Tag: John Buck

MMO Mailbag: How Can The Mets Get To 84 Wins?

An article by posted on November 18, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: How Can The Mets Get To 84 Wins?

Nester asks… Last season the Mets combined for a 29.1 fWAR which ranked 22nd among all MLB teams. If they are going to trade Daniel Murphy, combined with the losses of Marlon Byrd, John Buck and LaTroy Hawkins they would be losing almost a third of their entire team’s production for 2013. When you consider […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Need Fewer Sourpusses And More Players Who Buy Into Offensive Philosophy

An article by posted on November 16, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Need Fewer Sourpusses And More Players Who Buy Into Offensive Philosophy

I came across this on MLBTR this morning: The Mets are looking for players to buy into their offensive philosophy, and that means finding guys with discipline at the plate, writes Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.  That might help to explain why the free-swinging Daniel Murphy has found himself on the pages of MLBTR over the last […]

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Alderson Expressed Concern With D’Arnaud’s Hitting Approach

An article by posted on November 16, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Expressed Concern With D’Arnaud’s Hitting Approach

It seems to me that the team is not as high or as confident in Travis d’Arnaud as they once were when they first acquired the catcher as the signature piece in the deal that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto. On at least two occasions, Sandy Alderson expressed concern with D’Arnaud’s bat and his brief […]

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Collins Is Lobbying Hard For A Cleanup Hitter To Protect Wright

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Is Lobbying Hard For A Cleanup Hitter To Protect Wright

According to a report from Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets manager Terry Collins said the top priority for Sandy Alderson is to find a bat to protect David Wright. “No. 1, we’ve got to find a bat in the middle of the lineup that produces runs,” Collins said at Joe Torre‘s annual charity event […]

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Alderson Backs Off Acquiring A Veteran Backup Catcher, Happy With Recker

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Backs Off Acquiring A Veteran Backup Catcher, Happy With Recker

A month after saying that acquiring a veteran backup catcher would be a top priority, Sandy Alderson downplayed the entire idea and told reporters that he would be prepared to pair Anthony Recker with Travis d’Arnaud if that’s how things work out. Adam Rubin with the quotes: “First of all, we like Anthony Recker as a backup,” Alderson […]

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Expect Some Wild Spending This Hot Stove Season

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Expect Some Wild Spending This Hot Stove Season

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes that all three Dodger outfielders – Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford – are available, but a rival GM told him that none were desirable. For comparison’s sake, the three Dodgers outfielders on the trade market combined for a 5.4 WAR (Crawford 2.9, Ethier 2.9, Kemp -0.4) while earning […]

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Former GM Skeptical Mets Will Make A Significant Move This Offseason

An article by posted on October 26, 2013 0 Comments
Former GM Skeptical Mets Will Make A Significant Move This Offseason

Former Indians and Rangers general John Hart, an analyst for “MLB Tonight” during the World Series, spoke with Justin Terranova of the New York Post about the World Series, but also asked Hart the following: Do you think the Mets will make a significant move this offseason? If they had a healthy Matt Harvey to […]

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The Secret Formula To Winning Baseball Is Finally Revealed

An article by posted on October 23, 2013 0 Comments
The Secret Formula To Winning Baseball Is Finally Revealed

There has been a lot of chatter since the 2013 season has come to an end, regarding which model the Mets should be following in order to build winning baseball. Should they follow the Oakland Athletics model? How about the San Francisco Giants? Let’s try the Boston Red Sox… The truth is there is no […]

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Mets Bullpen Ended Season On High Note, Won’t Require Major Overhaul This Winter

An article by posted on October 14, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Bullpen Ended Season On High Note, Won’t Require Major Overhaul This Winter

In each of Sandy Alderson’s previous three winters with the New York Mets, he listed building the bullpen as a priority. It will be the same this winter as well. Horrendous in the first half of last season, the Mets’ bullpen stabilized into respectability in the second half of the season to finish with a […]

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Collins’ New Deal To Be Announced Monday, All Coaches Will Be Invited Back

An article by posted on September 29, 2013 0 Comments
Collins’ New Deal To Be Announced Monday, All Coaches Will Be Invited Back

Updated 9/29 Andy Martino reports: Terry Collins and the Mets do not have a deal yet for a contract extension, but they are very close.  People familiar with the negotiations told the Daily News to expect a news conference midday Monday to announce a two-year, approximately $2 million deal for the manager (that’s a raise […]

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