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Sandy Alderson On Ollie, Free Agency, Reyes and Thole

An article by posted on November 24, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson was a guest this morning on the Boomer and Carton show on WFAN. Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog caught most of the action and transcribed parts of what was said, Regarding going after high priced free agents like Cliff Lee or Carl Crawford: “I stand by what I said before about our free-agent activity,” […]

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The Mets Dilemma: No Pitching, No Hitting, No Money

An article by posted on November 24, 2010 0 Comments

My mindset has always been one of exhibiting patience, favoring the building of a perennial playoff contender through a strong farm system, savvy trades and a few well placed free agents.  With the hiring of Sandy Alderson and the others of his new regime, such a mentality is going to be put into action.  There […]

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35 Free Agents Offered Arbitration, See Anything You Like?

An article by posted on November 24, 2010 0 Comments

Here is a list of all 35 free agents that were offered arbitration this year, 12 more than last year according to MLBTR.  These players now have until November 30th, one week, to decide whether to accept.  Type A – 14 players (Will cost signing team a first round pick.) Grant Balfour Adrian Beltre Carl Crawford Jorge […]

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From Left Field: Dissecting The Hiring of Terry Collins

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments

Though the “decision” did not have as much hype as that of LeBron James’ over the summer, it’s official: Terry Collins is the 20th manager in New York Mets team history. As a fan, I find myself as cautiously optimistic about this hiring. To be honest, I had no true preference among the four candidates […]

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First Impressions Of Terry Collins

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments

The thing that stood out most in listening to Terry Collins this morning is his emphasis in “playing the game correctly.’’ Collins promised an accent on fundamentals with a team that too often disregarded them in the past. This is a team that gives away too many at-bats, both at the plate and on the mound, […]

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Something To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving Day

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments

I couldn’t help sharing the following news item with you after reading about it on MLBTR. Obviously, most baseball fans, even Mets fans, have heard about the ongoing negotiations between Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees. You would never think the Yankees would be playing hardball with the one player that has defined their brand and […]

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Feliciano Offered Arbitration, Valdes Signs With Cards

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments

Add another left handed reliever to the ranks of the Mets departed. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, LHP Raul Valdes has agreed to a minor league deal with the St. Louis Cardinals. Valdes, 33, was signed as an international free agent last winter by the Mets and had mixed results going 3-3 with a 4.91 ERA in 38 appearances […]

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Alderson On Why No Wally Backman

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments
Alderson On Why No Wally Backman

For those of you who were curious as to why Sandy Alderson decided against Wally Backman as a manager, he spoke to Kevin Burkhardt and shed some light on why he decided to go in another direction. “I enjoyed meeting Wally,” Alderson said. “We had, of course, long discussions with him over two occasions. One […]

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(Video) Terry Collins Introduced At Citi Field

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets introduced their new manager Terry Collins, this morning at Citi Field. Here is a video courtesy of SNY. Here are some notes from the presser including my final thoughts. 11:00 Mets VP Dave Howard making the introductions and announcing the day’s agenda. (Alderson, Collins, Q&A, break-outs, photo-ops) Alderson: “It’s my pleasure to introduce […]

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Mets Need Pitching, Not Javier Vazquez

An article by posted on November 23, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Need Pitching, Not Javier Vazquez

We now know that the Mets need a starting pitcher.  Last week Sandy Alderson made it known that Johan Santana would not be ready for opening day.  While this didn’t come as a shock to me it does mean that the Mets need another starter as it’s not known if and when Santana will be […]

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