Mets News & Notes

I Hope The Next Mets Manager Is Ryne Sandberg

An article by posted on October 22, 2010 0 Comments

Way back in early August, I wrote a post entitled “Forget Bobby Valentine and Consider Ryne Sandberg“. I always loved Ryne  Sandberg as a player. He played the game right and wasn’t afraid to get his uniform dirty. He was a true student of the game and always a leader in the clubhouse. I always […]

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Wilpon Statement Implies No Waiting For More Candidates

An article by posted on October 21, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets conducted the second part of their first interview with Sandy Alderson today at Citi Field, thus completing the first round of interviews to fill the general manager position. Alderson met with Jeff Wilpon and assistant general manager John Ricco and toured Citi Field. Afterward, Jeff Wilpon sent out this email: Dear Mets Fans: […]

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Sandy Alderson And The Spotted Elephant In The Room

An article by posted on October 21, 2010 0 Comments

We keep hearing all the raves about Sandy Alderson and about what a tremendous record of accomplishment he’s had building the Oakland Athletics into a powerhouse and then laying the groundwork for success as GM of the San Diego Padres. His character, reputation and ability to build a cohesive smooth running environment at all levels […]

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Lets Get Something Straight About Fielder and Davis

An article by posted on October 21, 2010 0 Comments

About a week ago, one of my co-bloggers, Jim Mancari, wrote a great blog in which he posed the question, “Would You Trade Ike Davis For Prince Fielder“. Jim did a great job looking at the pros and cons and breaking it down. He concluded, I will be the first to say that I am extremely […]

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Breaking News: Mets Have Class, Yankee Fans Don’t

An article by posted on October 20, 2010 0 Comments
Breaking News: Mets Have Class, Yankee Fans Don’t

Have you heard the big news making its way through the Mets blogosphere today? In a stunning admission made to a local TV reporter on Tuesday afternoon, Mets GM candidate Logan White said on Tuesday that the “Mets treated him with class”.  Okay, so there’s that… And then there’s some real news! YANKEES ON VERGE OF […]

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Why You Should Want Alderson

An article by posted on October 19, 2010 0 Comments

The New York Mets are an excellent comparison to the United States voter population in the 2008 Presidential Race. Whether you voted for one or the other, you know as well as I do that the theme of that race was “change.” Not only was it the theme then, but it’s the theme now with […]

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Win Some, Lose Some, Draw None

An article by posted on October 19, 2010 0 Comments

It has been well-documented that attendance at Citi Field suffered a significant drop-off from its inaugural season in 2009 to the just-completed 2010 season.   Last year, a total of 3,168,571 tickets were sold to Mets home games.   That number dropped to 2,559,738 in 2010. The significant drop-off in home attendance can be attributed […]

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Mets and Rodriguez Come To An Agreement

An article by posted on October 19, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets and Francisco Rodriguez have reached a settlement on the contract dispute and grievance filed against the Mets. Francisco Rodriguez has told the Players Association not to challenge the Mets decision to withhold his salary for the remainder of the 2010 season. In return, the Mets have told Rodriguez they will not seek to convert his […]

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K-Rod Will Pitch For Venezuela In Winter Ball

An article by posted on October 18, 2010 0 Comments

Updated Post 3:45 PM According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez will play Winter Ball and join Los Tiburones de La Guaira in the Venezuelan League in November. Hard to say if this is a good thing or bad. On the plus side it could give us an indication that he […]

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Take Me Out To The Ballgame… Or Not

An article by posted on October 17, 2010 0 Comments

So as of right now, millions of television viewers in the New York Metropolitan area, will not be able to see the 2010 MLB playoffs on Fox 5, due to a contractual dispute between Fox parent company, News Corporation and local cable provider Cablevision. This isn’t the first time a local New York television cable […]

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