Tag: Sandy Alderson

Free Agent Update: Brewers Sign K-Rod, Mets Scouted Hanrahan Today

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Free Agent Update: Brewers Sign K-Rod, Mets Scouted Hanrahan Today

MLBTR confirmed that the Mets did attend a light bullpen today to watch Joel Hanrahan as Buster Olney reported on Thursday. Hanrahan’s agent Mike Dillon of Reynolds Sports Management tells MLBTR: “Reports of a showcase workout with Joel Hanrahan are inaccurate. Teams that have been interested in watching his light bullpens have been welcome and the Mets […]

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Lies, Lies and More Damned Lies

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Lies, Lies and More Damned Lies

1. It’s All In The Rearview Mirror “It’s all in the rearview mirror,” Wilpon said about past financial woes last year as the 2013 spring training started, “The family is in great shape. The family really is in great shape. There’s no one in my family — there’s the Katz family, the Wilpon family, kids […]

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Potential 2015 Free Agent Class Littered With Shortstop Talent

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Potential 2015 Free Agent Class Littered With Shortstop Talent

As each day passes, Ruben Tejada becomes more and more likely to be the man at shortstop come Opening Day. Sandy Alderson finally put the kibosh on the idea of the Mets signing Stephen Drew earlier this week, calling the potential move ‘unlikely’. Reports indicated a willingness by New York to negotiate a one-year deal […]

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Sandy Keeps ‘Em Laughing At BBWAA Dinner

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Keeps ‘Em Laughing At BBWAA Dinner

The New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association gathered in Manhattan tonight for their Annual Awards Dinner. The 2013 MLB award winners all received their trophies for MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year, and there were also the very popular New York chapter awards. National Baseball Awards Miguel […]

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Mets Newcomers Sport Unusually High Strikeout Percentages

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Newcomers Sport Unusually High Strikeout Percentages

Coming off a 2013 season that saw the Mets strikeout as much as any other team in the National League, Sandy Alderson and the front office has done little to ensure that they won’t accomplish the same feat. In fact, they may surpass it in 2014. The two major offensive acquisitions made this season by […]

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Mets Simply Don’t Love Drew As A Player

An article by posted on January 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Simply Don’t Love Drew As A Player

2:00 PM In a mailbag post on Mets.com, beat writer Anthony DiComo answered the following question: Why is general manager Sandy Alderson so against signing Stephen Drew to a two- or three-year contract? The only explanation I can give you is one I’ve heard multiple times this winter: the Mets simply don’t love Drew as a player. […]

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How The Mets’ 40 Man Roster Was Assembled

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
How The Mets’ 40 Man Roster Was Assembled

David Wright is now the Mets’ longest tenured player. The Mets 40 man roster presently has 38 occupants. 12 of those are occupied by players acquired during Sandy Alderson’s tenure. 25 were acquired under Omar Minaya. 1 was acquired under Steve Phillips. So how was the present 40 man roster assembled and by whom? Sandy […]

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Allan Dykstra: A Sabermetrician’s Dream

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 18 Comments
Allan Dykstra: A Sabermetrician’s Dream

Allan Dykstra was drafted in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. He played his college ball at Wake Forest University, and the Demon Deacon was considered one of the top power threats in college baseball at the time. Some considered Dykstra to be a better prospect than Ike […]

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Roberto Clemente: Baseball’s Last Hero

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 7 Comments
Roberto Clemente: Baseball’s Last Hero

It was on this day in 1972, that baseball great Roberto Clemente died in a plane crash while delivering food and water to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. He has canceled all plans to celebrate the new year, opting instead to be a ray of hope for victims in need and in desperation. He was already a baseball […]

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A Christmas Carol: The Sandy I Met

An article by posted on December 24, 2013 0 Comments
A Christmas Carol: The Sandy I Met

Pen went to paper way back in 1843. Even so, the classic holiday novella, “The Christmas Carol” resonates with readers today as one of Charles Dickens’ most important literary contributions. No other character in the beloved novella captures the fascination of readers and viewers like Ebenezer Scrooge. Many times, my mind shifts to Ebenezer Scrooge […]

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