Tag: Marlon Byrd

The Waiting Is The Hardest Part For An Apathetic Fan Base

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
The Waiting Is The Hardest Part For An Apathetic Fan Base

This has long been billed as the offseason when Sandy Alderson and the Mets would finally have the payroll flexibility to transform the team into a contender for the 2014 season. However, most of the baseball people I ask believe that’s impossible. They cite the lack of a proven core. Most of the fans I […]

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Alderson Doesn’t Expect 2014 Payroll To Be Lower Than $87 Million

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Doesn’t Expect 2014 Payroll To Be Lower Than $87 Million

Sandy Alderson spoke to beat writers today and his message was that the Mets 2014 payroll will be more than last year’s $87 million. “I don’t think our payroll is going to be below what we saw last year,” Alderson said. “And as far as where it will finally land, let’s defer that question until […]

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NL East Notes: Nats Sign Young, Phillies Love Bourjos, Braves Want Out On Uggla

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
NL East Notes: Nats Sign Young, Phillies Love Bourjos, Braves Want Out On Uggla

The Marlins’ top priority this offseason is to sell stability to their fans according to Joe Frisaro. It’s the only way they can convince Giancarlo Stanton to sign an extension to stay in Miami. Since Stanton was promoted to the big leagues in 2010, he has had five different hitting coaches and five different managers, writes Frisaro. New president […]

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An Official $85 Million Payroll Sighting

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
An Official $85 Million Payroll Sighting

For months now, I’ve been saying I’d be shocked if the Mets have more than an $85 million payroll in 2014. And while some reports have had the Mets as low as $90 million – this morning there was an $85 million sighting on ESPN New York. “A Mets source recently told ESPNNewYork.com that the […]

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Thoughts On Mets Adding A Slugger Like Jose Bautista

An article by posted on November 18, 2013 0 Comments
Thoughts On Mets Adding A Slugger Like Jose Bautista

“We’ve got to find us somebody who can keep opposing pitchers from pitching around David Wright“ It’s no secret what Terry Collins is hoping for this holiday season. An bright, new, shiny power hitter. The problem is that power hitters are in short supply in this year’s free agent market, with unlikely targets like Robinson […]

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MMO Mailbag: How Can The Mets Get To 84 Wins?

An article by posted on November 18, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: How Can The Mets Get To 84 Wins?

Nester asks… Last season the Mets combined for a 29.1 fWAR which ranked 22nd among all MLB teams. If they are going to trade Daniel Murphy, combined with the losses of Marlon Byrd, John Buck and LaTroy Hawkins they would be losing almost a third of their entire team’s production for 2013. When you consider […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Need Fewer Sourpusses And More Players Who Buy Into Offensive Philosophy

An article by posted on November 16, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Need Fewer Sourpusses And More Players Who Buy Into Offensive Philosophy

I came across this on MLBTR this morning: The Mets are looking for players to buy into their offensive philosophy, and that means finding guys with discipline at the plate, writes Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.  That might help to explain why the free-swinging Daniel Murphy has found himself on the pages of MLBTR over the last […]

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Collins Is Lobbying Hard For A Cleanup Hitter To Protect Wright

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Is Lobbying Hard For A Cleanup Hitter To Protect Wright

According to a report from Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets manager Terry Collins said the top priority for Sandy Alderson is to find a bat to protect David Wright. “No. 1, we’ve got to find a bat in the middle of the lineup that produces runs,” Collins said at Joe Torre‘s annual charity event […]

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The Mets May Be Watching The Off Season Parade Go By…Again

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets May Be Watching The Off Season Parade Go By…Again

Joe D. wrote earlier that the Marlon Byrd signing was a “power play” by the Philadelphia Phillies, and he couldn’t be more correct. It was a power play because they knew the Mets were interested in Byrd, and this signing could have also priced out a lot of the players for the Mets. It potentially […]

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Phillies’ Power Play May Have Fueled Market For Granderson, Beltran, Cruz

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies’ Power Play May Have Fueled Market For Granderson, Beltran, Cruz

It may have already begun before the hot stove season got underway, when the San Francisco Giants quietly re-signed right fielder Hunter Pence to a five-year, $90 million dollars. The Giants’ all star cashed in at a cool $18 million per season. Had he gone to free agency, the 30-year old Pence would have been […]

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