Mets News & Notes

Clint Hurdle Hired As Pirates New Manager

An article by posted on November 14, 2010 0 Comments
Clint Hurdle Hired As Pirates New Manager

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Pirates have hired Clint Hurdle to be their next manager. The Pirates have hired Clint Hurdle, the former Texas Rangers’ hitting coach, as their 39th manager, 10 days after interviewing him, an industry source said today. Team president Frank Coonelly said the team will hold a press conference […]

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An FYI To Fred, Jeff And Sandy: This Is Our Team, Not Yours

An article by posted on November 14, 2010 0 Comments

In the next few weeks Sandy Alderson and the Wilpons will be making a crucial decision and the individual they choose to take the reigns of the 2011 Mets faces an uphill battle. From overpaid/under-performing stars to players coming off injuries to a closer with a police record to a front office in disarray to […]

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Mr. Alderson, Take Down That Wall

An article by posted on November 13, 2010 0 Comments
Mr. Alderson, Take Down That Wall

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY keeps churning out some great stuff on the Mets so far this offseason. Today, he got some great quotes from David Wright who commented on a variety of issues while at a children’s event at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. One topic that came up, again… is the outfield dimensions at Citi Field […]

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Bobby Valentine To Join ESPN Sunday Night Baseball

An article by posted on November 13, 2010 0 Comments

According to Richard Sandomir of the New York Times, ESPN is expected to announce that Bobby Valentine and Dan Shulman will join Orel Hershiser in the broadcast booth for Sunday Night Baseball for the 2011 season and beyond. Regarding the decisions to fire Joe Morgan and reassign Jon Miller to radio, Sandomir writes that it […]

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Backman No Longer A Candidate For Position

An article by posted on November 13, 2010 0 Comments

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, the Mets have narrowed down their managerial search to three candidates: Terry Collins, Clint Hurdle and Bob Melvin. Team sources have told Sherman that Collins was still the favorite, but that Hurdle and Melvin were still in the competition. Ultimately, Alderson determined he did not want a first-time manager in New […]

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Mets Will Interview Jose Oquendo On Monday

An article by posted on November 12, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Will Interview Jose Oquendo On Monday

The Mets have added one more manager to their first round of interviews. According to David Lennon of Newsday, the Mets will interview Jose Oquendo on Monday in Orlando. Updated 1:15 PM According to Adam Rubin, Tim Teufel will not be interviewed for the Mets manager position as first thought. When Sandy Alderson mentioned he […]

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Mets Fire Charlie Samuels For Violating Team Policies

An article by posted on November 12, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Fire Charlie Samuels For Violating Team Policies

The Mets just announced that equiptment manager Charlie Samuels has been fired for violating club policies. “The New York Mets announced today that they have terminated Charlie Samuels’ employment with the Mets for conduct in violation of club policies.  This decision is the result of a thorough internal investigation over the course of several months.  The Mets […]

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Mets Notes: Daniel Murphy, Scott Downs, Pedro Feliciano

An article by posted on November 12, 2010 0 Comments

Here’s a recap of some minor Mets news and notes from around the web… Carlos Beltran said Thursday, that he still believes he can thrive in center field, but would be open to playing right field if the team asked him. ”I’m all for doing whatever is good for the team” Beltran said, “I have never been a […]

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Video: SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt Interviews Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on November 11, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson sat down with SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt for the premier of Mets Hot Stove Weekly which broadcasts every Thursday at 7:00 PM. Clip #1 – Alderson talks about the importance of zone rating on defense and said Derek Jeter won a Gold Glove because he makes all the plays even though his range is not a […]

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Alderson Meeting With Oberkfell, Castillo and Beltran

An article by posted on November 11, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson is on the move again and is flying to the Dominican Republic today to interview Triple-A Buffalo manager Ken Oberkfell for the vacant managerial position. Oberkfell, is currently managing the defending champions Escogido in the Dominican Winter League. According to SNY, after interviewing Oberkfell Alderson plans to visit second baseman Luis Castillo. Adam Rubin believes that the odds […]

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