Mets News & Notes

Sickels: New York Mets Top 20 Prospects for 2011

An article by posted on October 31, 2010 0 Comments

From the one and only John Sickels of Minor League Ball, his just released Mets Top Prospects list for 2011. 1) Wilmer Flores, SS, Grade B+: He’s coming around with the bat. How fast will the new regime push him, and what position will he play long-term? 2) Jenrry Mejia, RHP, Grade B: I’m concerned enough about […]

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Highlights Of Sandy Alderson Press Conference

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

The Sandy Alderson introduction and press conference just concluded and I hope most of you had an opportunity to tune in and listen to his refreshing message. Here are a few things that came out of the Q&A part of the event and I apologize for not jotting down the beat writers who asked the […]

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Count Gibbons Out, And Backman’s Far From A Sure Thing

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

Good morning Mets fans! Here are some quick updates for you on the search for a new manager. According to Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record via Twitter, John Gibbons sent a message through a third party to Sandy Alderson saying he is not a candidate for the Mets managerial position. “They need someone more high-profile […]

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Feliciano Is A Type B Free Agent, Takahashi Extends Deadline

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano is has officially been classified as a Type B free agent. What that means to the Mets is that Feliciano just picked up a whole lotta leverage this offseason. If he had been classified as a Type A free agent, as many thought he would, Feliciano would have had a hard time […]

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Sources Say Sandy Alderson Gets 4 Year Deal

An article by posted on October 28, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson has received a four-year deal from the Mets to serve as general manager, two sources with knowledge of the pact told ESPN NewYork. The Mets have announced that they will introduce Sandy Alderson as the team’s next GM during a news conference tomorrow at 2:00 pm. The press conference will be televised on SNY […]

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Jon Daniels: “Complete Bull”

An article by posted on October 28, 2010 0 Comments

Explosive words from Jon Daniels to Scott Miller of CBS Sports when asked to respond to the report by Andy Martino of the Daily News who said that Daniels had “asked the Mets to wait for him, but the Mets said no”. “Complete bull. That really pissed me off. Completely inaccurate. All I’m thinking about is the Rangers […]

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The Longshots and Contenders For Mets Manager

An article by posted on October 28, 2010 0 Comments

There’s about a dozen different lists out there of managers that might be considered by new GM Sandy Alderson. This one is by Joel Sherman of the NY Post who lists Backman as a longshot. Compared to some of lists I read today, this one is more extensive and pretty much surveys the entire field […]

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Takahashi Switches Agents Ahead Of 10/31 Deadline

An article by posted on October 27, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 10/27 10:00 PM According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Hisanori Takahashi has switched agents from Ed and Peter Greenberg to Arn Tellem. Tellem represents several Japanese players, including Hideki Matsui. As Ed mentioned below, the Mets have until October 31st, four days, to sign Takahashi to an extension, at which point he can become […]

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General Managers in Mets History

An article by posted on October 27, 2010 0 Comments

With the very welcome but not so surprising news that Sandy Alderson will become the twelfth general manager in the Mets 48 year history, lets take a look at the other eleven Mets general managers. I also included some notables from their tenure.  George Weiss 1962-1966 (Retired in November 1966) First ever Mets general manager. Hired Casey Stengel as […]

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Mets Tab Sandy Alderson As Their Next GM

An article by posted on October 27, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 11:20 PM Jon Heyman of SI.com, first reported that the New York Mets decided to are hire Sandy Alderson as GM according to his sources.  The move is expected to be formally announced on Friday, an off day for the World Series. Heyman also added that “Alderson gives the Mets instant added credibility.” Joel Sherman of […]

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