Tag: offseason

Alderson Is Staying Afloat Thanks To Parting Gifts From Minaya

An article by posted on May 10, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Is Staying Afloat Thanks To Parting Gifts From Minaya

In a critical rebuke of Sandy Alderson’s tenure with the Mets, Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes that Sandy was hired to clean up a so-called mess by his predecessor Omar Minaya and yet the team is now worse off than it ever was before. He says the best things about the current […]

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Alderson Talks About Increasing Payroll, Trading From Depth, 90 Wins

An article by posted on May 1, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Talks About Increasing Payroll, Trading From Depth, 90 Wins

Speaking to Tyler Kepner of the New York Times, general manager Sandy Alderson reiterated his 90 win goal for the Mets this season and also said he is authorized to increase payroll if he needs to. “We challenged ourselves to think realistically about what each player could do,” Alderson said by phone on Wednesday. “It’s […]

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Revisiting The Decision Not To Re-Sign LaTroy Hawkins

An article by posted on April 20, 2014 0 Comments
Revisiting The Decision Not To Re-Sign LaTroy Hawkins

As was reported earlier, Kyle Farnsworth has been named the new Mets closer by Terry Collins. Jose Valverde lost the job after a series of dreadful outings in which he allowed four home runs in his last three appearances. At 38, Farnsworth has closed on two previous occasions in his 16 year major league career which includes 54 saves and 43 […]

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Colon May Miss Next Start With Back Issues

An article by posted on April 16, 2014 0 Comments
Colon May Miss Next Start With Back Issues

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News reports that Bartolo Colon was suffering with a back issue in his last start and that he could miss his next scheduled start on Saturday according to a team source. Colon, who turns 41 next month, has been receiving treatment on his back for the past two days. The […]

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Chris Young Headed To Las Vegas To Play Rehab Games

An article by posted on April 11, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young Headed To Las Vegas To Play Rehab Games

April 11 Outfielder Chris Young played in an extended spring training game on Thursday and had two singles, two walks and a sacrifice fly in five innings. On Friday he appeared in another extended spring training game in Port St. Lucie which went very well. The Mets announced that Young is now headed for a […]

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MMO Morning Grind: Juan!!!

An article by posted on April 11, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: Juan!!!

Good morning, Mets fans! Great win last night. Juan Lagares is on my mind after getting the game-winning hit to help us beat the Braves, so let’s talk about him, and see if I can get through this entire article without making Juan single pun. Wait, never mind. During the offseason and throughout spring training, […]

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With A Heavy Heart, Colon Delivers A Sparkling Performance

An article by posted on April 9, 2014 0 Comments
With A Heavy Heart, Colon Delivers A Sparkling Performance

One of my favorite moves of the offseason was the signing of Bartolo Colon to a two year, $20 million dollar deal. And while I never expected him to duplicate his near-Cy Young season of a year ago, I loved the veteran presence he was bringing and his ability to bear down in every game, […]

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An Offseason Of Unrealized Expectations

An article by posted on March 21, 2014 0 Comments
An Offseason Of Unrealized Expectations

I don’t know about you, but this offseason has dragged on for as long as any I can ever remember since writing my first post about the Mets almost ten years ago to the day. As one who has chronicled this offseason word by word and sentence by sentence from it’s infancy in early October […]

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ESPN: Sandy Alderson Resumes Peddling Ike Davis Again

An article by posted on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN: Sandy Alderson Resumes Peddling Ike Davis Again

The first base battle between Ike Davis and Lucas Duda has yet to get underway in Grapefruit League games, but both players seem to be nearing a return to the lineup. Yesterday, they both got at-bats in minor-league camp, with Duda (hamstring) going 3-for-4 with a homer, double and a walk, and Davis (calf)was 1-for-4 […]

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Chances Of Mets Signing Drew “Very Slim”

An article by posted on March 5, 2014 0 Comments
Chances Of Mets Signing Drew “Very Slim”

A friend of Stephen Drew called the Mets’ chances of getting Drew “very slim” as it becomes more obvious agent Scott Boras is willing to wait until after the season begins to sign his client, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. This is the first thing I’ve read that actually makes any sense […]

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