Tag: Sandy Alderson

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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Featured Post: Does A “Mets Way” Exist?

An article by posted on October 28, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Does A “Mets Way” Exist?

Wednesday night marked the beginning of the World Series and the two teams which have been praised all postseason long for having outstanding systems and team building began to battle one another for the championship. While the manner in which these League Champs were built is certainly much more complicated than the way the mass […]

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What The 2015 Mets Will Look Like If Built Entirely From Prospects

An article by posted on October 26, 2013 0 Comments
What The 2015 Mets Will Look Like If Built Entirely From Prospects

With news floating around that the Mets may indeed punt again in 2014, and with Matt Harvey sidelined the entire year; maybe it’s time to start looking at what the New York Mets may look like in 2015.  I know it’s a depressing thought, and I’m sorry for bringing it up.  But that doesn’t mean […]

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Mets Are Going Hard After Marlon Byrd

An article by posted on October 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are Going Hard After Marlon Byrd

Mike Francesa of WFAN announced that he has knowledge that the Mets are going hard after free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd as long as he doesn’t cost too much. This is not surprising considering he was one of the most productive players on the team batting .291/.336/.531 this season with a career-high 24 home runs, 35 […]

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