Our senior editor John Delcos should be arriving in Orlando within the hour and he will be sitting in with Sandy and his staff for each briefing, usually one in the morning and sometimes supplemented by another one if moves warrant it. I told John that if he starts tweeting pictures of the lobby, the food, or executives walking by, that I would disassociate myself from him. He said, “Are you kidding me? What about […]
A Fan Shot by Brian Goudsward The Mets have entered the 2013 offseason in a position where they need to spend. Following another lackluster season in 2013 and the fifth consecutive losing season of the franchise, the fan base’s frustration is now at an all-time high. There are a multitude of positions where upgrades are necessary like the outfield, which just took a major step forward with Curtis Granderson now aboard, the bullpen, starting pitcher, and […]
Debunking a myth – how the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland A´s have built perennial contenders as small market teams With the Mets caught in a massive financial restructuring and – apparently – unable and / or unwilling to compete for high-end free agents this winter, the Tampa Bay Rays & Oakland A´s are often referred to as models of how you can win with a small payroll. And indeed, both teams have had stunning […]
He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold. ~ Herodotus The moment of action for New York Met General Manager Sandy Alderson is now. It is time for Sandy to fly against his better nature, to throw caution to the wind, and take his own bold approach to fixing the Mets. Rules are guidelines to give us structure, […]
Andy Martino of the NY Daily News reports that the Mets aren’t expected to pursue free agents Robinson Cano or Jose Abreu according to “major league sources familiar with the team’s thinking,” . A high-ranking team official recently told the Star-Ledger’s Jorge Castillo that Alderson’s scouts came away “impressed” with Abreu’s power. But obviously (and predictably) not that impressed. An unsurprising development on both fronts for a team that say’s they’ll spend this offseason, but in the end will only kick […]
It’s obvious that Jose Dariel Abreu, the 26 year old Cuban phenom, is at or near the top of many a team’s wish list this offseason. The frontrunners for the slugger have been reported as the Giants, Red Sox, White Sox, and Rangers. It has also been reported that the Mets have shown somewhat of an interest in Abreu, with his innate ability to hit the ball far impressing them the most. That said, it […]
Outside of third base, there aren’t a lot of positions on the Mets that one could consider truly “locked up,” but first base is one that many felt had had a flag planted by Ike Davis by the end of last season. True, this would have been an assumption primarily based on 1 ½ seasons of decent play at the big league level, but players who have produced 30+ home run seasons along with an […]
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