Tag: Sandy Alderson

Mets Newcomers Sport Unusually High Strikeout Percentages

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Newcomers Sport Unusually High Strikeout Percentages

Coming off a 2013 season that saw the Mets strikeout as much as any other team in the National League, Sandy Alderson and the front office has done little to ensure that they won’t accomplish the same feat. In fact, they may surpass it in 2014. The two major offensive acquisitions made this season by […]

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Mets Simply Don’t Love Drew As A Player

An article by posted on January 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Simply Don’t Love Drew As A Player

2:00 PM In a mailbag post on Mets.com, beat writer Anthony DiComo answered the following question: Why is general manager Sandy Alderson so against signing Stephen Drew to a two- or three-year contract? The only explanation I can give you is one I’ve heard multiple times this winter: the Mets simply don’t love Drew as a player. […]

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How The Mets’ 40 Man Roster Was Assembled

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
How The Mets’ 40 Man Roster Was Assembled

David Wright is now the Mets’ longest tenured player. The Mets 40 man roster presently has 38 occupants. 12 of those are occupied by players acquired during Sandy Alderson’s tenure. 25 were acquired under Omar Minaya. 1 was acquired under Steve Phillips. So how was the present 40 man roster assembled and by whom? Sandy […]

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Allan Dykstra: A Sabermetrician’s Dream

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 7 Comments
Allan Dykstra: A Sabermetrician’s Dream

Allan Dykstra was drafted in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. He played his college ball at Wake Forest University, and the Demon Deacon was considered one of the top power threats in college baseball at the time. Some considered Dykstra to be a better prospect than Ike […]

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Roberto Clemente: Baseball’s Last Hero

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 6 Comments
Roberto Clemente: Baseball’s Last Hero

It was on this day in 1972, that baseball great Roberto Clemente died in a plane crash while delivering food and water to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. He has canceled all plans to celebrate the new year, opting instead to be a ray of hope for victims in need and in desperation. He was already a baseball […]

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A Christmas Carol: The Sandy I Met

An article by posted on December 24, 2013 0 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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Thanks to Sandy Alderson I Now Have Respect For the Yankee Way

An article by posted on December 21, 2013 0 Comments
Thanks to Sandy Alderson I Now Have Respect For the Yankee Way

When my dad taught me about something called Baseball in 1973 and introduced me to a team called the Mets, it was life-altering for this 7-year old. I’d learn to write cursive, get out of second grade, and eventually, when I grew a little taller, I’d replace Rusty Staub in RF. My whole life was planned […]

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Mets Bullpen Will Be The Best We’ve Seen Since 2006

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 11 Comments
Mets Bullpen Will Be The Best We’ve Seen Since 2006

While talking to the us at Citi Field on Tuesday, Sandy Alderson said that Bobby Parnell would be ready for Spring Training and that he doesn’t anticipate any problems. Parnell, who is recovering from surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck, has regained all the weight he lost, is feeling great and was in […]

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Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

In the three seasons since Sandy took over, we have seen a continuous theme of signing veteran players to minor league deals for the soul purpose of acting as a stopgap while the club’s younger internal options develop. More often than not, these acquisitions have favored the veterans, resulting in the prospects starting the season […]

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Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

With Curtis Granderson and Chris Young entering the mix, a logjam has emerged in the Mets 2014 outfield plans as several talented players will now look to fill a limited number of starting positions. Responding to a question posed by Steve Keane of Kranepool Society at Citi Field on Tuesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson shed […]

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