Mets News & Notes

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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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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