Steve Adams of MLBTR had a chance to talk to J.P.Ricciardi, Sandy Alderson’s special assistant. He gave some interesting quotes, noting that the Mets were more focused in adding offensive players and that they are confident about where team stands o pitching. “I think the one thing in our favor right now is our pitching in our organization is getting closer to being big-league ready, so that makes us say that we might have some […]
This afternoon in Orlando, Sandy Alderson suggested getting two starting outfielders this winter might now be an uphill battle because of all the teams searching for those types of bats. “We might bring in more than two starting outfielders. Who knows how things are going to break?” Alderson said. “I’d be surprised if that happens only because there’s so much interest in corner outfielders among many clubs.” Asked to clarify whether he meant he would […]
Juan Lagares is smoking the ball for Las Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League. Last night, Lagares extended his hitting streak to seven straight games going 2-for-4 to raise his batting average to an even .400 in 60 at-bats with 24 hits, seven runs scored, eight runs batted in and a .853 OPS. The Dominican native has hit in 12 of his last 13 games and has an incredible ten hits in his last twenty at-bats. […]
Andy Martino reports that the Milwaukee Brewers are unlikely to trade outfielder Norichika Aoki, according to a major-league executive familiar with the situation. This disputes what Joel Sherman reported on Friday and actually makes a lot more sense to me… Worse yet was the notion that if they would trade him, they’d do it for Ike Davis… Cough, cough, cough… Ain’t happening… Original Post 11/9 Joel Sherman of the New York Post speculated that Norichika Aoki could […]
If you want to get a better sense of where the Mets are heading, here’s what Joel Sherman of the New York Post sees as the Mets 2014 Opening Day Lineup after meeting with team officials, rival executives and agents over the last few days. Norichika Aoki, LF Daniel Murphy, 2B David Wright, 3B Andre Ethier, RF Jhonny Peralta, SS Lucas Duda, 1B Travis d’Arnaud, C Juan Lagares, CF Now that’s different… L.A. Times beat […]
I wrote a piece last October questioning whether the Mets should take a shot on Grady Sizemore. He should be fully recovered from knee injuries now, and could be signed on a minor league deal. Why not take a shot? I’m not talking about making Sizemore the main signing this off-season, I’m talking about taking a shot on a player that could be had relatively cheap, and potentially be this year’s version of Marlon Byrd. […]
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, […]
I got an email the other day asking me why I always downplay the Mets going after players like Shin-Soo Choo, Jacoby Ellsbury or Carlos Beltran. The reader wanted to know why I’ve become such a pessimist. My response to her was simple. “I don’t trust the people in charge, hence I’m skeptical of anything they say.” In the Fall of 2010, nobody was happier to see Sandy Alderson and company take control of this […]
It’s only been six games for Juan Lagares who is working on his bat in the Dominican Winter League, but so far the early results have been incredible for the young center fielder. Last night, Lagares went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two stolen bases to raise his average to .375 for the season with a .777 OPS. The Dominican native has hit in six straight games for Las Aguilas and has eleven hits in […]
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