Tag: Sandy Alderson

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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Alderson Says Cespedes Trade ‘Absolutely’ Worth It Even If He Leaves

An article by posted on November 6, 2015 0 Comments
Alderson Says Cespedes Trade ‘Absolutely’ Worth It Even If He Leaves

Even if Yoenis Cespedes leaves as a free agent, which seems more likely every passing day, according to GM Sandy Alderson, the decision to acquire him for elite pitching prospect Michael Fulmer and fellow right-hander Luis Cessa was worth it. “Oh yeah, absolutely,” said Alderson. “We wouldn’t have gotten to the World Series without Cespedes. […]

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Matt Harvey A No-Show At Mandatory Team Workout (Updated)

An article by posted on October 6, 2015 0 Comments
Matt Harvey A No-Show At Mandatory Team Workout (Updated)

Update: Matt Harvey showed up to Citi Field and apologized for missing mandatory workout. “I just truly screwed up,” he told reporters, but did not state a specific reason or take questions. “Obviously today was not the greatest,” Harvey said. “I know we had a mandatory workout and certainly the last thing I want to […]

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How Sandy Alderson Pulled It Off

An article by posted on October 6, 2015 0 Comments
How Sandy Alderson Pulled It Off

Here’s a fascinating article by Mike Rosenbaum of MLB.com who spoke to Mets general manager Sandy Alderson about a variety of topics including how his rebuild centered around high-upside pitching prospects. “The strategy in building the team focused on the pitching, primarily the starting pitching, and that’s where the enthusiasm for our franchise’s future began […]

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Why This October Will Feel Different

An article by posted on October 3, 2015 0 Comments
Why This October Will Feel Different

Like all fathers, my dad gave me a hard time about driving too fast as well as “that crap” I listened to. And like most kids, I never listened. Except today. This particular afternoon I was in no particular hurry to get to my destination, nor was I in any frame of mind to listen […]

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Still A Chance Steven Matz Can Start Game 4 Of NLDS

An article by posted on October 3, 2015 0 Comments
Still A Chance Steven Matz Can Start Game 4 Of NLDS

According to manager Terry Collins, there’s still a chance that Steven Matz could pitch in Game 4 of the NLDS. Speaking to reporters at Citi Field this morning, Collins said Matz met with doctors and received an injection in his upper back to try and relax the muscle spasms that have shelved him this past week. […]

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Kelly Johnson Continues To Come Through For The Mets

An article by posted on September 13, 2015 0 Comments
Kelly Johnson Continues To Come Through For The Mets

While all the rage these days centers around Yoenis Cespedes, and rightfully so, let’s not forget the heroics of utility infielder and outfielder Kelly Johnson. Not only has Johnson filled in admirably at second base which hasn’t been a routine position for him before coming to the Mets, but Johnson has continued to amaze in […]

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