Mets News & Notes

Mets Hire Third Former GM In Three Weeks, DePodesta Joins Alderson, Ricciardi

An article by posted on November 8, 2010 0 Comments

The New York Mets today announced that Paul DePodesta has been named Vice President, Player Development & Amateur Scouting. DePodesta, a 15-year Major League Baseball veteran, was most recently an Executive Vice President for the San Diego Padres. He will report to Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson. From the official press release:  DePodesta had been […]

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Will Angels Be Interested In Re-Acquiring K-Rod?

An article by posted on November 8, 2010 0 Comments

It’s an interesting question and one posed by Randy Youngman, a columnist for the Ocean County Register. The New York Mets are open to trading closer Francisco Rodriguez, who is entering the final year of a three-year, $37 million contract that will pay him $11.5 million in 2011. Would the Angels be interested in re-acquiring K-Rod? […]

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Wakamatsu Hired As Blue Jays Coach, But Will Still Meet With Alderson

An article by posted on November 8, 2010 0 Comments

Don Wakamatsu has been hired by the Blue Jays and added to manager John Farrell’s staff as bench coach. He will still be permitted to interview with Sandy Alderson for the Mets managerial vacancy on Wednesday. Wakamatsu is the first Asian-American manager in major league history. Original Post 7:55 AM Andy Martino of the Daily News runs down the […]

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Why Is Terry Collins A Front-Runner?

An article by posted on November 7, 2010 0 Comments
Why Is Terry Collins A Front-Runner?

David Brody, who I follow on Twitter, was kind enough to send me a link to an interview Brian Costa of the Star-Ledger conducted with Terry Collins last May. He pointed me to a comment Collins made, in which he says he had no desire to become a major league manager in the future. Q: Do you still want to […]

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Backman’s Interview Goes Well, Collins Gets His Shot Today

An article by posted on November 6, 2010 0 Comments

According to the Daily News, Wally Backman believes his interview with Sandy Alderson on Saturday went pretty good. “I thought it went very well,” Backman told the Daily News Saturday night. “But out of respect to the Mets and the interview process, I’m not going to comment any further.” Backman met with Alderson for three hours. Minor […]

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Terry Collins Is Now The Frontrunner For Mets Manager

An article by posted on November 6, 2010 0 Comments
Terry Collins Is Now The Frontrunner For Mets Manager

Lot’s of buzz in the Mets blogosphere today as both Jon Heyman and Joel Sherman are feeling that Terry Collins is now the frontrunner for the Mets managerial opening. First, Heyman reported via Twitter, that he’s been hearing Terry Collins’ name mentioned more and more regarding the Mets managerial job, and he believes it’s very valid. […]

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Takahashi Will Not Re-Sign With The Mets

An article by posted on November 5, 2010 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin, Takahashi will not be returning to the Mets next season. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/AdamRubinESPN/status/677508429127680[/tweeted] David Waldstien of the NY Times adds that the Mets and Takahashi’s agent, Arn Tellem, are expected to announce that they could not come to an agreement on his contract, and the Mets will be obligated by the terms of his contract […]

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Alderson To Interview Clint Hurdle Next Week

An article by posted on November 5, 2010 0 Comments

According to the Mike Puma of the New York Post, Sandy Alderson will be contacting Clint Hurdle today to arrange for an interview one day next week. As we reported yesterday, Jon Heyman of SI.com believes Hurdle is the favorite for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ manager position. Hurdle had been mentioned quite often as a candidate for the Mets, […]

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Jon Garland Could Be A Decent Option

An article by posted on November 4, 2010 0 Comments

According to Dan Hayes of the North County Times, Padres right hander Jon Garland has declined his end of his 2011 mutual option with the San Diego Padres and is now a free agent. Garland, 31,  pitched 200 innings last season with a 3.47 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 33 starts. This could be exactly the type […]

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Alderson Keeping Busy, Issues Statement On Progress

An article by posted on November 4, 2010 0 Comments

Mets.com posted a statement from Sandy Alderson regarding his interviews today, and his schedule meetings for the weekend. “We had productive meetings today with Bob Melvin and Dave Jauss as we begin the interview process for our Manager position.” “We’ve scheduled interviews with Wally Backman, Terry Collins, and Chip Hale this weekend in California.” Updated […]

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