Mets News & Notes

Sandy, Terry, 90 Wins, Playoffs, And The Bottom Line

An article by posted on November 14, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy, Terry, 90 Wins, Playoffs, And The Bottom Line

Terry Collins had a few things to say today about the state of the Mets. The Mets manager weighed in on Michael Cuddyer, and all the things he brings to a clubhouse, “We’re really glad he’s in our clubhouse now. We got a great clubhouse, to add another big piece of a guy who has […]

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Alderson Reluctant To Trade Mejia Or Mess With The Bullpen

An article by posted on November 14, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Reluctant To Trade Mejia Or Mess With The Bullpen

For the same reasons I pointed out a couple of days ago below, general manager Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma of the New York Post the Mets would be reluctant to trade a reliever this offseason. “The bullpen hasn’t been a strength over the last three or four years until last season and even last […]

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Alderson Says Niese Incident Will Have No Bearing On If He’s Traded

An article by posted on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Niese Incident Will Have No Bearing On If He’s Traded

Sandy Alderson acknowledged the Daily news report regarding the relationship between Jon Niese and Terry Collins, but said it would have no bearing on which pitcher the Mets will trade this offseason. “It would have no impact whatsoever,” Alderson said Thursday morning, as the GM meetings concluded. “I don’t know to what extent that incident […]

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Don’t Sell Michael Cuddyer’s Impact Short

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Don’t Sell Michael Cuddyer’s Impact Short

Before we go any further let’s be clear, I like the Michael Cuddyer signing. Some of you may raise an eyebrow because I recently wrote a piece about the correlation between spending, value and performance, however, we need to consider this particular signing in the context of the 2015 Mets. I’ve been following Cuddyer since […]

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No Extension Talks With Murphy, Trade Contingent On Shortstop Situation

An article by posted on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
No Extension Talks With Murphy, Trade Contingent On Shortstop Situation

In a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Sandy Alderson acknowledged Thursday that the Mets are not particularly interested in working on a contract extension this offseason with second baseman Daniel Murphy who becomes a free agent after the 2015 season. “Anytime soon? Probably not,” Alderson said about contract-extension dialogue. Alderson also added […]

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Sandy Alderson Fires Back At Scott Boras

An article by posted on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Fires Back At Scott Boras

After agent Scott Boras continued his annual mocking of the new York Mets by saying these days the Mets are doing a little better and shopping in the “ready-foods section” a clear swipe at the Michael Cuddyer signing. Boras has been very critical of the Mets as being the big market team with small market […]

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Alderson Indicates Some Salaries Will Be Shed

An article by posted on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Indicates Some Salaries Will Be Shed

On Tuesday afternoon I fielded a reader’s question on whether the Mets were now doing better financially because of the recent Cuddyer signing. Of course they’re not. But right on cue, GM Sandy Alderson had the following to say regarding where the Mets payroll currently is and where it’s headed. He completely validated my earlier […]

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Cuddyer Will Wear Number 23, Says “Time Is Now” For Mets

An article by posted on November 12, 2014 0 Comments
Cuddyer Will Wear Number 23, Says “Time Is Now” For Mets

Michael Cuddyer told reporters that he will wear uniform number 23 with the Mets, proudly worn by former Flushing notables Doug Flynn, Bernard Gilkey and Mike Baxter. Though predominantly a right fielder, Cuddyer said he will play wherever the Mets decide, and Curtis Granderson pretty much echoed those same sentiments. He believes the Mets are ready […]

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Mets Looked Into Acquiring Jimmy Rollins From Phillies

An article by posted on November 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Looked Into Acquiring Jimmy Rollins From Phillies

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York says an inside source confirmed the Mets recently looked into acquiring Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins via trade. However, talks were quickly dismissed by Rollins, who informed the team that he doesn’t want to leave Philadelphia. Rollins has a full no-trade clause in his contract. He is due to receive $11 […]

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Sacrificing the No. 15 Overall Pick for Cuddyer is Risky Business

An article by posted on November 12, 2014 0 Comments
Sacrificing the No. 15 Overall Pick for Cuddyer is Risky Business

Sandy Alderson’s signing of Michael Cuddyer signaled to fans that the future is now for the New York Mets.  Cuddyer has hit over .330 during the last two seasons, with his 2013 success leading the outfielder to the NL batting title.  And with an average of 16.5 home runs per season over the last four […]

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