Tag: Sandy Alderson

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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From Left Field: Should The Mets Have Made A Run At Mauer?

An article by posted on August 31, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Should The Mets Have Made A Run At Mauer?

The Minnesota Twins places All-Star catcher Joe Mauer on revocable trade waivers earlier this week, and, not too surprisingly, no team put a claim in for him. The 29-year-old is due $23 million per season through 2018, so team’s likely balked at that salary. I heard some reports that the Mets should have gone after […]

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Who Inherited The Better Farm System?

An article by posted on August 25, 2012 0 Comments
Who Inherited The Better Farm System?

In one of yesterday’s posts, I saw a little debate pop up as to which GM inherited a better farm system between Omar Minaya and Sandy Alderson. In my mind, the perception was that Alderson had a significantly stronger base of prospects to work with than Minaya did, but I decided to see what I could dig […]

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Santana Shut Down: A Blessing In Disguise?

An article by posted on August 23, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Shut Down: A Blessing In Disguise?

Sandy Alderson announced at a press conference yesterday that Johan Santana has been placed on the 15-day Disabled List with inflammation in his lower back retroactive to August 18. Alderson also said that he does not expect Santana to pitch again this season, but said he would be ready for Spring Training. You never want to see […]

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