Sandy Alderson said Philadelphia’s stunning signing of Cliff Lee will have no great bearing or impact on his plans for putting together the Mets for 2011. Nor should it. Alderson says the Mets can be competitive, but there’s room for interpretation on what that means. Will the Mets make a run at the wild card or just play tight, close games they’ll more often than not eventually lose? With the way the roster is compiled […]
There are a myriad of issues surrounding Carlos Beltran that make him logically impossible to deal, but there reports out of Boston the Mets and Red Sox are talking. Undoubtedly, it is Boston’s cobra-mongoose struggle with the Yankees that has the Red Sox thinking about adding Beltran. The Red Sox have a hole in the outfield and the designated hitter to slot in on an occasional basis (don’t forget David Ortiz will get most of […]
The Mets are interested in Freddy Garcia, Chris Young and Jeff Francis, but Sandy Alderson said the Mets will only sign one middle-tier starter. ”We’re getting a sense of what the market is for some of that second-tier starting pitching,” Sandy Alderson told reporters yesterday. “Right now the price is fairly high.” That means the fifth starter will either be Dillon Gee, Oliver Perez, Pat Misch or maybe another sterling arm from the system. Young […]
Sandy Alderson said it again, that the Mets have little payroll flexibility and aren’t expected to make a splash in the free-agent market. Again, even if the Mets cut Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo, they are still on the hook for $18 million between them. It’s not as if the money could be spent elsewhere. The Mets need to find two starters, bullpen depth, a second baseman (if it is not Castillo), a back-up catcher […]
Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez pleaded guilty this morning to assault, a move that spared him jail time but will bring him an additional 52 weeks of anger management classes. His plea also bought him an additional season with the Mets for $11.5 million. It was the best case scenario for the closer who not only lost his temper but is losing his fastball. For one more year at least, the Mets will have a closer. […]
Many thought it at the time, that when John Maine left that game in Washington after only five pitches that he was also leaving the Mets. It sure appears that way as they aren’t likely to tender a contract to Maine by today’s midnight deadline. They’ll tender Mike Pelfrey, RA Dickey, Angel Pagan, and possibly Sean Green, but Maine is a longshot. Maine came to the Mets in the Kris Benson deal as a throw-in, […]
The thing that stood out most in listening to Terry Collins this morning is his emphasis in “playing the game correctly.’’ Collins promised an accent on fundamentals with a team that too often disregarded them in the past. This is a team that gives away too many at-bats, both at the plate and on the mound, and loses focus. That is the culture Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins vowed to change. One thing apparent in Alderson’s […]
Before the weekend, when rumors abounded that Bob Melvin and Wally Backman had pulled in front and that Terry Collins was backsliding, I wrote in this post: I still believe Collins is the front-runner, with Bob Melvin slotting in as the bench coach, Chip Hale remaining in the coaching staff and Backman staying in the minor leagues. Candidates Ken Oberkfell and Dave Jauss will also remain with the organization. Melvin won’t be the bench coach, […]
Tomorrow is the deadline for teams to offer salary arbitration to free agents in order to preserve their right to draft-pick compensation. No news yet as to whether the Mets intend do offer arby to Pedro Feliciano, who is a Type B free agent. Ken Davidoff of Newsday, tweeted that the Yankees are very interested in lefty reliever Pedro Feliciano. The Mets reliever will be considered by many teams and is expected to fetch a 3-year deal for as much as $12MM. The […]
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