Tag: Sandy Alderson

Foul Call: Utley’s Slide Still Point Of Contention

An article by posted on March 7, 2016 0 Comments
Foul Call: Utley’s Slide Still Point Of Contention

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times first reported early Sunday that Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley would not be facing a suspension stemming from the violent late slide he took in Game 2 of the NLDS last year. Flashback to October 10th at Dodger Stadium, where the Mets were clinging to a one […]

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Mets Goal For David Wright Is 130 Games

An article by posted on February 15, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Goal For David Wright Is 130 Games

According to general manager Sandy Alderson, the New York Mets will continue to be cautious with third baseman David Wright this season in terms of playing time. “We’re going to make sure that he’s not overworked,” Alderson told the New York Post. “So it’s important for us to find somebody who can play 30 games or so […]

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Tyler Clippard and D’Backs Agree On Two-Year, $12.25 Million Deal

An article by posted on February 8, 2016 0 Comments
Tyler Clippard and D’Backs Agree On Two-Year, $12.25 Million Deal

Free agent reliever Tyler Clippard and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed on a two year deal worth $12.25 million dollars reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The deal includes a $4 million signing bonus, and then salaries of $4.1M in 2016 and $4.15M in 2017. Clippard, 31, went 3-0 with a 3.06 ERA and 1.052 […]

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Alderson: Mets Can Still Add Payroll, Will Begin Extension Talks With Young Pitchers

An article by posted on February 3, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson: Mets Can Still Add Payroll, Will Begin Extension Talks With Young Pitchers

After the Yoenis Cespedes press conference at Citi Field on Wednesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson fielded a couple of questions from reporters about the team, payroll and even something near and dear to all of our hearts – extension deals for some of our young pitchers. Sandy Alderson said it’s possible that extension talks for […]

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Yoenis Cespedes: Me and My Teammates Have Unfinished Business To Take Care Of

An article by posted on February 3, 2016 0 Comments
Yoenis Cespedes: Me and My Teammates Have Unfinished Business To Take Care Of

Yoenis Cespedes was officially introduced to the media in a press conference held on Wednesday at Citi Field. After a brief introduction by general manager Sandy Alderson, Cespedes answered questions through interpreter Melissa Rodriguez. “I know this team has everything it needs to continue on what we started last year. Now that it’s official, I can […]

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David Wright Wants Cespedes Back

An article by posted on January 22, 2016 0 Comments
David Wright Wants Cespedes Back

Is the momentum building? In an interview with the NY Daily News’ Kristie Ackert, David Wright now says he would like to see Yoenis Cespedes return to Queens for the 2016 season. I will put my name behind the statement that Yo was a good teammate on the field and a great teammate off the field,” […]

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Cespedes: Round Peg, Square Hole

An article by posted on January 21, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes: Round Peg, Square Hole

If the Nationals are really honest with themselves, they will admit that Yoenis Cespedes is for them exactly as Sandy Alderson described him for the Mets – a round peg in a square hole. To be sure, a round peg can actually fit into a square hole.  But it requires coming to terms – sooner […]

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Where Was Jeff Wilpon?

An article by posted on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
Where Was Jeff Wilpon?

If you had an opportunity to watch the Hall of Fame press conference, you would’ve noticed the Mets sent a contingent there to show their support and appreciation for Mike Piazza. Team owner Jeff Wilpon, GM Sandy Alderson and Assistant GM John Ricco were all on hand for the special occasion. As Adam Rubin noted on ESPN.com, Sandy […]

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A Christmas Carol: The Sandy I Met

An article by posted on December 20, 2015 2 Comments
A Christmas Carol: The Sandy I Met

Pen went to paper way back in 1843. Even so, the classic holiday novella, “The Christmas Carol” resonates with readers today as one of Charles Dickens’ most important literary contributions. No other character in the beloved novella captures the fascination of readers and viewers like Ebenezer Scrooge. Many times, my mind shifts to Ebenezer Scrooge […]

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Sandy Alderson Diagnosed With Cancer

An article by posted on December 4, 2015 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Diagnosed With Cancer

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has been diagnosed with  cancer and is facing 8 to 12 weeks of chemotherapy the team announced on Friday. The Mets would not expand on the type of cancer, but did say it was treatable. Obviously, Sandy will not attend the Winter Meetings as he battles through this. […]

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Mets Not Looking To Deal d’Arnaud or Plawecki

An article by posted on November 11, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Not Looking To Deal d’Arnaud or Plawecki

I wanted to update this post in which I argued that the Mets should not trade either of their two young catchers for the reasons I outlined below. The question came up last night at the Boca Raton Hotel and Resort, the site of the GM Meetings. Assistant GM John Ricco was asked if the […]

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