Mets News & Notes

Mets Offseason Primer, Part One: Payroll Commitments

An article by posted on October 26, 2010 0 Comments

On Friday MLBTR posted that the Mets had about $108 million dollars in commitments based on data from Cots Contracts for the 2011 season. The problem with that number was that it left off a lot of data while at the same time included players bonuses in that figure that have already been paid. I […]

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Don’t You Forget About Me

An article by posted on October 25, 2010 0 Comments

Daniel Murphy, remember him? After starting off his stint in the Dominican Republic Winter League with an underwhelming 0-8 at the plate, Murphy exploded with a big performance in his third game for the Aguilas. Last night he helped spark a three run comeback victory by going 3-4 and two RBIs. All three hits were […]

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Alderson And Byrnes Would Not Favor Hiring Backman?

An article by posted on October 25, 2010 0 Comments

Updated Post 9:00 AM Last week Ken Rosenthal reported that both Sandy Alderson and Josh Byrnes had Wally Backman on their short list of potential managers. It was met with some skepticism by many as it was the only name leaked. Several sources are now reporting that when Byrnes and Alderson have their followup interviews this […]

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An MMO Tribute To The Yankees and Phillies

An article by posted on October 24, 2010 0 Comments

You didn’t for one minute think that I’d let his go without saying something did ya? They Lost, They Lost  (Sing to the music of “New York, New York”) Start spreading the news… We’re crying today. The Yanks wont be a part of it. They Lost, They Lost. These overpaid boobs… Won’t have their parade. […]

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The Return Of The Pitcher

An article by posted on October 24, 2010 0 Comments

The 2010 Postseason has seen an impressive resurgence in the art of pitching. So far six shutouts have been recorded. Only twice in major league history has there been more in a postseason, the latest being in 2001 when seven were tossed. MLB has a cumulative ERA of 3.35, the only team that seems to have […]

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Ex-Met Nolan Ryan Leads Rangers To The Series

An article by posted on October 23, 2010 0 Comments

Long before he wore a suit and was President of the Texas Rangers, long before he was enshrined in Cooperstown, long before he tossed all those no-hitters and struck out about 5 million batters, Nolan Ryan was a skinny kid with the Mets who was unable to break into our starting rotation. Born on January […]

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Mets Narrow Down GM Search To Alderson and Byrnes

An article by posted on October 22, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have narrowed their search for their next general manager to just two candidates; Josh Byrnes and Sandy Alderson. Both have been scheduled for a second round of interviews that will be conducted next week and will be attended by Mets CEO Fred Wilpon and President Saul Katz. Jeff Wilpon issued the following statement this afternoon: “We are […]

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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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