Tag: Sandy Alderson

Mets Announce Kevin Long As New Hitting Coach

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Announce Kevin Long As New Hitting Coach

The Mets have announced that Kevin Long will become the hitting coach for the Mets. In a statement released to the media, Sandy Alderson said the following: “Kevin’s experience, success and wealth of knowledge make him the perfect fit as our hitting instructor. This is a very positive step for the Mets. We welcome Kevin, […]

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Hitting Coach Update: Yankees Tell Magadan He Didn’t Get The Job

An article by posted on October 20, 2014 0 Comments
Hitting Coach Update: Yankees Tell Magadan He Didn’t Get The Job

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports that Dave Magadan, who was a finalist for the Yankees’ hitting coach job, was informed he did not get the position and that the Yankees and are looking elsewhere. That makes Magadan the frontrunner for Oakland’s open hitting coach job, Slusser says, particularly with Chili Davis having […]

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How Alderson Stacks Up With Previous GM’s

An article by posted on October 20, 2014 0 Comments
How Alderson Stacks Up With Previous GM’s

Within the next two weeks we’ll witness the same scene that gets played out every October. Amidst the spray of champagne and exuberant shouts, the commissioner will be standing on a stage presenting a trophy to the owner, manager and General Manager of the World Champions. Now, if the commissioner would instead be presenting a […]

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Featured Post: Can Wilmer Flores Find Stardom At Second Base?

An article by posted on October 17, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Can Wilmer Flores Find Stardom At Second Base?

The Mets have more than a back-up plan should Daniel Murphy be moved in the offseason, they quite possibly have upgrades.  It’s still a gamble though, Murphy’s production is solid and he has sustained it over the course of several years.  In 126 games at second base this year, he batted (.302) with 34 doubles, […]

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Bring In The Fences, Bring On The Controversy…

An article by posted on October 15, 2014 0 Comments
Bring In The Fences, Bring On The Controversy…

As was reported on Tuesday by Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, the Mets are poised to renovate the dimensions of Citi Field for the second time in four years. Once again the team plans to bring in the fences, this time concentrating their efforts on the right-center and right field walls. Why do this, […]

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Featured Post: Winners Win, Losers Make Excuses

An article by posted on October 13, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Winners Win, Losers Make Excuses

Exhibit A: In August 2013 Mets fans held their collective breath when learning of an injury to Matt Harvey. A short time later when it became clear he was finished for not only the remainder of that season but for the following year as well, fans by and large threw in the towel. We immediately […]

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Qualifying Offers Rise To $15.3 Million

An article by posted on October 7, 2014 0 Comments
Qualifying Offers Rise To $15.3 Million

This off-season, free agents that are extended qualifying offers by their current teams will be in store for a paycheck worth $15.3 million should they accept their offers. The figure was arrived at by averaging the 125 highest-paid players in a given season. The qualifying offer enables a team to either bring back a player […]

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Mets Won’t Add Backman To Big League Coaching Staff

An article by posted on October 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Won’t Add Backman To Big League Coaching Staff

Matt Ehalt of NJ.com is reporting that Wally Backman will not be promoted to the Mets major league staff. Instead he has been offered the managing job with the Las Vegas 51′s but it is currently unclear if he will return. The Mets are still searching for a hitting coach and it was reported last week […]

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It’s Not That Complicated, Make More Contact…

An article by posted on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Not That Complicated, Make More Contact…

It was so exciting to watch the the Kansas City Royals come back in extra-innings and beat the Oakland A’s last night with a stunning 9-8 victory. What high-drama, what suspense, what a game… If any of you hated the sudden death one-game Wild Card round, you may want to reconsider. What happened last night […]

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Mets Management and the Acceptance of Mediocrity

An article by posted on September 29, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Management and the Acceptance of Mediocrity

The Mets entered the 2011 season with a new skipper and a new General Manager. Despite realizing we’d need to rebuild, Fred Wilpon claimed, “In this city, it’s all about winning.” We are now four years removed from that statement and apparently it’s NOT all about winning. After finishing below .500 every year since, ownership […]

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