Tag: payroll

Harsh Realities: The Mets Are Stuck In The Spin-Cycle

An article by posted on July 30, 2014 0 Comments
Harsh Realities: The Mets Are Stuck In The Spin-Cycle

It’s always fun debating all the possible ways the Mets can bring a superstar to Queens at this time of the year. Nobody wants to be a seller, that usually means your season is “over and out” and relevancy is still a year or more away. As we close in on our sixth consecutive losing […]

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Show Us the Money?!

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Show Us the Money?!

Ever since the end of the 2009 season, financial issues have been a critical if not overriding factor for the New York Mets and their decision making. Whether it was the $140+ million major league payroll loaded with “toxic” contracts for a sub .500 mostly veteran team, the subsequent decline in attendance and related revenue, […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Comparing MLB Payrolls Per Market

An article by posted on June 25, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Comparing MLB Payrolls Per Market

An MMO Fan Shot by Jonathan (Mets Fan in Paris) I thought I’d pass along some research I recently conducted on a topic you might be interested in debating on MMO. It’s another way to look at the current Mets payroll level in comparison with all the other MLB teams. Rather than just looking at where […]

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Featured Post: Is Alderson On His Way Out?

An article by posted on June 2, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Is Alderson On His Way Out?

In an exclusive interview with Barry Bloom of Mets.com, Sandy Alderson acknowledged that it was time for the team to turn a corner after five consecutive losing seasons. “My goal was not to win 74 games as we did last year. I don’t recall specifically what I wrote down or had in mind. But we’re […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Pirates 0

An article by posted on May 28, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Pirates 0

The Mets beat the Pittsburgh Pirates by the score of 5-0 in a Wednesday matinee at Citi Field to take the series two games to three. Bartolo Colon got the starting nod and twirled a gem for the Mets, tossing 7.1 scoreless innings and limiting the Bucs to just five hits and a walk while […]

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The Cold Hard Truth About What Sandy Says On Payroll, Spending, Winning

An article by posted on May 28, 2014 0 Comments
The Cold Hard Truth About What Sandy Says On Payroll, Spending, Winning

Thoughts from Joe D. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to listen to Sandy Alderson’s interview until late last night and now that I have, I just wanted to weigh in after hearing and reading everyone else’s point of view. I get the sense that many fans are still in denial and believe that everything is hunky-dory […]

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These Are Troubling Times In The Kingdom…

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
These Are Troubling Times In The Kingdom…

The Mets have have hired Harold Kaufman to fill their newly created position of executive director of communications. Kaufman will be responsible for the strategic development and implementation of publicity strategies and tactics to elevate the profile of the organization. He will be the club’s primary contact for off-field (business, entertainment, community, and lifestyle) media […]

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A Tale Of Two Cities: Mets Going Up, Yanks Going Down

An article by posted on May 14, 2014 0 Comments
A Tale Of Two Cities: Mets Going Up, Yanks Going Down

After dominating the New York baseball landscape for the better part of 25 years, the New York Yankees now look like a team at the edge of a steep cliff. There is a momentum shift that is not going unnoticed by both fans and media alike where the Yankees and those upstart New York Mets […]

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Stop Trying to Fix the Mets

An article by posted on May 2, 2014 0 Comments
Stop Trying to Fix the Mets

Everybody wants to fix the Mets, and it seems that in doing so, we tend to forget the recent past. When articles get written by the New York Times or ESPN’s Adam Rubin we tend to forget that the Mets were on the verge of something truly amazing in 2006. Here’s the truth about the […]

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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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