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Alderson Says Acquiring Two Corner Outfielders Won’t Be Easy

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Alderson Says Acquiring Two Corner Outfielders Won’t Be Easy

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 […]

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Are the Oakland A’s a Potential Trade Partner for the Mets?

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Are the Oakland A’s a Potential Trade Partner for the Mets?

There are two general managers in today’s game that pioneered the incorporation of the moneyball concept into the Major Leagues. One of them was a former marine who was the first to adopt into the then little known Bill Jame’s philosophy of advanced statistics, while the other was a one-time elite outfield prospect whose hobbies […]

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Mets Ranked 11th Best Potential Free Agent Destination

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Mets Ranked 11th Best Potential Free Agent Destination

I found an interesting post on the Bleacher Report, that states the Mets are Ranked #11 out of the 30 major league teams, as a potential free agent destination. The Bleacher Report Ranking System: Team Overview The New York Mets have posted five straight losing seasons and have not reached the playoffs since 2006. But that […]

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Granderson Wants To Sign With A Winning Team

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Granderson Wants To Sign With A Winning Team

Within minutes after I wrote this post this morning, Ken Rosenthal quoted Curtis Granderson who said his morning in an interview, that his number one goal this offseason was to sign with a winning team. That’s not something you often hear from a free agent, but would he be willing to accept a lesser contract to […]

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The Mets Aren’t Big Enough For Two $17.5 Million A Year Commitments

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The Mets Aren’t Big Enough For Two $17.5 Million A Year Commitments

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson arrived in Orlando for the GM Meetings tonight and got things started with his usual deadpan humor. “Well, I was upstairs stacking our money. Don’t get too excited. They were all fives.” When asked how high the stack of five dollar bills go, he responded: ”Not as high as some people […]

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The Time For Talk Is Over… The Time To Deliver Is Now

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The Time For Talk Is Over… The Time To Deliver Is Now

Posted on the Wall Street Journal website yesterday, Jared Diamond shared a great point about the state of the Mets and GM Sandy Alderson: Alderson can no longer ask for patience. He cannot afford to keep talking about a plan without delivering on those promises. The time for meaningful progress has arrived. I feel that fans have […]

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Granderson Rejects Qualifying Offer, Mets To Meet With Agent This Week

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Granderson Rejects Qualifying Offer, Mets To Meet With Agent This Week

Mets Showing Genuine Interest In Granderson Update 3:45 PM - The Mets plans to meet with the agent for free-agent Curtis Granderson this week according to Mike Puma. Update 3:30 PM – Granderson will reject his $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Yankees and become a free agent according to Joel Sherman. Original Post 1:15 PM: Several beat writers […]

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Syndergaard To Follow Same Path As Wheeler/Harvey, Could Debut In July

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Syndergaard To Follow Same Path As Wheeler/Harvey, Could Debut In July

Wondering what the plan is for Noah Syndergaard? According to Andy Martino of the Daily News who spoke to Mets insiders, he will follow the same path as Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler before him. The process is familiar by now: Mets pitching prospect spends nearly all of spring training in big league camp, but is […]

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Braves To Tomahawk Turner Field And Open New Stadium In 2017

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Braves To Tomahawk Turner Field And Open New Stadium In 2017

The Atlanta Braves announced Monday they will leave Turner Field and move into a 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium about 10 miles from downtown Atlanta in 2017. Braves executives John Schuerholz, Mike Plant and Derek Schiller said the team decided not to seek another 20-year lease at Turner Field and began talks with the Cobb Marietta Coliseum and […]

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Brewers Unlikely To Trade Norichika Aoki

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Brewers Unlikely To Trade Norichika Aoki

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 […]

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