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Takahashi Switches Agents Ahead Of 10/31 Deadline

An article by posted on October 27, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 10/27 10:00 PM According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Hisanori Takahashi has switched agents from Ed and Peter Greenberg to Arn Tellem. Tellem represents several Japanese players, including Hideki Matsui. As Ed mentioned below, the Mets have until October 31st, four days, to sign Takahashi to an extension, at which point he can become […]

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Alderson Gives The Mets Instant Credibility

An article by posted on October 27, 2010 0 Comments

If you’re just waking up, the Mets have a brand new GM… Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated was first to report that the Mets have decided to go with Sandy Alderson as their new GM. An official announcement could come on Friday, an off day for the World Series. Heyman also added that the move […]

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Mets Narrow Down GM Search To Alderson and Byrnes

An article by posted on October 22, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have narrowed their search for their next general manager to just two candidates; Josh Byrnes and Sandy Alderson. Both have been scheduled for a second round of interviews that will be conducted next week and will be attended by Mets CEO Fred Wilpon and President Saul Katz. Jeff Wilpon issued the following statement this afternoon: “We are […]

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I Hope The Next Mets Manager Is Ryne Sandberg

An article by posted on October 22, 2010 0 Comments

Way back in early August, I wrote a post entitled “Forget Bobby Valentine and Consider Ryne Sandberg“. I always loved Ryne  Sandberg as a player. He played the game right and wasn’t afraid to get his uniform dirty. He was a true student of the game and always a leader in the clubhouse. I always […]

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K-Rod…Welcome…Back?

An article by posted on October 18, 2010 0 Comments

Years ago, Julio Lugo hit his wife in his own home, and was promptly released by the Houston Astros. At the time, he was a major prospect with MLB playing time and a promising future. Fast forward to the 2010 Mets and you have an established closer publicly (essentially) assaulting a man nearly twice his […]

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Is Backman Really The Best Choice Or Just A Gimmick?

An article by posted on October 15, 2010 0 Comments

Following the Mets’ GM search brings a couple of thoughts to mind. I don’t see the Mets hiring Sandy Alderson plus Rick Hahn, as has been suggested. I believe the job is Alderson’s for the taking, which would enable him to help groom John Ricco to be his successor. I don’t think they’ll end up […]

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Wally Or Bobby V? Why Not Both?

An article by posted on October 12, 2010 0 Comments

We’ve spent the last week talking about who will be our next manager and GM. As Sandy Alderson recently moved to the top of the GM list, most Mets fans are clamoring for either Wally Backman or Bobby Valentine to take over as skipper. My question is: Why not both? It seems improbable, almost impossible, […]

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Will Mets Explore Trading Reyes?

An article by posted on October 7, 2010 0 Comments

Whomever the Mets hire as general manager I will be curious to see his take on Jose Reyes. Will he believe the team should be built around Reyes, or would the Mets be better served to deal him as an attempt to plug several holes, notably in the rotation and bullpen? The path of least […]

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It’s The End of Their World As They Know It (And We Feel Fine)

An article by posted on October 5, 2010 0 Comments

We interrupt your regularly scheduled day of blog reading to give you breaking news that’s already been broken. Omar Minaya has been relieved of his GM duties and Jerry Manuel’s option for the 2011 season was not picked up. Of course, this wasn’t even breaking news before it became official.  It was a foregone conclusion […]

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And The Award For The 2010 Mets Whipping Boy Goes To…

An article by posted on October 4, 2010 0 Comments

He’s a terrible manager. He burns out the bullpen. He hooks the starters too quickly. The players don’t respond to him. There’s dissension in the clubhouse. He’s lost control of the team. He needs to go. Once we get rid of him things will improve. No, I’m not talking about Jerry Manuel. I heard these […]

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