Tag: Sandy Alderson

From Left Field: The Mets Annual Christmas Party

An article by posted on December 14, 2010 0 Comments

Is the North Pole in Flushing? No, just Citi Field with a light dusting of snow. Do Santa’s elves wear Mets jerseys? At Citi Field they do. The Mets hosted their annual Christmas party Tuesday afternoon at Citi Field’s Acela Club. Roughly 100 school children from around the New York area attended to sing Christmas […]

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Conference Call With Sandy Alderson And Fellow Mets Bloggers

An article by posted on December 11, 2010 0 Comments

Openness, honesty and transparency. Virtues that tend to unfortunately fall on deaf ears in the many parts of the business world let alone professional sports. With the new administration gradually taking root in Flushing, times, like the saying goes, “they are a changin” and the man ushering in this change believes deeply in these virtues. […]

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Alderson On Rule 5 Selections and Long-Term Contracts

An article by posted on December 11, 2010 0 Comments

In the following video courtesy of SNY, Kevin Burkhardt interviews Sandy Alderson and gets him to recap the Rule 5 Draft and discuss the Mets strategy going into the draft. At the end of the interview, Burkhardt brings up the huge contracts landed by Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth and asks for his thoughts on […]

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Sandy Alderson Doing Webcast on Monday

An article by posted on December 9, 2010 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Doing Webcast on Monday

I thought I would share this with our readers. I think that Sandy Alderson has now got to be the most public GM (as far as speaking directly to the fans) the Mets have ever had.  It’s great that he wants to hear from the fans.  Its makes us feel that he listens, and that the […]

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Newsflash: The Mets Spend Money

An article by posted on December 9, 2010 0 Comments

So riddle me this, Batman: how does the third highest payroll in the National League translate to “The Mets don’t spend any money?” Fanbases from all over are a reactionary bunch.  I think it’s more pronounced in New York City, however, where high payrolls are the norm and superstars come in to sell jerseys and […]

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The Patient Approach…

An article by posted on December 9, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson, like myself has been patient this offseason. We both have picked our moments and found out where exactly to approach. After a few weeks of watching the market unfold and getting a feel for this front office, I only have one conclusion. Thank You. The days of trading for players without understanding the […]

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Signings Are A Start for Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on December 7, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson came into the Winter Meetings having said that he will come out of the Winer Meetings with players.  Not big-splash, franchise players but just players to help fill the Mets roster.  He did just that today.  As my colleagues Hojo’s Mojo, and Craig Lerner reported earlier, The Mets signed catcher Ronny Paulino to a […]

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Mets Have Some Interesting Stories To Follow In 2011

An article by posted on December 7, 2010 0 Comments

As we know the Mets don’t have much money to spend this off season.  Whether it’s only five million dollars or a little more Alderson is allowed to spend there will not be any top free agent signings this year.  No Cliff Lee or Carl Crawford next season. With signing 2nd or possibly 3rd tier […]

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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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