Mets Thoughts

From Left Field: Clint Hurdle, Chip Hale, And Managing In General

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

In the words of Howie Rose, “Put it in the books” when it comes to Sandy Alderson as the new GM for the Amazin’s. GM: check. Now the focus will turn to who will take the helm as the team’s next manager. Before I give some suggestions, I’d like to set one thing straight. In […]

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10 Items On Sandy Alderson’s Agenda

An article by posted on October 28, 2010 0 Comments

It won’t be an easy task for Sandy Alderson to turn around the Mets. Naming a manager is on everybody’s mind now, but that’s just one of the issues on a lengthy things-to-do list. No doubt all these things were discussed during the interview process: 1) ORGANIZING HIS STAFF: John Ricco is already on board […]

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Can Swapping Headaches Bring Mets Some Relief?

An article by posted on October 28, 2010 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York had an interesting post which I encourage all of you to check out. In it Adam wonders if  Sandy Alderson could reshape the roster by finding takers for Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo, who are owed $12 million and $6 million respectively, and maybe even Francisco Rodriguez, who is owed $11.5 million in 2011. […]

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Former Mets That Are Going To The World Series

An article by posted on October 27, 2010 0 Comments

I’ve got plenty of reasons to root for the Texas Rangers in the World Series, but if you’re still looking for a few more reasons before you make up your own mind on who to root for, consider this… Hey, if you’re wondering if we have any Mets alumni on the Giants, we do… Guillermo […]

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Wishful Thinking To Think Yankee Fans Chased Away Cliff Lee

An article by posted on October 27, 2010 0 Comments

It is wishful thinking to think the reported boorish behavior of Yankees fans toward Cliff Lee’s wife during the ALCS will keep the talented left-hander out of the Bronx. There are several factors – some still to happen – that will determine where Lee ends up this winter. The Yankees long appeared to be the […]

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Giants, Distant Cousin Of The Mets, Head To The Fall Classic

An article by posted on October 27, 2010 0 Comments

When one thinks of storied franchises in Baseball the Yankees immediately come to mind, thanks to Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle and 27 titles. One can even think of the Dodgers. It was in Brooklyn where the color barrier was broken and in Los Angeles where for a 5 year period a LHP pitcher dominated the game […]

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Jon Daniels Asked Mets To Wait For Him, They Said No

An article by posted on October 26, 2010 0 Comments

Here is an interesting tweet from Andy Martino of the Daily News regarding Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/SurfingTheMets/status/28858834069[/tweeted] That’s pretty surprising, but really shows that the Mets really wanted Alderson all along and are happy they got their man. Still, I wonder if the media will have a field day with this news and […]

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Unruly Fans May Have Hurt Yankees Chances To Get Cliff Lee

An article by posted on October 26, 2010 0 Comments

For all you hopeful Mets fans that want to see the Mets go after Cliff Lee, check out the following report. According to a post from Andrew Marchand of ESPN, some Yankee fans’ treatment of Cliff Lee’s wife at Yankee Stadium might not help the Yankees’ recruitment of one of the game’s top left-handed pitchers. During […]

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Mets Need To Make A Plan And Stick With It

An article by posted on October 26, 2010 0 Comments

As we all know, the final candidates for the next Mets general manager are Josh Byrnes and Sandy Alderson.  Some have said there could be an announcement by the end of this week as to which of them will get the nod. Personally I hope the next GM is Alderson. I don’t like some of what I’ve read about […]

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Shifting Into Higher Gear

An article by posted on October 25, 2010 0 Comments

Mets fans might have celebrated hollow victories over the weekend when the Yankees and Phillies were eliminated from the postseason on consecutive nights, the final out in each game coming on a called third strike. Alex Rodriguez one night; Ryan Howard the other. Of course, rooting against the Yankees and Phillies is futile work, as […]

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