Tag: Sandy Alderson

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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Sandy Alderson Responds To Jeff Wilpon’s Comments

An article by posted on October 31, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Responds To Jeff Wilpon’s Comments

“The Mets aren’t ready to trade most of their team just yet.” writes Dan Martin of the New York Post. That was his takeaway after listening to Mets GM Sandy Alderson respond to comments made by the team’s COO Jeff Wilpon on Tuesday. While there’s no doubt Jeff Wilpon was correct in pointing out the […]

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What Would It Take For Mets To Win A Wild Card In 2014?

An article by posted on October 30, 2013 0 Comments
What Would It Take For Mets To Win A Wild Card In 2014?

What would it take this offseason for the Mets to contend for a Wild Card in 2014 as Sandy Alderson asserts? Xtreem – Jon Niese and Zack Wheeler need to step up and find some way to alleviate the loss of Matt Harvey as best they can. You can’t replace the best pitcher in the […]

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Jeff Wilpon Says There’s More Payroll Flexibility, But Is There?

An article by posted on October 30, 2013 0 Comments
Jeff Wilpon Says There’s More Payroll Flexibility, But Is There?

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York posted some direct quotes from Jeff Wilpon who spoke about the state of the team, spending and whether there’s any pressure to start winning on Sandy Alderson. “I think he [Sandy Alderson] feels the pressure, like we all do, to try to get this turned around and start winning. […]

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Does 2015 Free Agent Market Influence Mets 2014 Offseason Strategy?

An article by posted on October 28, 2013 0 Comments
Does 2015 Free Agent Market Influence Mets 2014 Offseason Strategy?

An MMO Fan Shot By Andrew Doris The two-year plan The past two seasons, the Mets have finished 74-88. Over that time, they’ve dumped all their albatross contracts (except Bobby Bonilla…) and resolved the Bernie Madoff lawsuit, such that management finally appears capable of investing in the team. Whether they will or not remains to […]

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