Mets News & Notes

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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Is Moneyball Philosophy A Plan For Wilpons To Cash Out In 2012?

An article by posted on November 10, 2010 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman in a post to SI.com, the Mets have what is now thought to be the most expensive front office in payroll. Heyman says that Sandy Alderson is being paid approximately more than twice as much annually than what the Mets paid for Omar Minaya. DePodesta, the Mets’ new VP of player […]

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And The Winner Is… Not Ike Davis!

An article by posted on November 10, 2010 0 Comments

The voting is complete, the winners have been determined, may I have the envelope please… And the winner of the 2010 Gold Glove award for first base is… <insert sound of envelope being torn open> Albert Pujols! Albert could not be here tonight, but accepting the award on his behalf is the person who got shafted, Ike Davis. […]

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Matt Garza Is A Better Top Of Rotation Pitcher Than Mike Pelfrey

An article by posted on November 9, 2010 0 Comments

Whether you see the 2011 Mets as team that is in rebuild mode or one only a few changes away from a playoff contender, one thing remains absolutely certain and that is the need to bolster the rotation with an effective and reliable starting pitcher. With the odds of landing Cliff Lee or Zach Grienke […]

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DePodesta Interview Sheds Light On His Philosophy

An article by posted on November 9, 2010 0 Comments

Paul DePodesta, the former GM of the Los Angeles Dodgers, was hired as vice-president of player development and scouting of the Mets on Monday. Rich Lederer of The Baseball Analysts, conducted a great interview with Paul DePodesta in June 2009. He has known DePodesta personally since 2005 when Paul was in his second year as the General Manager of the Los […]

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