Tag: Sandy Alderson

Mets and Johan Santana Are Likely To Part Ways

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets and Johan Santana Are Likely To Part Ways

After undergoing surgery in April to repair a tear in the anterior capsule of his left shoulder, Johan Santana has begun a throwing program and is making great progress toward his return to pitching in games. Last week, Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger reported that Santana’s agent, Chris Leible, said a return to the Mets isn’t out of […]

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The Mets Plan Of Building Around Young Pitchers Is Like Gambling On Internet Stocks

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Plan Of Building Around Young Pitchers Is Like Gambling On Internet Stocks

If there is one thing the Mets have going for them it is the very exciting crop of young pitchers in their farm system. It seems that the strategy going forward is to stockpile as many promising young pitchers as they possibly can. The question is whether or not this is a smart move and […]

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Jose Reyes and Sandy Alderson’s Defining Mets Moment

An article by posted on October 15, 2013 0 Comments
Jose Reyes and Sandy Alderson’s Defining Mets Moment

You remember the parting words. After the Mets infamously failed to make even a token hometown discount offer to the greatest shortstop in the team’s half century on the diamond, California import Sandy Alderson took the low road as GM. “If you are asking whether I should have sent him a box of chocolates, perhaps […]

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Byrd Open To A Return To Mets, Says He Loved Being Here

An article by posted on October 4, 2013 0 Comments
Byrd Open To A Return To Mets, Says He Loved Being Here

Right fielder Marlon Byrd recently told Sandy Alderson that he would be open to returning to the Mets next season, Kristie Ackert of the Daily News reports. “I’ve talked to Sandy, I told him thank you for the opportunity at the beginning of the year and thank you for the opportunity to play for a winner,” Byrd […]

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You Can Only Sell The Future For So Long

An article by posted on October 3, 2013 0 Comments
You Can Only Sell The Future For So Long

Here’s the latest accounting on the Mets payroll, according to the man who’s supposed to be holding all the cards. Sandy Alderson said that the Mets payroll for this past season ended up around $87-88 million. He asserts that the Mets have approximately $40 million coming off the books this winter, and they have just […]

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Mets To Refinance Debt Payment For Mid-2014, Losses Significantly Lower In 2013

An article by posted on October 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets To Refinance Debt Payment For Mid-2014, Losses Significantly Lower In 2013

According to a report in the New York Post, the Mets will be looking to refinance “roughly $250 million in bank debt”. This is no doubt referring to the large note that becomes due in June of 2014, that we’ve talked and heard so much about. But thanks to the great job by Sandy Alderson, […]

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The Magic Is Back… Again…

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
The Magic Is Back… Again…

The Magic is Back! That was the Mets promotional slogan in the spring of 1980 after Nelson Doubleday Jr. and Fred Wilpon had purchased New York’s National League franchise. From a business standpoint, the new Met owners bought in at a perfect time. The Mets were in shambles, last place finishers in three consecutive seasons prior to the purchase. Acting […]

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A Mets Penultimatum

An article by posted on September 29, 2013 0 Comments
A Mets Penultimatum

Phew, the protected pick is safe! That’s some great managing by Terry Collins – now the Mets won’t lose a draft choice when they make the big run on free agents and true major league talent that has always been promised for the historic winter of 2013-14. Scott Atchison, who I still maintain looks great […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The “What If” Edition

An article by posted on September 28, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The “What If” Edition

Warning !!  What you are about to see is an exercise in futility. What if Johan Santana didn’t blow out his surgically repaired shoulder again during Spring Training ? What if Shaun Marcum pitched anywhere near the numbers on the back of his baseball card ? What if Matt Harvey didn’t injure his elbow – […]

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Sandy Alderson Sees 2013 Season As “Something To Build On”

An article by posted on September 27, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Sees 2013 Season As “Something To Build On”

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson joined the SNY telecast during tonight’s Mets vs. Brewers game and touched on a wide variety of topics with Gary, Keith and Ron including this season, the upcoming winter, Travis d’Arnaud among others. 2013 Season Alderson stated that he was “generally disappointed” with the season and is “not happy” but […]

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