Tag: payroll

Mets & Nationals: Reversal of Fortunes

An article by posted on February 8, 2016 0 Comments
Mets & Nationals: Reversal of Fortunes

Four winters ago, fans of almost any other team had good reason to be envious of the Washington Nationals. They were lucky – blessed, really – that their previous futility had earned them the top slot in the draft in consecutive years that produced once-in-a-generation talents in Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, their window for […]

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The Times, They Are A Changin’

An article by posted on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
The Times, They Are A Changin’

From all accounts, there was something different about the media session Mets GM Sandy Alderson held with reporters on Wednesday. When the subject turned to spending and payroll and what those two would look like in the future, there wasn’t the typical defensive posture or the always omnipresent vagueness that we’ve become so accustomed to […]

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Alderson: Mets Can Still Add Payroll, Will Begin Extension Talks With Young Pitchers

An article by posted on February 3, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson: Mets Can Still Add Payroll, Will Begin Extension Talks With Young Pitchers

After the Yoenis Cespedes press conference at Citi Field on Wednesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson fielded a couple of questions from reporters about the team, payroll and even something near and dear to all of our hearts – extension deals for some of our young pitchers. Sandy Alderson said it’s possible that extension talks for […]

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MMO Mailbag: Sorry To Disappoint You

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Sorry To Disappoint You

Morgan writes… I think you were way to quick to say you were “moving on” from the Mets payroll discussion just based on a one-year deal to Yoenis Cespedes, which quite frankly they were forced to do to prevent rioting at Citi Field if he had signed with the Washington Nationals. For someone I admired […]

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Mets Back Among Top 15 MLB Payrolls

An article by posted on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Back Among Top 15 MLB Payrolls

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Mets payroll – which he calculates to be $134 million – currently ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. That puts them ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals. It´s nice that ownership finally appears willing and able to sport a competitive payroll. Assuming the […]

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Cespedes’ Market Hasn’t Shaped Up How We Thought It Would

An article by posted on January 17, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes’ Market Hasn’t Shaped Up How We Thought It Would

If you would have told me in November that we would be refreshing out Twitter feeds on January 17th, praying to see a report indicating Yoenis Cespedes is heading back to Queens, I probably would of laughed myself into tears. Sure the Mets are still in the hunt for the slugging Cuban outfielder that brought magic […]

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Report: Cespedes Weighing Orioles Offer, But Mets Not Out Yet

An article by posted on January 15, 2016 0 Comments
Report: Cespedes Weighing Orioles Offer, But Mets Not Out Yet

According to Roch Kubatko of MASN.com, the Baltimore Orioles have extended a formal contract offer to free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN adds that the Orioles offer is believed to be in the range of five years and $75-90 million dollars, and the deal includes a sixth year option. Earlier this afternoon, Jesse Sanchez of […]

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Where Does It Say That Money Is The Answer?

An article by posted on January 14, 2016 0 Comments
Where Does It Say That Money Is The Answer?

I grew up a Mets fans surrounded by Yankees fans. But since my childhood was in the 1980s, those Yankee fans weren’t nearly as loud about the greatness of their franchise at that time. Fast-forward to the 1990s and Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams and Joe Torre. Mix in a dash of unfulfilled promise, like the […]

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Where Was Jeff Wilpon?

An article by posted on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
Where Was Jeff Wilpon?

If you had an opportunity to watch the Hall of Fame press conference, you would’ve noticed the Mets sent a contingent there to show their support and appreciation for Mike Piazza. Team owner Jeff Wilpon, GM Sandy Alderson and Assistant GM John Ricco were all on hand for the special occasion. As Adam Rubin noted on ESPN.com, Sandy […]

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Sandy Alderson Addresses Payroll Questions and Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on January 7, 2016 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Addresses Payroll Questions and Yoenis Cespedes

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson was on hand at the New York Athletic Club for Thursday’s Hall of Fame press conference for Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. After the event, spoke to reporters and fielded some questions about the state of the Mets. First and foremost, I was happy to learn that Sandy was […]

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The Sustainability Doctrine And The 2016 Mets

An article by posted on December 26, 2015 0 Comments
The Sustainability Doctrine And The 2016 Mets

Sustainability. Wikipedia tells us: In ecology, sustainability is the capacity to endure; it is how biological systems remain diverse and productive indefinitely. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems. In more general terms, sustainability is the endurance of systems and processes. It seems like every time a member of the Mets front office is questioned about the possibility of the Mets inking a […]

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