Mets Thoughts

Mets Need Manager To Do More Than Sell Some Tickets

An article by posted on November 1, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson is back from teaching in California and at Citi Field working on hiring the next manager of the Mets. There should be some interviews this week. While Alderson said he’s not adverse to hiring a “fiery,” manager – relief to Wally Backman supporters – his preference is of an analytical and knowledgeable type. […]

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Billy Beane, Moneyball and OBP

An article by posted on November 1, 2010 0 Comments

This past weekend, we had quite a battle here on MMO over a post I wrote regarding the so-called Moneyball Mets era Sandy Alderson is expected to usher in. I never read the book, but several readers that I spoke with or chatted with via email, all told me that the book was based on […]

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This Bud’s For You: Selig’s At It Again

An article by posted on November 1, 2010 0 Comments

It looks like he’s at it again. According to Associated Press, Commissioner Bud Selig is seriously considering adding another round of playoffs to the post-season, possibly as soon as 2011. Can someone please stop this man???? Under his proposal there would be not one but two wildcards from each league. The teams with the 2 […]

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Why Ricciardi Could Help

An article by posted on October 31, 2010 0 Comments

John Harper of the Daily News gives some compelling reasons why former Blue Jays GM, J.P. Ricciardi could be the right man to run Mets player development. Ricciardi would be the guy that baseball people expect to dramatically change the way the Mets have scouted and drafted in recent years. One person inside the organization […]

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Mets Nation Sending In The Marine

An article by posted on October 31, 2010 0 Comments

  I have to admit I didn’t really want to write this. Don’t get me wrong I appreciate every opportunity I’m given to write for MMO. I just tend to find it difficult to write about, well, nothing; or at least rehash what the general consensus is. Ok, that’s probably a bit harsh not to […]

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As For J.P. Ricciardi And Paul DePodesta…

An article by posted on October 30, 2010 0 Comments

I’m reading several different reports that Sandy Alderson may bring former ousted GM’s J.P. Ricciardi and Paul DePodesta to the Mets. What can I tell you about them? Not much, but being that I have no intention of reading either of their memoirs or auto biographies, I can only look at their record and whatever tidbits […]

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The Promise Of A New Tomorrow

An article by posted on October 30, 2010 0 Comments

What a wonderful Saturday morning. I feel totally invigorated as a Mets fan today, and I’m looking forward to what the coming days will bring. Watching Sandy Alderson yesterday was like a breath of fresh air – fresh air I haven’t breathed in the last 2-3 years where the Mets are concerned. I was captivated […]

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Thoughts On Alderson Day In Flushing

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson concluded his introductory press conference less than an hour ago at Citi Field and made a positive first impression in laying out the groundwork for the first year of his four-year contract with the Mets. Among the topics he addressed: FRONT OFFICE: As suggested here yesterday, Alderson said a priority would be in […]

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The New Philosophy

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

Like many of you, I have been paying attention to the World Series.  I knew if just one of either the Phillies or the Yankees were in it, I’d have a problem because I’d be too emotionally invested.  If it was both, I wouldn’t be able to watch it at all.  However, two teams that […]

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The Moneyball Mets? I Don’t Think So.

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

I caught a post by Sam Page yesterday entitled the Moneyball Mets, in which he writes: For the past five years, though, we’ve taken considerable crap from fellow Mets fans, concerned with the harmful spread of “Moneyball” ideas in their favorite sport. We (usually) bit our tongues as people with no scouting expertise shielded their bunk […]

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