Tag: Sandy Alderson

The Protected Pick and The Looming Winter Of Our Discontent

An article by posted on September 24, 2013 0 Comments
The Protected Pick and The Looming Winter Of Our Discontent

After last night’s 3-2 loss to the Reds, the Mets remain in a four-way tie for the eighth worst record. The teams with the 10 worst records get their first round picks protected in the 2014 Draft. If it comes down to a tie breaker to determine the ten worst teams, the higher draft pick goes to […]

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Everybody Loves Sandy… Especially the Rest of the National League

An article by posted on September 24, 2013 0 Comments
Everybody Loves Sandy… Especially the Rest of the National League

It was the most important game of the year. If the Mets wanted to make the post-season they needed to win. There was no tomorrow. I prepared myself: A Coke, a handful of pretzels, a fresh pack of cigarettes, my Mets cap, my lucky Mets shirt. And before I even got comfortable, it was over. A lead-off […]

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Collins Wants Tejada To Reclaim The Shortstop Job In 2014

An article by posted on September 19, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Wants Tejada To Reclaim The Shortstop Job In 2014

(Updated) One day after Terry Collins announced that Ruben Tejada suffered a broken right fibula and would miss the remainder of the season, he challenged his shortstop to comeback next Spring focused and with some fire in his belly. “My message is real simple: this job is his,” Collins said of next year’s starting shortstop gig. “But […]

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Matt Harvey to Sandy Alderson: The Future Starts Now, Pallie

An article by posted on September 18, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey to Sandy Alderson: The Future Starts Now, Pallie

Sandy Alderson looked a little green sitting next to Matt Harvey during Tuesday evening’s press conference to announce that no, the young ace won’t go under the knife and miss the next year, thank you very much. Harvey took a look at the long term, at the constant punting of the Mets seasons, of the […]

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Featured Post: Breaking Backman

An article by posted on September 16, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Breaking Backman

Passion is a powerful force. It reveals the extremely fine line between good and evil; friend and foe; master and slave. Passion turned Walter While, your average high school science teacher into Heisenberg, a maniacal drug-dealing assassin in khakis and a pork pie hat. Passion is Walter Wayne Backman’s worst enemy — and slim hope. […]

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Frank Francisco Suffers Thumb Injury

An article by posted on September 14, 2013 0 Comments
Frank Francisco Suffers Thumb Injury

Frank Francisco was removed from the first game of today’s doubleheader after injuring his right thumb on a hard come-backer off the bat of Logan Morrison. Christian Yelich scored on the play. David Aardsma replaced Francisco with a runner on second base and two outs in the eighth inning. Terry Collins said there was significant […]

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To Boldly Go Where No GM Has Gone Before: Why the Mets Will Never Win with Alderson

An article by posted on September 13, 2013 0 Comments
To Boldly Go Where No GM Has Gone Before: Why the Mets Will Never Win with Alderson

A couple of nights ago I’m on Facebook checking out a page for fellow Mets fans. We’re all rejoicing in the Yankees misery. I, too, add a few comments and threw in a joke about ‘A-Roid.’ Someone else commented about us playing spoiler and knocking the Nats further back. Then, it hit me. This is what we’ve become. […]

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Heyman Says Choo Fits The Bill For The Mets This Winter

An article by posted on September 12, 2013 0 Comments
Heyman Says Choo Fits The Bill For The Mets This Winter

I wanted to update this post with two quick items that were reported in the last 24 hours. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer who covers the Reds and has better intel than some of the speculation I’m seeing elsewhere (MetsBlog 4/$40), says that Choo’s strong season should put agent Scott Boras in a position to ask […]

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Alderson Made It Known Backman Had No Chance Of Managing The Mets

An article by posted on September 12, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Made It Known Backman Had No Chance Of Managing The Mets

Manager Terry Collins will return to manage the Mets next season, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. Even with the Mets’s September record at 2-8, he will not be held responsible for wins and losses on a team that is lacking major league talent and will have it’s fifth losing season in a […]

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Alderson: Second Opinion On Harvey Will Determine “Quality and Number” Of Starter They Will Target

An article by posted on September 9, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: Second Opinion On Harvey Will Determine “Quality and Number” Of Starter They Will Target

Mets righthander Matt Harvey will have his sore right elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews this week for a second opinion to help him determine if he should opt for Tommy John surgery as the Mets team doctors initially advised. Manager Terry Collins said before Sunday’s game confirmed the news, but added that no date […]

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