Fred Wilpon spoke with Steven Marcus of Newsday on Monday and said he is confident in Sandy Alderson’s plan for the Mets. The Mets owner added that things will improve now that the big unproductive contracts are coming off the books. “We’re coming to the end of the time when we have had an overhang of players who got hurt or didn’t play well, and I think that Sandy Alderson and his staff have a plan.” “I [...]
This morning at Citi Field, Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins, and a few of the players, participated in a Q&A session with season ticket holders. We have John Delcos there and will file a full report later, but here’s a quick summary for you to chew on until then. Alderson said that he believes the team has reached the stage where he can begin to add veteran major league talent to the roster now. He expects [...]
Last week I received an email asking me if it was true that Mets GM Sandy Alderson was on the verge of breaking some long held major league record for the most consecutive losing seasons by a GM. Actually, it was an accusatory email also suggesting that I’ve become a shill for the Mets and that’s why I never post anything critical of Sandy. Obviously, this reader has me confused with someone else, but his [...]
“Not so fast, Sandy. I’m calling the shots around here.” – JP Morgan Sandy Alderson told Joel Sherman of the New York Post, that he will likely have a $90 to $100 million payroll budget next season. When you factor in Wright, Niese, raises and arbitration eligible players, the Mets have roughly $55 million in payroll commitments for the 2014 season. That should give Alderson about $45 million to spend, but still only giving him a payroll that [...]
The Mets could be buyers at the trade deadline according to what Sandy Alderson told reporters before yesterday’s game against the Yankees. Alderson would not discuss specific players or scenarios, but confirmed that his team is open to adding big leaguers this time, rather than restocking the farm system. “We will see how the market develops, but yes,” the GM told the Daily News. “It’s a possibility. It depends on what is available. I have [...]
Dear Mr. Alderson, A little more than two & a half years ago, you took over as the GM of this rollercoaster franchise. With the team coming off back to back sub .500 seasons which had been littered with failed expectations, injuries and disappointments prior to your arrival, most of us are generally aware – and were back then too – that you inherited a challenging situation: A rather high payroll that didn´t perform like [...]
Adam Rubin hits on the one question many Met fans are now asking themselves after three seasons under Sandy Alderson. In a post to ESPN New York, Adam writes: Forget Ike Davis’ struggles for a second. Forget even the payroll constraints, which is asking a lot to look past. Here’s one question that rarely gets asked: Where are the Moneyball players with the Mets? And by that I mean: Why have there not been more productive [...]
There’s been a lot of debate over MLB’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement involving whether or not it is more beneficial to small markets or bigger markets. One of the focal points of this debate has centered on the amateur draft and the fact that set limits have been imposed on organizations who were willing to go “over slot” and pay above what a particular draft slot’s inherent value might be, but the changes to the [...]
Beginning In 1985, as owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, Bud Selig and numerous other owners colluded to undermine free agency by agreeing not to sign other teams’ free agents. The owners were taken to court and eventually ended up paying 280 million in damages to the players. It was with this failed attempt at collusion that the seeds of the 1994 work stoppage were sewn. In 1992, Fay Vincent, then Commissioner of Baseball, openly criticized [...]
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Last updated: 06/16/2013
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