Tag: Ryan Dempster

Terry Collins Also Wants Mets To Follow “Red Sox Model”

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins Also Wants Mets To Follow “Red Sox Model”

On Thursday night, Mets manager Terry Collins discussed the Mets offseason with reporters at a charity dinner in New York City. According to Adam Rubin, Collins also expects the Mets to follow the “Red Sox model” — signing a bulk of middle-tier free agents rather than the biggest names. “I’m sure that’s what the philosophy […]

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PED Users Are Good Options For Cost Conscious Teams Like The Mets

An article by posted on November 14, 2013 0 Comments
PED Users Are Good Options For Cost Conscious Teams Like The Mets

The 2013-2014 offseason features a deep class of quality talent ripe for the picking of any team willing to spend. Based upon GM Sandy Alderson’s comments at year’s end as well as the Mets reported discussions, it appears clear that the major focus is to acquire at least two position players: a shortstop and an […]

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Spreadsheet Baseball Doesn’t Win Championships, Character Does

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Spreadsheet Baseball Doesn’t Win Championships, Character Does

If you haven’t done so already, check out this article by Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. The veteran columnist shares an incident that took place in Spring Training when Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster asked teammate Jonny Gomes how he was doing and his response was: “Great, one day closer to the parade.’’ “Let […]

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Who Will Be The Mets’ Biggest Free Agent Splash This Offseason?

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
Who Will Be The Mets’ Biggest Free Agent Splash This Offseason?

Is shortstop Stephen Drew “that” guy? The financial handcuffs are finally off and Sandy Alderson apparently now has the wherewithal and flexibility to attack this offseason like he’s never had before. If there’s a player out there that can help this team and improve the Mets in any particular area, money will not prevent Sandy […]

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Check Out Last Year’s Off-Season Grades On Jays, Red Sox, Angels

An article by posted on October 4, 2013 0 Comments
Check Out Last Year’s Off-Season Grades On Jays, Red Sox, Angels

One of our readers, Rob Aguilar, sent me a link to February’s Off-Season Report Cards by the Sporting News. His point, as he indicated in his email, was that nobody was gloating over the Red Sox model before this past season began. Anyway, it’s funny looking back and reading these three particular capsules in hindsight. Toronto Blue […]

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The Red Sox Model and the Audacity of Hope

An article by posted on October 4, 2013 0 Comments
The Red Sox Model and the Audacity of Hope

New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said the 2014 budget has already been discussed, and Sandy Alderson said he could have enough resources at his disposal to offer a $100-million contract, which seemed unthinkable last year at this time. Alderson also said it is conceivable the Mets’ payroll could be even smaller next year. Their […]

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Why Mets Need To Add A Veteran Starting Pitcher; Top Three Options

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
Why Mets Need To Add A Veteran Starting Pitcher; Top Three Options

“Offense wins fans, pitching wins championships” is the old adage – and it remains true, considering the recent success of the San Francisco Giants, a team that has won 2 World Series in 3 years built around strong, mostly young & homegrown starting pitching and a solid but unspectacular and somewhat patchwork caliber offense. Generations […]

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Surprise, Surprise. A-Rod Gets Plunked In Return To Fenway

An article by posted on August 19, 2013 0 Comments
Surprise, Surprise. A-Rod Gets Plunked In Return To Fenway

I rarely post anything that isn’t Mets related, but I hope people had a chance to watch yesterday’s game between the Yankees and Red Sox in Fenway Park. Another chapter was written into one of the most storied rivalries in sports. In the second inning, Alex Rodriguez walked to the plate engulfed in a tidal […]

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Hits & Misses: Local Boys Making Noise, We Want Mike, Mets Bullpen Outperforming Rotation?

An article by posted on July 22, 2012 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Local Boys Making Noise, We Want Mike, Mets Bullpen Outperforming Rotation?

According to MetsBlog, since July 6, a span of 11 games, the Mets have pitched to a 5.99 ERA over 97 2/3 innings. Mets starting pitchers have pitched to a 6.93 ERA, the bullpen has pitched to a 4.42 ERA over that span. So yes, the worst bullpen in baseball is now out-performing our starting rotation. […]

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