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Sandy Alderson’s Philosophy On Evaluating Terry Collins

An article by posted on March 2, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson’s Philosophy On Evaluating Terry Collins

General manager Sandy Alderson stopped short of saying manager Terry Collins’ job was secure, but in a conference call this week, left the impression he will be judged with a broad paintbrush. As GM, Alderson’s job description entails building for the future, and while Collins has nothing guaranteed to him beyond this season, it doesn’t mean […]

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Terry Collins: If Santana Isn’t Ready, Niese Will Get Opening Day Nod

An article by posted on March 2, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins: If Santana Isn’t Ready, Niese Will Get Opening Day Nod

During an interview on WFAN with Mike Francesa, Terry Collins said that Jon Niese would get the Opening Day start if Johan Santana is not ready. The manager still believes Santana has a chance to make the start, “It’s not doubtful,” Collins said. “If he’s not ready for Game 1, I think he’ll be ready […]

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Duda Says “Everything’s Good” After Being Scratched Friday, Chance He’ll Play Today

An article by posted on March 2, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Says “Everything’s Good” After Being Scratched Friday, Chance He’ll Play Today

Mets left fielder Lucas Duda was a late scratch from Friday’s 6-2 victory over the Tigers. Duda left camp briefly to be examined for a non-baseball-related health issue, reports Marc Carig of Newsday. General manager Sandy Alderson categorized the issue as minor and Duda refused to elaborate. “Everything’s good,” he said. Manager Terry Collins told reporters that […]

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From Left Field: Should Mets Extend Terry Collins’ Contract This Offseason?

An article by posted on October 18, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Should Mets Extend Terry Collins’ Contract This Offseason?

Contract extensions will be all the buzz this offseason for the Mets. The team’s only superstars, David Wright and R.A. Dickey, both are coming up on option years, so all the talk has been centered on them agreeing to contract extensions before making any other moves. But there’s another potential extension that may be discussed […]

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I Hope The Nationals Go Down In Flames For Shutting Down Strasburg

An article by posted on October 11, 2012 0 Comments

We never got a chance to discuss the pros and cons of the Washington Nationals shutting down their ace Stephen Strasburg who they opted not to include on their post season roster. It was a bold move to say the least by Nats GM Mike Rizzo, but was it the right call? Bob Nightengale of […]

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With Things Deteriorating Quickly In Miami, Is A Reyes Reunion Possible?

An article by posted on September 25, 2012 0 Comments
With Things Deteriorating Quickly In Miami, Is A Reyes Reunion Possible?

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria was reportedly outraged with Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez’s comments in which he told the Miami Herald the following: “There’s not a manager dead or alive that Jeffrey thinks is good enough. Not Connie Mack, not anyone.” Gonzalez managed the Marlins for five seasons including their last two winning teams, in 2008 and 2009. […]

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Dan Warthen – The Sacrificial Lamb?

An article by posted on August 19, 2012 0 Comments

Someone is ultimately going to have to answer for the collapse of the Mets pitching staff and poor performance of the bullpen in 2012. It won’t be Sandy Alderson.  I doubt it will be Terry Collins. The only person left is Dan Warthen. Is it really fair that Warthen takes full responsibility for what has […]

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#LOLMets Is Still Alive and Well

An article by posted on August 17, 2012 0 Comments
#LOLMets Is Still Alive and Well

From the NY Post: Evidently, Citi Field isn’t the place you go where everybody knows your name. On Friday night, the Mets official Twitter page tweeted a video of Daniel Murphy’s first-inning RBI single. The only problem? The message referred to the second baseman as “David Murphy,” who happens to play for the Texas Rangers. The post […]

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This Day In Mets History: Hodges Pulls Cleon Jones For Not Hustling

An article by posted on July 30, 2012 0 Comments
This Day In Mets History: Hodges Pulls Cleon Jones For Not Hustling

Every team’s evolution from doormat to contender has that defining moment when somebody grabs the team by the scruff of the neck and shakes it awake. That moment for the 1969 Mets came on this date when manager Gil Hodges walked out of the dugout and strolled out to left field, where he removed Cleon […]

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Mets Get High Marks On International Free Agents

An article by posted on May 1, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Get High Marks On International Free Agents

Last week, Ben Badler of Baseball America evaluated how MLB teams have done in the international arena with regards to scouting, signing and developing talent in these once neglected markets that have produced more than their fair share of solid major league baseball players.. The Mets ranked very well according to Badler who ranked the Amazins’ among the […]

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