Patience is a virtue. That certainly applies to the patience of Mets GM, Sandy Alderson, who once again proved his critics wrong this weekend when he secured a windfall of popular prospects from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for reigning Cy Young Award winner, RA Dickey, and his personal catchers, Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas. In doing so, Alderson waited out both the starting pitching market and the limits of the fan base’s collective [...]
You can mark it on your calendar. December 11th, 2012 is the day Sandy Alderson officially abused the trust of Mets fans for the final time. Yes, I’m well aware that there are plenty of you out there that saw this coming. I’ve heard from many of you, previously convinced that the team’s front office had hidden agendas. However, the fact remains that Alderson’s on-air confirmation, at the team’s Christmas party no less, that there [...]
It has been a long time coming, but its realistic to think this could be the week the Mets finally turn the corner. Since arriving in Queens following the completion of the 2010 season, Sandy Alderson has done little more than cut the fat. Crippled by the bloated contracts issued by his predecessor, Omar Minaya, and a shoe-string budget courtesy of the poor investing decisions of team owner, Fred Wilpon, Sandy was left with few [...]
WFAN broke the news first, not a whole host of media outlets are now reporting that the New York Mets and David Wright have agreed to a seven year contract extension worth $122 million. When combined with the $16 million he is set to make this season, this becomes the most lucrative deal in team history, slightly trumping the $137.5 Johan Santana signed for a few years back. The specifics of the deal remain to [...]
As winter creeps onto the landscape and the offseason crawls along, its becoming apparent that the sweeping changes that were promised by Mets GM, Sandy Alderson, are likely to be held off another year. Instead of renovating the roster to resemble that of a organization poised for a resurgence, the Mets remain in a holding pattern. The team’s front office had declared the World Series, then the Thanksgiving holiday and now the start of the [...]
As the Mets look for ways to improve their roster heading into next year, its become apparent that their shoestring budget will force them into the trade market. There are a million ways that could play out, but some people have their ideas. For instance, I think the pertinent play would be for the Mets to shop RA Dickey in an effort to fill their outfield and/or catching needs. That, however, isn’t the only line [...]
On the heels of their sixth consecutive disappointing season, the Mets entered this offseason with another set of tempered expectations. Having force fed fans a vision of contention for the 2014 season with the arrival of key pitching prospects, the Mets enter this winter with more questions than answers yet again. Devoid of a quality major league outfielder and without a solid anchor behind the plate, it would appear that the Mets must still renovate [...]
Six years and counting…That’s how long it’s been since the Mets reached the postseason. While not the worse drought in franchise history, this particular layoff comes on the heals of what was a brief era of promise as a result of big spending. That spending is at least partially at fault for the teams current situation, but in the eyes of many fans that is the Wilpons’ problem, not ours. Therein lies the divide… If [...]
The Mets find themselves with two critical decisions to make this offseason. The easier of the two appears to be resigning home grown altar boy, David Wright, to an expensive yet semi-reasonable contract which keeps him at the hot corner for the remainder of his career. This negotiation, while complicated, is aided by the fact that both sides seem to be on the same page. The same can’t necessarily be said for the future of [...]
A year removed from the departure of fan favorite, Jose Reyes, the Mets find themselves with yet another set of complicated personnel decisions. With the futures of David Wright and RA Dickey on the line this winter, the Mets must weigh all options. Of the two, the most lengthy and certainly most expensive will be the retention of David Wright for what could be the remainder of his career. As a result, this particular set [...]
With his third inning single last night, David Wright became the Mets’ all-time hits leader. He did so in more than 500 fewer games, nearly 600 fewer plate appearances, and more than 700 fewer ABs than the team’s previous leader, Ed Kranepool. Ultimately, this most recent record only scratches the surface of David Wright’s accomplishments as a New York Met. In the eight and a half years since his MLB debut, Wright has compiled 321 [...]
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