Tag: Sandy Alderson

Mets Outfield Merry-Go-Round Needs to Stop

An article by posted on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Outfield Merry-Go-Round Needs to Stop

On Opening Day, the Mets appeared poised to start off the new campaign with a consistent outfield of Juan Lagares and their two offseason acquisitions, Chris Young and Curtis Granderson. However, since Young was scratched with a hamstring injury and started the season on the disabled list, the Mets outfield has been a revolving door. […]

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Dueling Philosophies: Collins Says Mets Won’t Give Up Pieces To Help Other Teams

An article by posted on July 7, 2014 0 Comments
Dueling Philosophies: Collins Says Mets Won’t Give Up Pieces To Help Other Teams

Sometimes I wonder if Terry Collins and the front office are on the same page. More often than not, it seems the Mets skipper operates in his own parallel universe doing his own thing, while the rest of the organization carries on without him in lockstep with Sandy Alderson’s agenda and plan for the future. […]

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Niese Feels Fine After Being Struck, GM Says Very Unlikely Southpaw Is Traded

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Feels Fine After Being Struck, GM Says Very Unlikely Southpaw Is Traded

Jon Niese feels fine after being struck in the left rib cage area by a line drive in the first inning of the game on Friday. Niese insisted to manager Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez that he was fine and wanted to remain in the game. But despite tossing only 12 pitches, Niese was […]

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In Sandy We Trust?

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
In Sandy We Trust?

Despite all of the offseason moves and despite all the talk of being a 90 win team, at 37-48, the Mets are now 11 games under .500 on July 3rd for the second consecutive year. At this point last season, the Mets were the same 37-48 featuring a lineup riddled with minor league players such […]

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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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