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The Moneyball Mets? I Don’t Think So.

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

I caught a post by Sam Page yesterday entitled the Moneyball Mets, in which he writes: For the past five years, though, we’ve taken considerable crap from fellow Mets fans, concerned with the harmful spread of “Moneyball” ideas in their favorite sport. We (usually) bit our tongues as people with no scouting expertise shielded their bunk […]

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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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Count Gibbons Out, And Backman’s Far From A Sure Thing

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

Good morning Mets fans! Here are some quick updates for you on the search for a new manager. According to Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record via Twitter, John Gibbons sent a message through a third party to Sandy Alderson saying he is not a candidate for the Mets managerial position. “They need someone more high-profile […]

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Feliciano Is A Type B Free Agent, Takahashi Extends Deadline

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano is has officially been classified as a Type B free agent. What that means to the Mets is that Feliciano just picked up a whole lotta leverage this offseason. If he had been classified as a Type A free agent, as many thought he would, Feliciano would have had a hard time […]

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Sources Say Sandy Alderson Gets 4 Year Deal

An article by posted on October 28, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson has received a four-year deal from the Mets to serve as general manager, two sources with knowledge of the pact told ESPN NewYork. The Mets have announced that they will introduce Sandy Alderson as the team’s next GM during a news conference tomorrow at 2:00 pm. The press conference will be televised on SNY […]

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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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Jon Daniels: “Complete Bull”

An article by posted on October 28, 2010 0 Comments

Explosive words from Jon Daniels to Scott Miller of CBS Sports when asked to respond to the report by Andy Martino of the Daily News who said that Daniels had “asked the Mets to wait for him, but the Mets said no”. “Complete bull. That really pissed me off. Completely inaccurate. All I’m thinking about is the Rangers […]

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The Longshots and Contenders For Mets Manager

An article by posted on October 28, 2010 0 Comments

There’s about a dozen different lists out there of managers that might be considered by new GM Sandy Alderson. This one is by Joel Sherman of the NY Post who lists Backman as a longshot. Compared to some of lists I read today, this one is more extensive and pretty much surveys the entire field […]

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Takahashi Switches Agents Ahead Of 10/31 Deadline

An article by posted on October 27, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 10/27 10:00 PM According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Hisanori Takahashi has switched agents from Ed and Peter Greenberg to Arn Tellem. Tellem represents several Japanese players, including Hideki Matsui. As Ed mentioned below, the Mets have until October 31st, four days, to sign Takahashi to an extension, at which point he can become […]

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