Tag: Jose Reyes

Around the Diamond – Shortstop

An article by posted on December 29, 2013 19 Comments
Around the Diamond – Shortstop

In the Mets 52 year history, there have been 22 different players that would be classified as the “everyday” Shortstops. Three of them, Bud Harrelson, Jose Reyes, and Rey Ordonez, account for 23 (44%) of those seasons. Who are the men who have played the most games at Shortstop in Franchise history? (year they were […]

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A Christmas Carol: The Sandy I Met

An article by posted on December 24, 2013 0 Comments
A Christmas Carol: The Sandy I Met

Pen went to paper way back in 1843. Even so, the classic holiday novella, “The Christmas Carol” resonates with readers today as one of Charles Dickens’ most important literary contributions. No other character in the beloved novella captures the fascination of readers and viewers like Ebenezer Scrooge. Many times, my mind shifts to Ebenezer Scrooge […]

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Mets Would Be Smart To Avoid Stephen Drew

An article by posted on December 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Would Be Smart To Avoid Stephen Drew

As the Mets continue to try and address the shortstop position, they reportedly still have interest in signing former Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew. The Red Sox remain interested as well. Drew, who was a key to the Red Sox title run with his stellar defense, batted .253 this past season with 12 home runs […]

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I’d Be Fine With Giving Ruben Tejada Another Chance – And A Short Leash

An article by posted on December 13, 2013 0 Comments
I’d Be Fine With Giving Ruben Tejada Another Chance – And A Short Leash

I know I am in the the minority on this, but I would have no objection to giving Ruben Tejada one more shot. Huh? But why, oh why? Because I still think he can be a decent player. Ruben is never going to be Jose Reyes. He is never going to be a superstar. He […]

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Five Predictions For The Winter Meetings

An article by posted on December 8, 2013 0 Comments
Five Predictions For The Winter Meetings

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 […]

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The Curtis Granderson Story: Have We Seen This Movie Before?

An article by posted on December 7, 2013 0 Comments
The Curtis Granderson Story: Have We Seen This Movie Before?

We’ve been waiting all winter for our team to do something. Yesterday, our inactive front office became active by signing Curtis Granderson for 4 years/$60 million. But is the waiting over? Will this be our only major move or will it be the first of several? Is this the first baby step in bringing a winner […]

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Are The Mets Moving Back Into The Steak Section?

An article by posted on December 4, 2013 0 Comments
Are The Mets Moving Back Into The Steak Section?

In the winter of 2011, super-agent Scott Boras stated that the Mets typically shop in the “steak section” however they have been residing in the “fruits and nuts category” as of late. Finally today we have seen reports of some high-rolling as the team has “intensified discussions” on the idea of splurging on a high-profile […]

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Alderson: It’s Conceivable Tejada Will Be Starting Shortstop

An article by posted on November 26, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: It’s Conceivable Tejada Will Be Starting Shortstop

Updated by Joe D. In the conference call to announce the Chris Young signing, Sandy Alderson said it’s conceivable that shortstop could be filled by Tejada or otherwise internally. He said he has reached out to teams about trading for a shortstop and said that the market is very thin even before the Cards signed Peralta… […]

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Keep Dreaming Kernan

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Keep Dreaming Kernan

Robinson Cano is not the answer to the New York Mets problems. A 31-year old free agent, Cano’s sticker price is somewhere around 10 years/$300 million. In fan speak that’s somewhere in the nosebleed section. Which Major League Baseball organization is ready to invest in a player who will earn $30 million per season (assuming […]

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Sandy Shopping For A New Face At Shortstop

An article by posted on November 17, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Shopping For A New Face At Shortstop

Sandy Alderson, who usually plays everything close to the vest, had no reservations yesterday when he told Mike Francesa that he would like to see a new face at shortstop next season. He admitted that he did meet with Jhonny Peralta in Orlando, but added that there weren’t many solid candidates available at the position. […]

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