According to Mark L. Armour and Daniel R. Levitt, authors of the new book Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball, Sandy Alderson is the 12th-best General Manager in baseball history. “He was the first modern GM to actively introduce analytics, though rudimentary by current standards, into a team’s decision making, and he […]
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Johan Santana was back on the mound for the first time in almost 11 months Thursday night and looked solid for three innings. Originally slated to throw 45 pitches, the New York Mets left-hander threw 33 pitches — 26 for strikes — to get through the three innings against the Daytona Cubs. He allowed two hits, […]
The monster that wouldn’t die… For the first time in their fifty year history, the Mets completed a four-game sweep of the Reds after winning a 10-9 nail-biter in Cincinnati on Thursday afternoon. Game Highlights Jason Bay went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs today. The doubles were his first in 50 games after a 195 […]
Mets GM Sandy Alderson held a conference call today to officially announce the acquisition of RHP Zack Wheeler from the Giants in exchange for Carlos Beltran and cash considerations. - The Mets are done dealing so don’t expect any last minuted deals at the buzzer before the trade deadline expires on Sunday night at midnight. Alderson is fully […]
The New York Mets today announced that they have acquired minor league righthanded pitcher Zack Wheeler from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for outfielder Carlos Beltran and cash considerations. Wheeler, the Giants’ first-round selection and the sixth player picked overall in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, is 7-5 with a 3.99 ERA (39 earned […]
Joe Petruccio who does an incredible job covering the Mets day by day with his art on his website My Mets Journal, does an outstanding job capturing the sentiment of the Carlos Beltran trade. Great Job, Joe… You nailed it! Make Joe’s website My Mets Journal, a daily stop Mets fans!
Wheeler has two pitches that could surface as plus, in his fastball and curveball. The changeup I saw doesn’t look like it will be more than a slightly above-average pitch. He could use more seasoning with his changeup as well as his command, but he could be a back-of-the-rotation starter in the big leagues tomorrow. His […]
I just read a new post on MetsBlog which jumped out at me this morning. In a post entitled, “The Mets shot down trading Jose Reyes for Erick Aybar‘, Matt Cerrone writes: The Angels offered to send SS Erick Aybar to the Mets for Jose Reyes, while taking on all of Jose’s remaining salary, but […]
Game Summary The Mets beat a defensively shoddy Reds team on Tuesday night by the score of 8-6 and climbed one game over .500 for the season. Cincinnati committed three errors and allowed the Mets to score six unearned runs, but hey – a win is a win. Game Notes Jon Niese started for the Mets and allowed […]
The Mets have just reported that injured ace Johan Santana, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, will make his first rehab start with St. Lucie this Thursday. Santana is expected to throw about 45 pitches and a detrmination as to another start will be made after they see how his shoulder responds in the days following. It […]
The reporting on the Carlos Beltran trade front is now so full of mindless ramblings that it has become too difficult to separate the fact from the fiction. It has deteriorated into a non-stop barrage of endless speculation, passed off as facts, from about a dozen different sports journalists all caught up in a manic, never-ending game of […]