Alderson Indicates Some Salaries Will Be Shed

An article by posted on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Indicates Some Salaries Will Be Shed

On Tuesday afternoon I fielded a reader’s question on whether the Mets were now doing better financially because of the recent Cuddyer signing. Of course they’re not. But right on cue, GM Sandy Alderson had the following to say regarding where the Mets payroll currently is and where it’s headed. He completely validated my earlier […]

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Cuddyer Will Wear Number 23, Says “Time Is Now” For Mets

An article by posted on November 12, 2014 0 Comments
Cuddyer Will Wear Number 23, Says “Time Is Now” For Mets

Michael Cuddyer told reporters that he will wear uniform number 23 with the Mets, proudly worn by former Flushing notables Doug Flynn, Bernard Gilkey and Mike Baxter. Though predominantly a right fielder, Cuddyer said he will play wherever the Mets decide, and Curtis Granderson pretty much echoed those same sentiments. He believes the Mets are ready […]

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Mets Looked Into Acquiring Jimmy Rollins From Phillies

An article by posted on November 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Looked Into Acquiring Jimmy Rollins From Phillies

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York says an inside source confirmed the Mets recently looked into acquiring Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins via trade. However, talks were quickly dismissed by Rollins, who informed the team that he doesn’t want to leave Philadelphia. Rollins has a full no-trade clause in his contract. He is due to receive $11 […]

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Sacrificing the No. 15 Overall Pick for Cuddyer is Risky Business

An article by posted on November 12, 2014 0 Comments
Sacrificing the No. 15 Overall Pick for Cuddyer is Risky Business

Sandy Alderson’s signing of Michael Cuddyer signaled to fans that the future is now for the New York Mets.  Cuddyer has hit over .330 during the last two seasons, with his 2013 success leading the outfielder to the NL batting title.  And with an average of 16.5 home runs per season over the last four […]

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Latest On Didi Gregorius: D’Backs GM Has No Interest In Gee, Colon, Niese

An article by posted on November 12, 2014 0 Comments
Latest On Didi Gregorius: D’Backs GM Has No Interest In Gee, Colon, Niese

On Tuesday, Andy Martino of the Daily News asked Arizona’s GM Dave Stewart for his take on Jon Niese, Dillon Gee, or Bartolo Colon, who the Mets would prefer to move in a deal for one of the Diamondbacks shortstops. “We don’t have any interest in those kind of guys,” Stewart told the News. “If […]

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Showalter, Williams Win Manager of Year Awards, Collins Gets A Vote

An article by posted on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
Showalter, Williams Win Manager of Year Awards, Collins Gets A Vote

Baltimore’s Buck Showalter and Washington’s Matt Williams were respectively named AL and NL Manager of the Year for 2014. Showalter, a three time winner, received 25 of 30 first-place votes and 132 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. He won the award previously with the New York Yankees in 1994 and Texas […]

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Sandy Alderson: Mets’ Attention Now Shifts To Shortstop

An article by posted on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson: Mets’ Attention Now Shifts To Shortstop

On a conference call this afternoon, Sandy Alderson said the team’s next step this offseason is to address the shortstop situation. “We’ve looked at our shortstop situation, as many of you have. It would be next on our list to consider,” Alderson said. ” It’s definitely something we’ll be taking a look at over the […]

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MMO Exclusive: I Guess Sandy Wasn’t Kidding After All

An article by posted on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: I Guess Sandy Wasn’t Kidding After All

One of our readers named Matt, reached out to me last week and wrote: I’ve been following MMO for the last two years or so, although I’ve only commented maybe once or twice. Thank you for the great content and dedication. Anyway, the reason I am writing is because I am taking a Literature of […]

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Mets Sign Outfielder Alex Castellanos to Minor League Deal

An article by posted on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign Outfielder Alex Castellanos to Minor League Deal

The Mets announced they have signed outfielder Alex Castellanos to a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league Spring Training. Castellanos, 28, played for PCL Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres last season, batting .275 with eight home runs and 42 RBI in 113 games. A 10th-round pick of the St. Louis […]

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What Michael Cuddyer Signing Says About Free Agency

An article by posted on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
What Michael Cuddyer Signing Says About Free Agency

The deal between the Mets and Michael Cuddyer made me a little sick and a little confused and a little perplexed and a little vindicated. That’s a lot for a Monday. What we have here is a 36-year-old who has a career .261/.328/.425 slash on the road, plays terrible defense, can’t stay on the field […]

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