Tag: Sandy Alderson

Are We Setting Up Our Best Hitting Prospects For Success?

An article by posted on June 8, 2014 0 Comments
Are We Setting Up Our Best Hitting Prospects For Success?

In a recent article on Newsday, Mets beat writer Marc Carig cited a strong farm system that has improved tremendously this year to produce players that have on-field impacts. “When the Mets took the field for a series opener against the Cubs Tuesday night, the starting lineup included a pair of reinforcements from Las Vegas, outfielder Matt […]

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Bring Out The Tiger In Granderson

An article by posted on June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Bring Out The Tiger In Granderson

Tuesday night’s game really got me thinking about the future of Curtis Granderson. He played exactly how I would like to see him play moving forward. He had three hits, all of which were singles and also stole a base. The amount of pressure on Granderson’s shoulders goes beyond the $60 million dollar contract he […]

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Four Years Later, Alderson Still Waiting For His Hitting Approach To Breed Success

An article by posted on June 2, 2014 0 Comments
Four Years Later, Alderson Still Waiting For His Hitting Approach To Breed Success

Mets beat reporter Marc Carig of Newsday, took an in depth look at Sandy Alderson’s organizational approach to hitting that included several insights and quotes from Terry Collins, Minor League Director Dick Scott, VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta, and players David Wright and Brandon Nimmo. There is no room for deviation. So the Mets […]

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Mets Deny Report That Jeff Wilpon Ordered Hit On Hudgens

An article by posted on May 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Deny Report That Jeff Wilpon Ordered Hit On Hudgens

4:30 PM The Mets have denied the report from Howard Megdal of Capital New York (read below) that the order to fire Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens came from Jeff Wilpon. Megdal reported that Jeff Wilpon sent general manager Sandy Alderson an “angry” text during the team’s 5-3 loss to the Pirates on Memorial Day and followed […]

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Hudgens Fires Back: Loosen Purse Strings If You Want A Winner

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Hudgens Fires Back: Loosen Purse Strings If You Want A Winner

Recently ousted Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens was a guest of Michael Kay on ESPN Radio where he said: “If they want a winner in that town, I would let the purse strings loose and let Sandy do whatever he wants.” This basically goes to what most of us have been saying all day here; […]

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Is The Quest For 90 Over? The Math Says It Is.

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
Is The Quest For 90 Over? The Math Says It Is.

“This team is now about being successful. This is about concrete expectations about what we need to do. The 90 wins is about challenge.” – Sandy Alderson There are still 113 games left in the 2014 season, and while the Mets are only five games under .500 with a 22-27 record and sitting six games out […]

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Step Aside Sandy…

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Step Aside Sandy…

The Star-Ledger writes that Gov. Chris Christie would love for Sandy Alderson to step aside so that he could take over as the general manager of the Mets. “I would love to be general manager of the Mets,” Christie told WFAN. ”If Sandy would put his crap in boxes and get out of there now, I’d […]

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Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

I had an interesting exchange with a couple of friends over the weekend when I voiced my exasperation with the Mets and Terry Collins in particular. They contested my belief that Collins is to blame for some of the perplexing lineups that have come our way of late. These lineups are odd, they defy explanation, […]

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Collins Says Mejia Could Take Over As Closer

An article by posted on May 15, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says Mejia Could Take Over As Closer

May 15 On Tuesday, Terry Collins said that Jeurys Familia, Jose Valverde, and Daisuke Matsuzaka were all options to be the team’s closer. He declined to say which he would lean on the most, ”I’d like to, but I’m not sure we’re going to do it just yet,” he said. Collins went on to say that […]

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Alderson Outsmarts NY Media

An article by posted on May 13, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Outsmarts NY Media

Sandy Alderson’s disappearing act on Sunday was brilliant. The New York Mets made a miraculous comeback to avoid being swept by the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, capped off by a walk-off single by Ruben Tejada, who has been struggling for, well, all of 2013 and the first six weeks of the 2014 season. The team […]

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