Tag: Sandy Alderson

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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Step Aside Sandy…

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Step Aside Sandy…

The Star-Ledger writes that Gov. Chris Christie would love for Sandy Alderson to step aside so that he could take over as the general manager of the Mets. “I would love to be general manager of the Mets,” Christie told WFAN. ”If Sandy would put his crap in boxes and get out of there now, I’d […]

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Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

I had an interesting exchange with a couple of friends over the weekend when I voiced my exasperation with the Mets and Terry Collins in particular. They contested my belief that Collins is to blame for some of the perplexing lineups that have come our way of late. These lineups are odd, they defy explanation, […]

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Collins Says Mejia Could Take Over As Closer

An article by posted on May 15, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says Mejia Could Take Over As Closer

May 15 On Tuesday, Terry Collins said that Jeurys Familia, Jose Valverde, and Daisuke Matsuzaka were all options to be the team’s closer. He declined to say which he would lean on the most, ”I’d like to, but I’m not sure we’re going to do it just yet,” he said. Collins went on to say that […]

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Alderson Outsmarts NY Media

An article by posted on May 13, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Outsmarts NY Media

Sandy Alderson’s disappearing act on Sunday was brilliant. The New York Mets made a miraculous comeback to avoid being swept by the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, capped off by a walk-off single by Ruben Tejada, who has been struggling for, well, all of 2013 and the first six weeks of the 2014 season. The team […]

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Rubin: Criticism Should Be Directed At Alderson Not Collins

An article by posted on May 12, 2014 0 Comments
Rubin: Criticism Should Be Directed At Alderson Not Collins

In a response to all the criticism of Terry Collins in the past two weeks – and in particular this weekend – Adam Rubin of ESPN New York responded by saying the blame for the current state of the Mets belongs to Sandy Alderson and not the manager. This regime has been peddling the future […]

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Righting The Wrongs

An article by posted on May 6, 2014 0 Comments
Righting The Wrongs

Usually I’m not the type to tell someone “I told you so”. It’s annoying at best and at its worst it can make you want to slug the person who says it. That doesn’t mean there aren’t times when facts are so evident that they hit you in the face leaving you feeling like Delino […]

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Mets Trade Ike Davis To Pirates For Reliever Zack Thornton and PTBNL

An article by posted on April 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Trade Ike Davis To Pirates For Reliever Zack Thornton and PTBNL

With less than an 30 minutes to go before tonight’s game, the Mets have traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates Mets for minor league reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named later, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. An emotional Davis said his goodbyes before finally leaving the clubhouse for […]

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Mets Outright Lannan To Minors, Callup Dice-K

An article by posted on April 16, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Outright Lannan To Minors, Callup Dice-K

The New York Mets announced that lefthander John Lannan has been outrighted and that righthander Daisuke Matsuzaka has been called-up from Triple-A Las Vegas. Sandy Alderson told reporters that Dice K is coming to pitch out of the bullpen, but is also insurance in case any starter can’t make a start – an indirect reference […]

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Shut-Down Relief At Its Best, Let’s Hear It For The Boys!

An article by posted on April 11, 2014 0 Comments
Shut-Down Relief At Its Best, Let’s Hear It For The Boys!

One of the most volatile things in all of baseball is the effectiveness of a major league bullpen. It’s no easy task to put a top bullpen together, and nobody would know that better than our own general manager Sandy Alderson who has presided over three straight seasons of bullpen futility at its most deplorable […]

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