Tag: Sandy Alderson

Bowties and Rings

An article by posted on June 30, 2014 0 Comments
Bowties and Rings

Frank Cashen, who served as Mets general manager from 1980 through 1991, died today at age 88. Cashen was regarded by many as the architect of the last Mets World Series championship team in 1986. The following was originally written about Cashen and current Mets GM Sandy Alderson, shortly after Alderson assumed control in 2010. Frank Cashen […]

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Mets Not Happy With Friday’s Play At The Plate

An article by posted on June 21, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Not Happy With Friday’s Play At The Plate

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that Sandy Alderson disassociated himself Friday from the blocking-the-plate rule enacted by Major League Baseball this season even though he serves as chairman of the rules committee that influenced it. Rubin adds that the only person visibly livid in the clubhouse was Alderson and the GM implied after the […]

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Ryan Reid Could Join Mets Overworked Bullpen On Monday

An article by posted on June 15, 2014 0 Comments
Ryan Reid Could Join Mets Overworked Bullpen On Monday

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York speculates that righthanded reliever Ryan Reid could be an option when the Mets look to add a fresh arm to their fatigued bullpen on Monday when they begin a three game series with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mets bullpen was leaned on for eight innings of relief on Sunday […]

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Where Is The Accountability?

An article by posted on June 11, 2014 0 Comments
Where Is The Accountability?

Sandy Alderson gave his manager Terry Collins yet another vote of confidence on Tuesday, despite the team being on course for their sixth losing season in a row. The Mets are currently on pace for a 73 win season – or in other words the lowest win total since 2009 and before that 2004. Here […]

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Are We Setting Up Our Best Hitting Prospects For Success?

An article by posted on June 8, 2014 0 Comments
Are We Setting Up Our Best Hitting Prospects For Success?

In a recent article on Newsday, Mets beat writer Marc Carig cited a strong farm system that has improved tremendously this year to produce players that have on-field impacts. “When the Mets took the field for a series opener against the Cubs Tuesday night, the starting lineup included a pair of reinforcements from Las Vegas, outfielder Matt […]

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Bring Out The Tiger In Granderson

An article by posted on June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Bring Out The Tiger In Granderson

Tuesday night’s game really got me thinking about the future of Curtis Granderson. He played exactly how I would like to see him play moving forward. He had three hits, all of which were singles and also stole a base. The amount of pressure on Granderson’s shoulders goes beyond the $60 million dollar contract he […]

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Four Years Later, Alderson Still Waiting For His Hitting Approach To Breed Success

An article by posted on June 2, 2014 0 Comments
Four Years Later, Alderson Still Waiting For His Hitting Approach To Breed Success

Mets beat reporter Marc Carig of Newsday, took an in depth look at Sandy Alderson’s organizational approach to hitting that included several insights and quotes from Terry Collins, Minor League Director Dick Scott, VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta, and players David Wright and Brandon Nimmo. There is no room for deviation. So the Mets […]

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Mets Deny Report That Jeff Wilpon Ordered Hit On Hudgens

An article by posted on May 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Deny Report That Jeff Wilpon Ordered Hit On Hudgens

4:30 PM The Mets have denied the report from Howard Megdal of Capital New York (read below) that the order to fire Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens came from Jeff Wilpon. Megdal reported that Jeff Wilpon sent general manager Sandy Alderson an “angry” text during the team’s 5-3 loss to the Pirates on Memorial Day and followed […]

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Hudgens Fires Back: Loosen Purse Strings If You Want A Winner

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Hudgens Fires Back: Loosen Purse Strings If You Want A Winner

Recently ousted Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens was a guest of Michael Kay on ESPN Radio where he said: “If they want a winner in that town, I would let the purse strings loose and let Sandy do whatever he wants.” This basically goes to what most of us have been saying all day here; […]

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Is The Quest For 90 Over? The Math Says It Is.

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
Is The Quest For 90 Over? The Math Says It Is.

“This team is now about being successful. This is about concrete expectations about what we need to do. The 90 wins is about challenge.” – Sandy Alderson There are still 113 games left in the 2014 season, and while the Mets are only five games under .500 with a 22-27 record and sitting six games out […]

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