Tag: Sandy Alderson

In Alderson We Trust?

An article by posted on December 6, 2010 0 Comments

Remember 1986? Wasn’t it great? We had Gary and Keith, Doc and Darryl, Lenny and Wally, Mookie and Frank. Frank???? Frank who? Remember the miracle of 1969? What an amazin’ year? Tom and Jerry, Cleon and Agee, Swoboda and Shamsky, Buddy and Johnny. Johnny??? Who the hell was Johnny? The Frank I’m referring to was […]

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Hope Is The Plan For The New Mets In 2011

An article by posted on December 4, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson said it again, that the Mets have little payroll flexibility and aren’t expected to make a splash in the free-agent market. Again, even if the Mets cut Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo, they are still on the hook for $18 million between them. It’s not as if the money could be spent elsewhere. […]

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What Will The Mets And Alderson Do With Oliver Perez?

An article by posted on November 30, 2010 0 Comments

Oliver Perez is in the last year of his 3 year, 36 million dollar contract.  When Omar Minaya signed Perez to this contract it was questioned from the start with good reason.  Unfortunately for the Mets Perez has been downright awful for the last two years.  He’s had knee injuries that have required surgery, he’s […]

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The Sabermetrician In Me All Along

An article by posted on November 29, 2010 0 Comments

The purpose of Sabermetrics, in a nut shell, lay in its constant pursuit of finding the value of player’s most minute components. It’s a pure almost sanitized view of a player’s performance however like it is even admitted to in the book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, in human behavior there was […]

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Will Sandy Alderson Fall For Ollie’s Follies?

An article by posted on November 29, 2010 0 Comments

One of the things I want to see more than anything else this offseason, is at least one addition by subtraction move before the start of Spring Training. I know we’re not going to sign Cliff Lee even though we could desperately use him in our rotation. I know we’re not going to sign Carl Crawford, […]

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Terry Collins Was The Perfect Choice For Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on November 22, 2010 0 Comments
Terry Collins Was The Perfect Choice For Sandy Alderson

Man, oh man… Reading all these sob stories in the last few hours is really irritating to say the least. Oh woe is us, the Mets have hired Terry Collins, and our holy begotten savior Wally Backman was skipped over despite all of his astonishing achievements with the South Georgia Peanuts and his mighty feats in the […]

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The Jets And The Mets: Follow Suit?

An article by posted on November 18, 2010 0 Comments

Guess who’s back? For those of you who don’t know me, I am just as much a Jets fan as I am a Mets fan. For those of you that don’t follow Jets football, the Jets have been experiencing a period of success in the last two years or so. The major factor in the […]

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Mets Managerial Search Isn’t A Fair Race.

An article by posted on November 17, 2010 0 Comments

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported today that the managerial “search” is more of a formality: I guess Hale, in particular, has a chance to throw a Hail Mary and get the job. But this is as close to a rigged event as possible with Collins as the favorite and Melvin as a […]

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I Love Backman, But…

An article by posted on November 15, 2010 0 Comments

I won’t sugar coat things for you (as if you’ve ever worried about the Coop doing that)…I LOVE Wally Backman.  LOVE HIM.   When My Summer Family was still in operation, I wrote a piece called “Backman is the Answer.  What was the Question?“  This detailed why I was upset that the Mets didn’t at least […]

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Hurry Up And Wait

An article by posted on November 15, 2010 0 Comments

Does it seem to you, as it does to me that in many respects the job Sandy Alderson has is about as contentious and uphill as Chris Christie – Governor of New Jersey? No matter your political persuasion – if you have one at all – one has to admit that both men have more […]

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