Mets Thoughts

Where Does Sandy Go From Here?

An article by posted on December 12, 2010 0 Comments

It’s obvious the Mets need a starting pitcher, probably two. They need a second baseman, too, but Daniel Murphy looks like he’s healthy enough to compete in Spring Training, the Mets took a second baseman with very nice looking peripherals in the rule five draft, and Justin Turner might show his stuff in Spring Training, too. […]

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Doug’s Dugout: Throw Some Coal In That Stove Already

An article by posted on December 11, 2010 0 Comments
Doug’s Dugout: Throw Some Coal In That Stove Already

In Doug’s Dugout today we talk about the Cold Stove, $$$, and other frozen feeble thoughts: If newly minted General Manager Sandy Alderson was really interested in saving the organization money he would have worked from home instead of attending the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Or purchased a prepaid phone card and used it. Saving […]

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Choking In Pressure Situations Has Nothing To Do With Guts

An article by posted on December 11, 2010 0 Comments

When I read that Dave Hudgens had a blog called Swing Away, you just know I had to drop by a take a look. I was thrilled beyond belief when I came across this one post entitled, ”Becoming A Crunch Time Player“. In it Hudgens goes into the age old debate about how some players are […]

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Alderson On Rule 5 Selections and Long-Term Contracts

An article by posted on December 11, 2010 0 Comments

In the following video courtesy of SNY, Kevin Burkhardt interviews Sandy Alderson and gets him to recap the Rule 5 Draft and discuss the Mets strategy going into the draft. At the end of the interview, Burkhardt brings up the huge contracts landed by Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth and asks for his thoughts on […]

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Can Pedro Beato Crack The Roster?

An article by posted on December 10, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets selected Pedro Beato with their second pick in the Rule 5 Draft. He projects as a middle reliever and might be able to have an immediate impact on the major league roster. Beato was actually drafted by the Mets in the 17th round in 2005 but did not sign. The following year, the […]

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Mets Rule V Draft. Another 2B Candidate?

An article by posted on December 9, 2010 0 Comments

What some Mets fans are going to have to start realizing is the simple fact that there is more to running a baseball organization than just offering up boat loads of money to free agents over 30 years old. That’s where we as a fan base are stuck. We see the Yankees do it, and […]

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Sandy Alderson Doing Webcast on Monday

An article by posted on December 9, 2010 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Doing Webcast on Monday

I thought I would share this with our readers. I think that Sandy Alderson has now got to be the most public GM (as far as speaking directly to the fans) the Mets have ever had.  It’s great that he wants to hear from the fans.  Its makes us feel that he listens, and that the […]

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Rallying Behind Carlos Beltran

An article by posted on December 9, 2010 0 Comments

Let me start this post off by saying that when the offseason first started, I was firmly in the camp that suggested a Beltran trade, no matter how much money the Mets had to eat of his contract. The Mets were 48-40 at the All-Star break this year, and then Beltran returned which started the […]

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Newsflash: The Mets Spend Money

An article by posted on December 9, 2010 0 Comments

So riddle me this, Batman: how does the third highest payroll in the National League translate to “The Mets don’t spend any money?” Fanbases from all over are a reactionary bunch.  I think it’s more pronounced in New York City, however, where high payrolls are the norm and superstars come in to sell jerseys and […]

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The Patient Approach…

An article by posted on December 9, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson, like myself has been patient this offseason. We both have picked our moments and found out where exactly to approach. After a few weeks of watching the market unfold and getting a feel for this front office, I only have one conclusion. Thank You. The days of trading for players without understanding the […]

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