Several Mets bloggers and I were lucky enough to ask Mets GM Sandy Alderson a few questions at the Mets holiday party. The major topic we discussed was the Cliff Lee deal with the Phillies. “A little bit surprised it was the Phillies,” said Alderson. “We knew there was a third club involved. It makes our division a little tougher on paper, but I’m looking forward to the National League East being great completion.” The [...]
Is the North Pole in Flushing? No, just Citi Field with a light dusting of snow. Do Santa’s elves wear Mets jerseys? At Citi Field they do. The Mets hosted their annual Christmas party Tuesday afternoon at Citi Field’s Acela Club. Roughly 100 school children from around the New York area attended to sing Christmas carols, enjoy a nice lunch, and receive a gift from Santa and his elves. This year, David Wright played the [...]
Openness, honesty and transparency. Virtues that tend to unfortunately fall on deaf ears in the many parts of the business world let alone professional sports. With the new administration gradually taking root in Flushing, times, like the saying goes, “they are a changin” and the man ushering in this change believes deeply in these virtues. This former Marine doesn’t just talk the talk. Sandy Alderson is a true believer and wants to make all New [...]
So riddle me this, Batman: how does the third highest payroll in the National League translate to “The Mets don’t spend any money?” Fanbases from all over are a reactionary bunch. I think it’s more pronounced in New York City, however, where high payrolls are the norm and superstars come in to sell jerseys and get people to come to games. Then they retire, and we look to get our fill by seeing who will [...]
As we know the Mets don’t have much money to spend this off season. Whether it’s only five million dollars or a little more Alderson is allowed to spend there will not be any top free agent signings this year. No Cliff Lee or Carl Crawford next season. With signing 2nd or possibly 3rd tier free agents it might not be fun watching the Mets every day next year. There will be plenty of stories [...]
Remember 1986? Wasn’t it great? We had Gary and Keith, Doc and Darryl, Lenny and Wally, Mookie and Frank. Frank???? Frank who? Remember the miracle of 1969? What an amazin’ year? Tom and Jerry, Cleon and Agee, Swoboda and Shamsky, Buddy and Johnny. Johnny??? Who the hell was Johnny? The Frank I’m referring to was Mets GM Frank Cashen. The Johnny from 69 was GM Johnny Murphy. Great baseball memories, the common history that we [...]
Oliver Perez is in the last year of his 3 year, 36 million dollar contract. When Omar Minaya signed Perez to this contract it was questioned from the start with good reason. Unfortunately for the Mets Perez has been downright awful for the last two years. He’s had knee injuries that have required surgery, he’s seen his velocity go below 90, has flat out refused a minor league assignment and in 2010 he didn’t win [...]
The purpose of Sabermetrics, in a nut shell, lay in its constant pursuit of finding the value of player’s most minute components. It’s a pure almost sanitized view of a player’s performance however like it is even admitted to in the book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, in human behavior there was always uncertainty and risk. No matter how accurately you valued past performance, it was still an uncertain guide to future [...]
Guess who’s back? For those of you who don’t know me, I am just as much a Jets fan as I am a Mets fan. For those of you that don’t follow Jets football, the Jets have been experiencing a period of success in the last two years or so. The major factor in the Jets success is their administration – Mike Tannenbaum and their new head coach, Rex Ryan. Mike Tannenbaum, like Sandy Alderson, [...]
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Last updated: 06/16/2013
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