Last night I couldn’t go to bed after a long day because for the first time since Alderson became GM it seemed as though a plan of sorts was being unveiled. Before anybody assumes anything, I don’t think anything that happened last night was phenomenal, I just think it was a sign of moving on, and an actual plan for 2012. The biggest move was the trade of Angel Pagan for Andres Torres and Ramon [...]
I recognize that when things like Jose Reyes signing a contract with the Miami Marlins occur, there will always be an outcry. I guess what I am most confused about is why people are acting as though they didn’t see this coming? I recognize that I am in a minority of Mets fans that is glad the Mets didn’t go 6years/100+ million. I can live with that, because I told myself and several times on [...]
There are a lot of people throwing their “plans” for the Mets out there, so I figure why can’t I? I think most if not all of us have come to the realization that the Mets are not printing money at Citi Field. Their biggest offseason move may be bringing the fences in. However, we start at Catcher: I think Paulino’s biggest crime as a platoon catcher was that he was acquired by Sandy Alderson. It [...]
There are two aspects to the Miami Marlins & Jose Reyes saga that I haven’t really heard mentioned yet. The first is that the Marlins had to put up $155 million for the stadium, plus purchase an additional $100 million in parking from the city. These funds do not include any additional stadium cost. Frankly, I’m not sure who paid the staff when they were at the old stadium, but if they were just renters, [...]
Last week it was “Dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!” as Dr. Peter Venkman would say. Now it’s “well well Sandy still hasn’t made his offer” Yeah and neither have the other teams who are interested. The biggest reason I’m not all over Alderson for not “making an offer,” is because I feel he’s testing the market. Just like the Cardinals are testing the Pujols market by not up’ing their offer. Right now, as [...]
Update by Joe D. Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo released a statement this morning after speaking with catcher Wilson Ramos, who was rescued from abductors last night in Venezuela: “I am happy to announce that I have spoken directly with Wilson and he assures me he is unharmed but eager to be reunited with his family,” Rizzo said. “He asked me to thank all who played a role in his rescue, and all those who kept [...]
What if there is more to the Jose Reyes and NY Mets negotiations than we all are assuming? I’m guilty of one thing, I like to think outside the box and sure I may be totally wrong here but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. To set up my point, I think back to July 30, 2004. A day most Mets fans remember as the day they gave away Scott Kazmir. The Kazmir deal is pretty [...]
Never before has it seemed that one team’s future rests so much on whether one player signs with them, or chooses to sign with another team. Perhaps one could argue that Albert Pujols’ free agency has more of an impact on the St. Louis Cardinals, but I do not think many people are expecting Pujols to leave town. If he does, their fans have 2 World Series championships to hold them over until better days [...]
I found this to be pretty interesting. This is an interview done by Brian Walton, and was done back in 2004 when John Mozeliak was the Asst. GM for the St. Louis Cardinals. It’s an interesting read, that’s all I’m saying. Especially when you consider this man went to sleep last night a World Series winning GM. Here are some excerpts, what are your thoughts? The strategy this year was obviously to go heavy on [...]
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