Tag: Sandy Alderson

Report Says Tensions Brewing Between Alderson and Collins

An article by posted on March 24, 2015 0 Comments
Report Says Tensions Brewing Between Alderson and Collins

Green grass, blue skies, bright sunshine, and talk of Mets October Baseball… What could be better… And yet, something is amiss… According to John Harper of the Daily News, there are visible signs of mounting friction in Port St. Lucie between GM Sandy Alderson and his manager Terry Collins. Read on… Some level of tension […]

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Mets Officials Underwhelmed By Lefty Relief Candidates In Camp

An article by posted on March 23, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Officials Underwhelmed By Lefty Relief Candidates In Camp

Mets officials have been underwhelmed by the four left-handed relief candidates in major league camp: Scott Rice, Sean Gilmartin, Dario Alvarez and Jack Leathersich, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “They might acquire someone from outside the organization before Opening Day. Baltimore Orioles southpaw Brian Matusz is one potential option. A waiver claim on […]

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Adam Rubin Reviews Alderson’s Biography

An article by posted on March 19, 2015 0 Comments
Adam Rubin Reviews Alderson’s Biography

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York published a review last night of Sandy Alderson’s upcoming biography “Baeball Maverick: How Sandy Alderson Revolutionized Baseball and Revived the Mets”. In his review, Rubin highlighted Alderson’s comments on Terry Collins‘ job security and what happened behind the scenes in the Carlos Beltran trade. Here are some of the […]

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Mets Notes: Parnell and Black Injury Updates, Wheeler Declines Comment

An article by posted on March 17, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Parnell and Black Injury Updates, Wheeler Declines Comment

Closer Bobby Parnell had been scheduled to pitch in a minor-league game today, however he told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that  that plan has been scrapped and instead he’ll throw another bullpen session this morning. “It’s all good,” he told Rubin. Parnell is sidelined with a left hamstring injury. He is expected to begin the […]

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Mets “Going With What We Got” In Bullpen

An article by posted on March 12, 2015 0 Comments
Mets “Going With What We Got” In Bullpen

According to Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, the Mets placed less of a priority to acquire a veteran left-handed reliever “not because of money” but because as the team source put it, “we were confident with what we got.” That of course is a complete reversal from the team’s early offseason posture, when they […]

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Matt Reynolds Is Making His Presence Known

An article by posted on March 11, 2015 0 Comments
Matt Reynolds Is Making His Presence Known

Matt Reynolds has impressed many within the Mets organization this spring, continuing on his stellar development that spanned over two minor league levels last season. Mike Puma (NY Post) recently discussed the meteoric rise of the 24 year old prospect who is considered a multi-faceted player with the potential to see major league time soon. “He’s probably not that […]

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Collins and Tejada Respond To Jose Reyes Criticism

An article by posted on March 1, 2015 0 Comments
Collins and Tejada Respond To Jose Reyes Criticism

Terry Collins told reporters that he has no problem with Jose Reyes being critical of Ruben Tejada. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with one of your peers challenging you once in a while,” Collins said “Reyes is a guy who gets ready to play. I think the world of Jose Reyes. Apparently, he may […]

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Perhaps History Played A Role In Mets Offseason Inactivity

An article by posted on February 27, 2015 0 Comments
Perhaps History Played A Role In Mets Offseason Inactivity

On December 10, 1971, the Mets sent pitching prospect Nolan Ryan to the Los Angeles Angels for third baseman Jim Fregosi. At the time, the deal seemed reasonable. Fregosi had been an All-Star for six of the past seven seasons and was widely regarded as one of the better third basemen in baseball. Meanwhile, the […]

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Six Things We Learned From Terry Collins On Saturday

An article by posted on February 21, 2015 0 Comments
Six Things We Learned From Terry Collins On Saturday

1. For weeks Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins have been suggesting that Matt Harvey would be held back at the start of the season so he could pitch the home opener at Citi Field on April 13 against the Phillies. But while speaking to reporters today at Tradition Field, Collins said he has every intention […]

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Are Mets Capable of a 40 WAR Season and Going to the Playoffs?

An article by posted on February 17, 2015 0 Comments
Are Mets Capable of a 40 WAR Season and Going to the Playoffs?

Mark Simon of ESPN,  took to GM Sandy Alderson’s “10 win” comments from earlier this month and decided to measure that improvement in WAR.  After compiling a total of 29.6 WAR last year (ESPN WAR not FanGraphs), a 10 win improvement would put the Mets a shade under an overall total of 40.  According to Simon,”nine teams […]

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