Tag: payroll

Sandy Alderson Has Big Expectations For 2017

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Sandy Alderson Has Big Expectations For 2017

Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News caught up with Mets GM Sandy Alderson on Sunday after the team’s first full-squad workout of the Spring, and he had some very straightforward things to say about the upcoming season. “We’re all-in here,” he said about a payroll that is nearing $160 million dollars. “I think it’s […]

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Alderson On Payroll: “Mets Are All In”

An article by posted on 19/02/2017 0 Comments
Alderson On Payroll: “Mets Are All In”

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Sunday and alleviated any payroll concerns despite still having right fielder Jay Bruce on the roster by convincingly asserting that, “the Mets are all in” financially. While there are no ongoing trade discussions at the moment to move Bruce, Alderson said the team is […]

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Alderson Expects Decreased Payroll By Opening Day

An article by posted on 07/12/2016 0 Comments
Alderson Expects Decreased Payroll By Opening Day

According to ESPN‘s Adam Rubin, Sandy Alderson “all but acknowledged” that the Opening Day payroll will be lower than it is at this point in the offseason. Currently, the payroll is estimated to be around $150 million. Once the Mets trade Jay Bruce ($13M) or Curtis Granderson ($15M), that payroll will shrink by an amount […]

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A.J. Pollock: Viable Backup Option to Cespedes?

An article by posted on 25/11/2016 0 Comments
A.J. Pollock: Viable Backup Option to Cespedes?

New Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Mike Hazen could be looking to shed more payroll after trading shortstop Jean Segura to the Seattle Mariners. Segura had a career year in 2016 in his only season with the D-Backs, but he is arbitration eligible and is projected to make $7.3 million by MLBTR. That’s quite a jump […]

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Examining Potential Suitors For Cespedes

An article by posted on 31/10/2016 0 Comments
Examining Potential Suitors For Cespedes

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News, examines and ranks the potential suitors for free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, who is expected to opt out of his contract with the Mets as soon as the World Series ends. She projects the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Angels as the leading candidates to […]

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Trade Bruce For The Right Reasons

An article by posted on 19/10/2016 0 Comments
Trade Bruce For The Right Reasons

Jon Heyman recently reported that a rival executive thinks the Mets might consider trading Jay Bruce once they pick up his 13 million dollar contract option after the season. This news really isn’t all that shocking. Mets fans have been speculating for months that this might be a possibility depending on the outcome of the […]

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The Mets Will Double Down In 2017

An article by posted on 12/10/2016 0 Comments
The Mets Will Double Down In 2017

Do you like teams built around talented young power arms that could fall apart due to injury at any moment? Do you like streaky power hitters and an offense that scores the majority of its runs via the long ball? Do you like short term contracts and a hard mandate from ownership to avoid expensive […]

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Mets & Nationals: Reversal of Fortunes

An article by posted on 08/02/2016 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 04/02/2016 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 03/02/2016 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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