitcher and one of Duda or Evans) to the Kansas City Royals for Zack Greinke and David DeJesus. This deal would involve many moving parts so here is the rationale I have to […]
With the League Championship Series starting this weekend (and with my team not in the mix yet again), I would like to share my picks for the remainder of the playoffs. Though you could say my picks are grounded in a personal bias, much research went into these picks, and I stand by my selections. To be honest, right or wrong in my picks, I could really care less about how the playoffs wind up. […]
So with the bulk of the offseason looming, there are many questions surrounding the Mets. One that fans would not think would be a huge issue is first base. Ike Davis had a solid rookie year hitting .264 with 19 HR and 71 RBI (just three behind the Mets rookie record set by Darryl Strawberry in 1983). He played a Gold-Glove caliber first base and is booming with potential. I have been hearing some possible […]
Patience is a virtue, everything happens for a reason, good things come to those who wait, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and you have to look before you leap. Cliches aside, the Mets (and us fans) will have to be patient in finding out who will be running the show next year and hopefully beyond. I thoroughly enjoy all the speculation by fans listing who they think will be the next GM or manager. […]
Well, Mets fans, we did it. We endured another long season of Mets baseball, only to see our boys play to an 79-83 record (fourth in the NL East) and miss the playoffs for the fourth straight year. Though we will now turn our attention to football, hockey, or basketball, let’s take a look at some of the memorable moments of this season. The Mets looked great on opening day with Johan Santana leading the […]
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