Tag: Sandy Alderson

Sandy Alderson And His Legacy Of Diminished Expectations

An article by posted on November 18, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson And His Legacy Of Diminished Expectations

Who can forget where we were and what we were doing on December 16, 2004? (Ok, I admit it. I didn’t know the exact date either). It was a huge day for us fans. After finishing 25 GB and under .500 for the 3rd straight year, Omar Minaya made not only a bold move but […]

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Mets Can Still Get Back On Track This Winter

An article by posted on November 3, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Can Still Get Back On Track This Winter

On the heels of their sixth consecutive disappointing season, the Mets entered this offseason with another set of tempered expectations.  Having force fed fans a vision of contention for the 2014 season with the arrival of key pitching prospects, the Mets enter this winter with more questions than answers yet again.  Devoid of a quality […]

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How Long Can The Average Mets Fan Hold On?

An article by posted on November 2, 2012 0 Comments
How Long Can The Average Mets Fan Hold On?

Six years and counting…That’s how long it’s been since the Mets reached the postseason.  While not the worse drought in franchise history, this particular layoff comes on the heals of what was a brief era of promise as a result of big spending.  That spending is at least partially at fault for the teams current […]

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Valdespin Playing Right Field During Winter Ball, What It Means For The Mets

An article by posted on October 16, 2012 0 Comments
Valdespin Playing Right Field During Winter Ball, What It Means For The Mets

Adam Rubin of ESPN tweeted yesterday that Jordany Valdespin would be playing right field in the Dominican Winter League. This went against what most believed – that Valdespin would be playing second base this winter. I recently did an end of the year review for Valdespin on another Mets website, so this is the perfect […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis In Centerfield: A Good Plan, Or Act Of Desperation?

An article by posted on October 9, 2012 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis In Centerfield: A Good Plan, Or Act Of Desperation?

Unless the Wilpons hit the Powerball jackpot in the next couple of months, the Mets are not likely to sign any big name free-agents, a la Josh Hamilton, to play centerfield. Barring any off-season trades (I don’t see anything significant occurring), Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be the Mets opening day centerfielder. Beam me up, Sandy. Captain […]

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How To Fix The Mets According To The Movies

An article by posted on October 4, 2012 0 Comments
How To Fix The Mets According To The Movies

The four things the Mets have to do this off-season to keep the Moneyball project going strong according to the movies… 1. Hire Jonah Hill immediately to assist Sandy Alderson in the front office. 2. Trade Ike Davis. Find a guy with nerve damage in his throwing arm to play first base. Why? Because walks are […]

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Sandy Alderson Should Give Us A Kiss

An article by posted on October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Should Give Us A Kiss

By the time 1975 rolled around Al Pacino was considered box office gold. He’d already been nominated for Oscars for both of ‘The Godfather’ films as well as ‘Serpico,’ With the release of “Dog Day Afternoon,” Pacino was catapulted into the Hollywood elite. The film was a true story about a bank robbery in Brooklyn […]

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Alderson Reveals His Offseason Plan

An article by posted on October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Reveals His Offseason Plan

Well, Sandy Alderson did meet with Mets beat writers as I mentioned earlier and he had a mouthful to say. Adam Rubin got a good summary of everything: Wow… So lets see… 1. Informal conversations have taken place with Dickey and Wright. I think that’s called discussing parameters. 2. Buyouts on options for Santana and […]

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Collins and Alderson To Address Coaching Staff, Warthen Likely To Return

An article by posted on September 30, 2012 0 Comments

Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson will discuss the state and future of the coaching staff this Monday or Tuesday according to Mike Puma of the NY Post. A Mets official also told him that he would be surprised if Dan Warthen gets fired. This kind of backs up earlier reports from two weeks ago that intimated […]

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Finding The Silver Lining In The Mets’ Second Half

An article by posted on September 3, 2012 0 Comments
Finding The Silver Lining In The Mets’ Second Half

A lot can be said about the culture of a franchise and what it can do to both the confidence of the players and the fan base.  The best example unfortunately comes from the Bronx where we find the Yankees who are almost synonymous with winning.  In Queens though, things never seem to go as […]

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