Tag: Sandy Alderson

Phillies Deal With Marlon Byrd Includes Vesting Option For Third Year

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies Deal With Marlon Byrd Includes Vesting Option For Third Year

The Phillies have reached an agreement on a two-year, $16 million deal with free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. However, late last night it was learned that the deal includes a vesting option for a third year. ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported that the $8 million club option for 2016 vests if […]

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Granderson Wants To Sign With A Winning Team

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Granderson Wants To Sign With A Winning Team

Within minutes after I wrote this post this morning, Ken Rosenthal quoted Curtis Granderson who said his morning in an interview, that his number one goal this offseason was to sign with a winning team. That’s not something you often hear from a free agent, but would he be willing to accept a lesser contract to […]

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The Mets Aren’t Big Enough For Two $17.5 Million A Year Commitments

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Aren’t Big Enough For Two $17.5 Million A Year Commitments

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson arrived in Orlando for the GM Meetings tonight and got things started with his usual deadpan humor. “Well, I was upstairs stacking our money. Don’t get too excited. They were all fives.” When asked how high the stack of five dollar bills go, he responded: ”Not as high as some people […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Hope For The Best, But Expect The Worst Edition

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Hope For The Best, But Expect The Worst Edition

I have been a Mets fan since my birth 41 years ago, and in that time I have seen more than a handful of highs – and more than my share of lows. I have lived through Frank Taveras and Alex Trevino, Bob Bailor and Bruce Bosclair, Rich Rodriguez and Tony Tarasco, and now Lucas […]

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Mets Shouldn’t Overpay For Middling Talent

An article by posted on November 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Shouldn’t Overpay For Middling Talent

The Mets are at a crossroads right now, and we know what the giant elephant in the room is: Matt Harvey is out for the entirety of 2014. With that being the case, the Mets’ brass really needs to be smart this offseason. It begs the question: Do we go all-in right now or wait […]

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Why The Mets Won’t Invest $100 Million On Any Player…

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Why The Mets Won’t Invest $100 Million On Any Player…

Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog weighed in on the $100 million dollar player issue and explains why the Mets won’t go there. There are revenue reasons, I’m sure, no question. But, also, regardless of budget size and your team’s financial situation, I just don’t think Sandy Alderson believes in those sort of commitments when building a baseball team. […]

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Mets Offseason ’13-’14: Anything Beats The Bargain Bin

An article by posted on November 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Offseason ’13-’14: Anything Beats The Bargain Bin

The Mets can spend this offseason. That has been the overall message conveyed for the past several months, however will they spend and to what degree remains the begging question. The “Red Sox Model” has been mentioned a great deal, meaning the Amazin’s would avoid the top-tier free agents, instead finding the Shane Victorinos and […]

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Roberto Clemente, Branch Rickey and the New York Mets

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Roberto Clemente, Branch Rickey and the New York Mets

The new GM was cool and manipulative in his transactions, meticulous with his records, formal in his speech, stingy with his money, interested equally in a player’s psychological disposition and his ability to learn an elusive hook slide. This GM’s world could be studied, categorized, and explained. Good things did not fall upon people, or baseball clubs, by […]

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Featured Post: Three Years In And Things May Be Worse…

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Three Years In And Things May Be Worse…

I got an email the other day asking me why I always downplay the Mets going after players like Shin-Soo Choo, Jacoby Ellsbury or Carlos Beltran. The reader wanted to know why I’ve become such a pessimist. My response to her was simple. “I don’t trust the people in charge, hence I’m skeptical of anything […]

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Featured Post: Selling High & Buying Low – The Sandy Alderson Philosophy

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Selling High & Buying Low – The Sandy Alderson Philosophy

Over the last few seasons, Sandy Alderson has managed the team’s budget with an approach conservative enough to make the Republican party envious. Some love the strategy and some hate it but with each passing sub .500 season, his tactics are becoming increasingly questioned. Most of the fan base understood the reasoning behind trading away […]

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