Tag: roster

Alderson Has $10-15 Million To Spend On 17 Roster Spots

An article by posted on December 5, 2011 0 Comments

This afternoon in Dallas, Sandy Alderson told reporters that the Mets have between $20 and $25 million to spend this off-season, but that range includes paying Mike Pelfrey and Angel Pagan who will likely earn roughly $10 million in arbitration. That leaves approximately $10-15 million to spend on 17 other roster spots. It also means, Alderson must have misspoke […]

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The Two Hours Before Midnight Massacre

An article by posted on December 5, 2011 0 Comments
The Two Hours Before Midnight Massacre

In case you fell asleep early last night and haven’t been reading any of the other countless posts on the topic here at MMO, I have some sad news to report. A little over two hours before midnight, it was revealed that Jose Reyes decided to accept the Marlins’ latest contract offer of six years […]

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Balance Is The Key To The New CBA

An article by posted on November 30, 2011 0 Comments
Balance Is The Key To The New CBA

While details about the new CBA are still coming in, it seems one thing is quite apparent about this new deal. It was an exercise in balancing the inequities in the league. It starts off by balancing the AL and NL to have the same number of teams. While this does not appear to have […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Smart Spending, Saving Money and Long Term Planning

An article by posted on November 16, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Smart Spending, Saving Money and Long Term Planning

It is said over and over again that the problem with the Mets is a combination of financial difficulties coupled with unwise spending and negligence in development of youth needed to build a winning franchise. There is some truth in all of this the only question seems to be in the perception of how bad […]

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Jason Pridie Signs Minor League Deal With A’s

An article by posted on November 15, 2011 0 Comments
Jason Pridie Signs Minor League Deal With A’s

The A’s have signed Jason Pridie to a minor league deal, tweets Adam Rubin. Jason Pridie, who was removed from the Mets’ 40-man roster last week, has signed as a free agent with the Oakland Athletics on a minor league deal, according to his agents from Sosnick Cobbe sports. Pridie, 28, appeared in 101 games for the Mets […]

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Thoughts On Rushing Pitching Prospects and Rule 5

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

One of our readers emailed me this post on MetsBlog a few minutes ago and asked me what my thoughts were on potentially adding Jeurys Familia, Zack Wheeler, Jenrry Mejia or Matt Harvey to the Mets 40-man roster. Michael Baron wrote: On Tuesday, Sandy Alderson said he might have to add some players from the […]

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Mets On The Verge Of Climbing Mt. 500 Once Again

An article by posted on September 8, 2011 0 Comments

When the Mets fell to 61-68 I began to think about how bad this might get.  They had fought so hard all season long, and now the injuries were finally starting to take their toll on this young roster.  The guys like Turner, Tejada, and Gee among others were beginning to get exposed playing everyday […]

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Brewers PTBNL – Here Is One Possibility

An article by posted on July 15, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday’s trade wasn’t really about the two players to be named later.  It was about the fact this team needed to get away from the $17.5 million contract that Francisco Rodriguez would likely earn if he stayed in New Yorkmuch longer. I understand the people who want a closer to be with this team until […]

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Is Sandy Sticking To His Sabermetric Ways Mentioned In Moneyball?

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments

In the chapter on Sandy Alderson in Moneyball, one of the biggest things Alderson was credited for was how he ran his minor league system. Alderson runs a franchise like a military style boot camp. He has specific rules, and wants these rules and regulations enforced properly by his respective managers, especially in the minors. In an […]

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The Mets Have Roster Depth

An article by posted on May 8, 2011 0 Comments

I really enjoyed reading Ken Davidoff’s column on Newsday this morning. Unlike the last few seasons, Davidoff points out that this year the Mets have gotten some solid contributions from their roster depth when players have gotten hurt or landed on the DL. Jason Pridie is one such player that has been a pleasant surprise […]

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