Mets News & Notes

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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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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