Here’s a special treat for everyone. The great Howie Rose was kind enough to give me some of his time to answer a few questions for me and also a few of our readers here on the site and our followers on Twitter at @Metsmerized. (5,015 strong, and growing!) Howie is a tremendous resource of Mets information and nobody knows the history better than he does. Here is what he had to say on some […]
The Daily News summarized what was a series of Mets organizational moves and promotions that took place during the offseason. Most of these moves flew under the radar, but are certainly worth noting. Many of these moves were made without much fanfare or official announcement, but they are in fact completed. Two and a half years in, and Sandy Alderson continues to structure his organization which is still sort of a hybrid of new people […]
Things just keep getting worse and not better on the Johan Santana front. Andy Martino spoke to more than one team source and the consensus seems to be that Johan Santana will not be ready by Opening Day which totally wipes out Santana’s assertion that “he knows what he’s doing” and everything is okay. “I know the deal, spring training is for training okay!”. The Mets’ private expectations for Johan Santana’s April 1 availability are even […]
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 the two perspectives can’t co-exist.Collins’ extension will be assured if the Mets have a winning season, but even if they […]
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 for Game 4.” Niese, 26, took a big step forward. He became reliable, proved to be durable, and most of […]
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 this offseason: an extension for manager Terry Collins. Collins signed a two-year contract in November, 2010 with a third-year option […]
So it looks like the Mets will have a new manager sometime before Thanksgiving. The four candidates have completed the second round of interviews in an attempt to secure a position that will be heavily scrutinized over the next season. Once the manager is chosen, the Mets need to switch their focus to importing some talent that could help the ball club next season and beyond. With Sandy Alderson, J.P. Ricciardi and Paul DePodesta, the […]
The Mets have interviewed a number of internal and external candidates in the hopes of finding a new manager to replace the departed Jerry Manuel. There have been many rumors and speculation about who that man will be. New Mets GM Sandy Alderson has stated that he would like the new manager in place within the next few weeks, but has given no word as to who he’s leaning towards as his choice. […]
In the words of Howie Rose, “Put it in the books” when it comes to Sandy Alderson as the new GM for the Amazin’s. GM: check. Now the focus will turn to who will take the helm as the team’s next manager. Before I give some suggestions, I’d like to set one thing straight. In my opinion, a manager is not as important as the players on the field. Sometimes, fans make such a big […]
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