Mets News & Notes

Pat Gillick Declines Mets GM Job

An article by posted on October 9, 2010 0 Comments

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that after a phone call with Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, GM candidate Pat Gillick declined the opportunity to become the Mets new GM. Scratch Phillies executive Pat Gillick off the list of candidates for the Mets’ vacant general manager position. The Phillies granted permission for the Mets to interview […]

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BP Looks Back At Their Top 11 Mets Prospects

An article by posted on October 8, 2010 0 Comments

Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus reexamines their pre-season Top 11 Mets Prospects and issues some quick analysis on each. No. 1 Prospect Jenrry Mejia, RHP (48th overall)  What Was Said: “…his fastball alone could land him in the Mets bullpen.” Analysis: Mejia’s heater did earn him a big-league job, but to what end? The soon-to-be 21-year-old […]

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Mets Set To Interview Hahn, Baird and Byrnes For GM Spot

An article by posted on October 7, 2010 0 Comments

As reported on Mets.com, the Mets’ search for their next general manager is beginning to take shape as they have received permission to speak with Rick Hahn, Allard Baird and Josh Byrnes. According to a team official, the Mets have scheduled three interviews next week for their vacant GM position: Rick Hahn, White Sox assistant GM; […]

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Mets Top Prospect Wilmer Flores, Left Off SAL Top 20

An article by posted on October 7, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Top Prospect Wilmer Flores, Left Off SAL Top 20

The Mets current number one prospect in the organization is shortstop Wilmer Flores a non-drafted free agent signed out of Venezuela. Last winter, Mejia knocked Fernando Martinez out of the top spot on the Mets prospect list after batting .264 with three homeruns and 36 RBI in 528 plate appearances with the Sand Gnats. This […]

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Several Mets Coaches May Survive Shakeup

An article by posted on October 7, 2010 0 Comments

It seems like the shakeup and cleaning house that the Wilpons kept referring to on Monday, may not include many of the Mets coaches according to several sources. The Daily News is reporting that third base coach Chip Hale and pitching coach Dan Warthen have strong chances of remaining with team for the 2011 season. Ownership does not […]

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What Happened To The Mets This Year?

An article by posted on October 6, 2010 0 Comments

In a candid interview with former Mets pitcher and current broadcaster Ron Darling, Stuart Miller of the NY Times asked him a couple of questions on the state of the Mets. Q. What happened to the Mets this year? In June they were 11 games up [over .500] and they were so good to watch. […]

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Plenty Of Manager Choices Beyond Backman, Hale and Valentine

An article by posted on October 6, 2010 0 Comments

Here’s a comprehensive list of managerial candidates as compiled by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. What’s interesting to me is the omission of Wally Backman and Chip Hale who seem to be the prime choices for Mets fans.  DRAWING SIGNIFICANT INTEREST Eric Wedge: The former Indians manager already has interviewed with the Cubs and Blue Jays. […]

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Should Mets Roll Dice, Or Choose A Less Risky Route?

An article by posted on October 5, 2010 0 Comments

So cross Larry Beinfest, Michael Hill and Dan Jennings of your Mets GM checklists, as the Marlins refused the Mets permission to speak to anyone they have under contract. Yawn. Three candidates down, 27 to go. Jon Heyman has been saying the Mets like Rick Hahn for almost a month, and now even the lowest level Mets sources […]

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John Ricco May Have To Move On Reyes, Takahashi, Others

An article by posted on October 5, 2010 0 Comments
John Ricco May Have To Move On Reyes, Takahashi, Others

As John Ricco (pronounced rick-o) keeps the seat warm for the new incoming Mets GM, he most likely will have to move forward on some of the player negotiations, a couple of which have actionable deadlines as soon as the end of this month. Lets take a look at some of the negotiations that Ricco may be […]

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Jeff, Fred Wilpon Press Conference Highlights

An article by posted on October 4, 2010 0 Comments

Here is a recap of the press conference at Citi Field by Fred and Jeff Wilpon. I included some notes and observations after the quotes. 1:45 PM Jeff Wilpon: “I am very disappointed, but I believe I handled this in the most humane way that I could. We need someone to instill a winning culture in […]

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