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Taking a Leap Of Faith for Hurdle; Not Backman

An article by posted on November 2, 2010 0 Comments

From the beginning, I feel like I’ve been the person here who tells everybody to take a deep breath. Whether it be the fans who want Zack Greinke, or Cliff Lee, whether it be the saber-cats, or the saber-haters, or the Bobby V supports, or even yes, my favorite Mets player of all-time, Wally Backman.  […]

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Checking In On The Mets Minors With Macks Mets

An article by posted on November 2, 2010 0 Comments

Mack from the always informative Macks Mets, was gracious enough to answer a few questions for me last week on the “middle of the pack” Mets minor leagues. 1. Where do you rank the Mets Minor League System on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) in the following areas:  A) Starting Pitching: 4 – Lots of […]

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Alderson’s Big Test Will Be In Who He Hires As Manager

An article by posted on November 2, 2010 0 Comments

While everyone celebrates that Sandy Alderson is the new GM and that he said all the right things the Mets still need a manager.  Unfortunately for us it looks like the Mets are going to be cheap with who they hire.  Also Alderson doesn’t like spending money so that means Bobby Valentine won’t be the […]

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San Francisco Giants Win World Series

An article by posted on November 1, 2010 0 Comments

The San Francisco Giants are champions of the world after knocking out the Texas Rangers 3-1 to win the World Series 4-1. For the second time in the series, San Francisco ace Tim Lincecum outdueled the Texas ace Cliff Lee. The Giants took the lead on a 3-Run HR by Edgar Renteria off Lee in […]

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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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I Wonder If Alderson Is Interested In Carl Crawford?

An article by posted on October 31, 2010 0 Comments

Steve Serby of the NY Post chatted with Sandy Alderson and gives us some more 411 on the new Mets GM. Q: A Billy Martin anecdote from Oakland? A: Billy thought he was the general manager as well as the manager of the Oakland A’s. So one day, it became my responsibility to inform him […]

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Sickels: New York Mets Top 20 Prospects for 2011

An article by posted on October 31, 2010 0 Comments

From the one and only John Sickels of Minor League Ball, his just released Mets Top Prospects list for 2011. 1) Wilmer Flores, SS, Grade B+: He’s coming around with the bat. How fast will the new regime push him, and what position will he play long-term? 2) Jenrry Mejia, RHP, Grade B: I’m concerned enough about […]

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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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