Mets Thoughts

Morning Grind: GM Quota, K-Rod, Greinke, Berkman

An article by posted on October 18, 2010 0 Comments

Good Morning, Met Nation. Get your grind on. GM Search-A-Thon It’s hard to believe that the GM search is going into late October. I thought that Alderson was and is the best fit.  Some people would call this “due diligence” but there are some negatives. We’ll touch more on this in Wednesday’s Grind. In this case […]

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Sometimes, We Get It Wrong Too…

An article by posted on October 17, 2010 0 Comments

  Among all the things that I’ll miss about the 2010 season, I’m pretty certain that I’ll miss R.A. Dickey the most. What can you say about the Mets phenomenal knuckleballer that hasn’t been said a thousand times already? That he’s a gamer… a warrior… a leader… and most of all a winner? He’s all […]

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It All Starts With A Solid Farm System

An article by posted on October 17, 2010 0 Comments

Whomever is the next Mets’ general manager, I hope he puts a premium on upgrading the minor league system. Although not as bare as in previous seasons, the minor league talent is a concern, especially when placed in comparison to the final four teams in the League Championship Series. While each had added talent through […]

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Is Two Years Too Much For Takahashi?

An article by posted on October 16, 2010 0 Comments

According to Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker, Mets SP/RP Hisanori Takahashi would like to stay with the Mets, but wants a two year deal. [tweeted]http://twitter.com/npbtracker/status/27314154451[/tweeted] Initially, Takahashi sounded like someone who wanted to test free agency and pursue a chance to start somewhere else rather than remain with the Mets to be a reliever. It seems that […]

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Is Backman Really The Best Choice Or Just A Gimmick?

An article by posted on October 15, 2010 0 Comments

Following the Mets’ GM search brings a couple of thoughts to mind. I don’t see the Mets hiring Sandy Alderson plus Rick Hahn, as has been suggested. I believe the job is Alderson’s for the taking, which would enable him to help groom John Ricco to be his successor. I don’t think they’ll end up […]

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Dedicated And Determined Met Fans Step Up

An article by posted on October 15, 2010 0 Comments

If this isn’t dedication for your favorite sports team, I don’t know what is. I would love to hear how Mets management would respond to this: Direct from Larry Brown Sports, I thought you guys and gals would get a kick out of this. This is without a doubt one of the most unique and hilarious […]

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A Met Fan’s Picks for 2010 World Series

An article by posted on October 15, 2010 0 Comments

With the League Championship Series starting this weekend (and with my team not in the mix yet again), I would like to share my picks for the remainder of the playoffs. Though you could say my picks are grounded in a personal bias, much research went into these picks, and I stand by my selections. […]

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Sandy Alderson Could Be the Right Man For the Job

An article by posted on October 14, 2010 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Could Be the Right Man For the Job

Updated 10/13 11:00 AM by Joe D. I just wanted to add some interesting info to Tom’s fine post. Alderson received a glowing endorsement from his protégé, Oakland GM Billy Beane, who worked for Alderson for more than half of Alderson’s tenure as GM of the Athletics. Beane spoke to the NY Post via telephone on […]

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Wally Or Bobby V? Why Not Both?

An article by posted on October 12, 2010 0 Comments

We’ve spent the last week talking about who will be our next manager and GM. As Sandy Alderson recently moved to the top of the GM list, most Mets fans are clamoring for either Wally Backman or Bobby Valentine to take over as skipper. My question is: Why not both? It seems improbable, almost impossible, […]

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10 Questions Mets GM Candidates Should Ask During Their Interview

An article by posted on October 12, 2010 0 Comments

The interview process works both ways, and it would be fascinating to know the questions the GM candidates are asking of the Wilpons this week. I would think these would be some of them: During the press conference to announce the dismissals of Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel, both Wilpons said ownership took responsibility. However, […]

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