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Mets Interest In Granderson and Cruz Has Been Overstated

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Mets Interest In Granderson and Cruz Has Been Overstated

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York spoke with a Mets insider who told him that the Mets interest in Curtis Granderson and Nelson Cruz is being overstated. The Mets have publicly acknowledged interest in both free agent outfielders, but you have to understand that this is no different than what we’ve seen before regarding other […]

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

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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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Ricciardi On Losing Draft Pick: I Don’t Know If We’ll Be Involved With Those Types Of Guys

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Ricciardi On Losing Draft Pick: I Don’t Know If We’ll Be Involved With Those Types Of Guys

Steve Adams of MLBTR had a chance to talk to J.P.Ricciardi, Sandy Alderson’s special assistant. He gave some interesting quotes, noting that the Mets were more focused in adding offensive players and that they are confident about where team stands o pitching. “I think the one thing in our favor right now is our pitching […]

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Phillies Deal With Marlon Byrd Includes Vesting Option For Third Year

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Phillies Deal With Marlon Byrd Includes Vesting Option For Third Year

The Phillies have reached an agreement on a two-year, $16 million deal with free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. However, late last night it was learned that the deal includes a vesting option for a third year. ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported that the $8 million club option for 2016 vests if […]

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Alderson Says Acquiring Two Corner Outfielders Won’t Be Easy

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on November 11, 2013 0 Comments
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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