Tag: Sandy Alderson

The Johan Santana Injury Farce and Why This is S.O.M. (Same Old Mets)

An article by posted on July 22, 2012 0 Comments
The Johan Santana Injury Farce and Why This is S.O.M. (Same Old Mets)

As I read Terry Collins’ and Sandy Alderson’s quotes in the paper this morning regarding Johan Santana going on the disabled list, my nostrils began to flair, my face was turning red, I almost scalded myself with the cup of hot coffee that was shaking in my hand, and I finally ran to get some […]

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These Mets Won’t Get It Done

An article by posted on July 17, 2012 0 Comments
These Mets Won’t Get It Done

It’s all fun and games until the Mets find themselves a half a dozen games back in the division and fading. That’s certainly how it feels today as the Mets limp into DC with their season on the ropes. With six games against the NL East leading Washington Nationals over the next nine days, the […]

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Mets Face Second Half Uncertainty

An article by posted on July 12, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Face Second Half Uncertainty

I know there are Mets fans out there who, like me, are still operating under the constant state of cautious optimism. The first half if the season saw the Mets surpass most of our wildest expectations. They won early and often, not spending a single day under .500 this season. On Friday when the second […]

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Mets Matters: The Path To Sustainability

An article by posted on June 27, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Matters: The Path To Sustainability

Just over 18 months ago, the Mets hired Sandy Alderson in hopes that he could turn around an overpaid and underachieving franchise. In his first season as General Manager, Alderson hired Terry Collins, signed Chris Capuano and Chris Young to small, incentive-laden deals, and plugged some holes on the roster with veterans such as Scott […]

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Don’t Expect Any “Quick Fixes” From This Front Office

An article by posted on June 12, 2012 0 Comments
Don’t Expect Any “Quick Fixes” From This Front Office

The upcoming weeks are probably the most stressful of the year for any general manager of a big league club. Year after year, they are faced with a tough decision- do you risk the future to try to win now? The Mets, 32-29, are currently five games back of division-leading Washington, and three back of […]

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First Place In Our Hearts, First Place In The NL East

An article by posted on June 4, 2012 0 Comments
First Place In Our Hearts, First Place In The NL East

As most of you know, for most of the offseason, I’ve taken an optimistic approach toward the Mets for this new season. In our 2012 MMO Predictions, I picked the Mets to win the second Wild Card in the National League. For comeback player of the year, my choice was Johan Santana. I’m on record as […]

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Hits and Misses: Marlins Pregame Was A Disgrace, Niese Deal Is Not A Wilpon PR Move, It’s Opening Day!

An article by posted on April 5, 2012 0 Comments
Hits and Misses: Marlins Pregame Was A Disgrace, Niese Deal Is Not A Wilpon PR Move, It’s Opening Day!

Just a couple of thoughts on that bizarre Marlins pregame ceremony and the reports of a 5-year Niese extension. What a despicable act by the Miami Marlins last night, who decided it would be a brilliant idea to wheel out the ailing boxing icon Muhammad Ali as part of their pre-game ceremonies. Sorry, but that was a […]

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What Will The Mets Do With Jason Bay?

An article by posted on March 20, 2012 0 Comments
What Will The Mets Do With Jason Bay?

To say Jason Bay’s tenure this far with the Mets is disappointing would be a huge understatement. When Bay was signed it was thought that he would be providing the much needed power to the Mets lineup. From 2004-2009 Bay averaged at least 21 home-runs, nobody could have predicted his drop-off would be so severe […]

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MMO Reader’s Observation On Duda vs. Votto

An article by posted on February 29, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Reader’s Observation On Duda vs. Votto

   Earlier today, in a post that debated the merits of Sandy Alderson’s comparison of Lucas Duda to Joey Votto, we ended up with over 250+ comments. As sometimes happens here, the conversation veered into something completely off topic, in this case a discussion between batting average versus on-base percentage. However there was one reader who […]

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Don’t Appearances Count For Something?

An article by posted on February 24, 2012 0 Comments

I admit, it’s not my money so the Mets can do whatever they want with theirs. Even so, to pay upwards of $3,000 an hour to charter a helicopter to watch the Knicks last night was in poor form. This is a team in financial distress and they splurge like that? The statement was the […]

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