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 all precincts have reported.” Alderson also said nothing has changed with regard to his offseason strategy and that the Mets […]
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York says that lame-duck Mets manager Terry Collins is not facing unemployment. That is not to say his return as Mets manager will be a slam dunk for 2014, but the odds are heavily in his favor. A source familiar with the situation told Rubin, that while team officials do not intend to commit to re-signing Collins until after the season, there is internal respect for how he has navigated this season’s […]
Thoughts from Joe D. I didn’t get a chance to weigh in on this yesterday and just wanted to post a quick summary after his interview. We’ve heard Fred and Jeff Wilpon say things like this for almost a year now. Ever since they avoided that billion dollar lawsuit and averted bankruptcy, I said at the time that the team was on the rebound financially…. And they apparently were… They cut spending drastically, charged Alderson […]
John Harper of the Daily News, puts up a strong case for why the Mets should bring back Terry Collins as manager of the team after this season. The thrust of his argument is that Collins was never given a true chance to show what he can do with a team that was at worst a .500 team and at best a legitimate contender. Despite arguing about Collins’ in-game decision-making he writes, the criticism of […]
A few moments ago, left-handed reliever Jack Leathersich tweeted the following: Flight to Vegas #GoMets — Jack Leathersich (@LeatherRocket) June 13, 2013 Unless he’s going out to Vegas to play the slots, one would assume he’s getting promoted from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Las Vegas. Earlier this week, Sandy Alderson said on WFAN with Mike Francesa he wouldn’t be opposed to promoting minor leaguers straight from Double-A to the major leagues. It looks like Leathersich […]
Updated at 4:00 PM They criticize me to lower my self esteem but I’m going straight to the top. I was not born to lose. Original Post 1:00 PM “Valdespin knew that was coming. I don’t think it’s fair to say that since we didn’t hit one of the Pittsburgh hitters that he doesn’t have a friend. The notion that he was hung out to dry I think is a mistake. I’m not telling you he’s the most popular guy in […]
Mets manager Terry Collins was a guest on WFAN this afternoon and lets just say that his whole demeanor about outfielder Jordany Valdespin has done a complete 180. Collins said that Valdespin is the leading candidate to hit in the leadoff spot for the Mets on Opening Day and whenever the Mets are facing a righthanded pitcher. “Right now, the way Valdespin has been swinging the bat in that spot, we’re leaning towards him,” Collins […]
As Zack Wheeler heads to minor league camp and begins to focus on what he needs to do to ready himself for a potential major league debut later this season with the Mets, let’s consider some of what we did get to see and hear while he was in Mets camp. Wheeler gave a concise self-assessment of his repertoire not too long ago during an interview with WFAN’s Mike Francesa: “I like to come at you […]
Has anyone been listening to Mike Francesa absolutely kill the Mets on WFAN lately? Most likely many of you have, since Francesa garners a large audience, and rightfully so. He is a knowledgeable sports personality that commands respect based on his reputation. But seriously, talk about something other than degrading the Mets. This whole past week, Francesa has been tearing the Mets apart for their pathetic play. Yes, the Mets are pathetic right now, but […]
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