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Sandy Alderson Could Be the Right Man For the Job

An article by posted on October 14, 2010 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Could Be the Right Man For the Job

Updated 10/13 11:00 AM by Joe D. I just wanted to add some interesting info to Tom’s fine post. Alderson received a glowing endorsement from his protégé, Oakland GM Billy Beane, who worked for Alderson for more than half of Alderson’s tenure as GM of the Athletics. Beane spoke to the NY Post via telephone on […]

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Morning Grind: Boras, What A Mets, GM Scavenger Hunt

An article by posted on October 8, 2010 0 Comments

Met Nation, We have come to a place I never thought would ever be. Scott Boras, the Super Agent himself, and I might actually agree on something. He believes that the Mets can make a quick turnaround, provided they use their considerable funds. There are a few teams around the league that do this. Should […]

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Should Mets Roll Dice, Or Choose A Less Risky Route?

An article by posted on October 5, 2010 0 Comments

So cross Larry Beinfest, Michael Hill and Dan Jennings of your Mets GM checklists, as the Marlins refused the Mets permission to speak to anyone they have under contract. Yawn. Three candidates down, 27 to go. Jon Heyman has been saying the Mets like Rick Hahn for almost a month, and now even the lowest level Mets sources […]

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Jose Reyes, New York Mets Struggle In Loss To Brewers

An article by posted on September 30, 2010 0 Comments

Catching the baseball. Many consider this the basic feature of America’s pastime. However, knowing our beloved Mets, they usually seem to screw it up. Tonight in the Mets 9-2 loss to the Brew Crew, Jose Reyes dropped a pop up with two outs in the fifth inning. Dillon Gee had only given up two runs […]

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Lawyers To Meet Ahead Of K-Rod Grievance Hearing

An article by posted on September 30, 2010 0 Comments

Lawyers from Major League Baseball and the players’ association will meet today to discuss the grievance filed after the New York Mets withheld the remainder of this season’s salary from Francisco Rodriguez. Under baseball’s collective bargaining agreement, the meeting is required before the grievance can be scheduled for argument in front of arbitrator Shyam Das. […]

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In This Town, Winning Is Everything

An article by posted on September 28, 2010 0 Comments

In a post to CBS New York by Jason Keidel, David Wright is portrayed as solid player who never asked to be the team’s leader, and is frequently chastised by fans for not being one. He writes, What has Wright done so wrong? He doesn’t sign a $36 million contract and then loaf his way to the back of […]

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Playing Hard Versus Hardly Playing

An article by posted on September 27, 2010 0 Comments
Playing Hard Versus Hardly Playing

Wins and losses mean very little these days for the Mets since being mathematically eliminated last week. That said, I was stunned by how the team responded after Chase Utley’s dirty take-out slide of Ruben Tejada last night. What ever happened to pride and respect? Once again, the Mets shrunk in the face of adversity […]

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In Praise Of Jerry Manuel

An article by posted on September 22, 2010 0 Comments

I write this morning to bring attention to the Mets Manager, Jerry Manuel, a man who has been with the team for only a short time, comparatively speaking, and has always maintained his own persona and has kept the Mets on an even keel under his guidance.   Just remember, Jerry doesn’t play the game, he […]

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More On Jeff Wilpon…

An article by posted on September 20, 2010 0 Comments

This morning, our own Joe Spector wrote a great piece based on information from an article by Joel Sherman on how Jeff Wilpon has become a sort of stumbling block in the front office. This afternoon, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, corroborates much of what was said in the Sherman piece and writes, If ever a team needed […]

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A Worthwhile Cause From A Former New York Met

An article by posted on September 16, 2010 0 Comments

It’s rare to write about Major League Baseball – the New York Mets specifically – and not fall into the usual daily depressing nitpicking, the armchair quarterbacking, that the organization seems to have provided it’s loyal fans the last few years. The New York Mets are certainly a sports writers dream considering that they are […]

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