Tag: Shane Victorino

Terry Collins Also Wants Mets To Follow “Red Sox Model”

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins Also Wants Mets To Follow “Red Sox Model”

On Thursday night, Mets manager Terry Collins discussed the Mets offseason with reporters at a charity dinner in New York City. According to Adam Rubin, Collins also expects the Mets to follow the “Red Sox model” — signing a bulk of middle-tier free agents rather than the biggest names. “I’m sure that’s what the philosophy […]

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Mets Offseason ’13-’14: Anything Beats The Bargain Bin

An article by posted on November 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Offseason ’13-’14: Anything Beats The Bargain Bin

The Mets can spend this offseason. That has been the overall message conveyed for the past several months, however will they spend and to what degree remains the begging question. The “Red Sox Model” has been mentioned a great deal, meaning the Amazin’s would avoid the top-tier free agents, instead finding the Shane Victorinos and […]

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Spreadsheet Baseball Doesn’t Win Championships, Character Does

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Spreadsheet Baseball Doesn’t Win Championships, Character Does

If you haven’t done so already, check out this article by Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. The veteran columnist shares an incident that took place in Spring Training when Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster asked teammate Jonny Gomes how he was doing and his response was: “Great, one day closer to the parade.’’ “Let […]

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Check Out Last Year’s Off-Season Grades On Jays, Red Sox, Angels

An article by posted on October 4, 2013 0 Comments
Check Out Last Year’s Off-Season Grades On Jays, Red Sox, Angels

One of our readers, Rob Aguilar, sent me a link to February’s Off-Season Report Cards by the Sporting News. His point, as he indicated in his email, was that nobody was gloating over the Red Sox model before this past season began. Anyway, it’s funny looking back and reading these three particular capsules in hindsight. Toronto Blue […]

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The Red Sox Model and the Audacity of Hope

An article by posted on October 4, 2013 0 Comments
The Red Sox Model and the Audacity of Hope

New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said the 2014 budget has already been discussed, and Sandy Alderson said he could have enough resources at his disposal to offer a $100-million contract, which seemed unthinkable last year at this time. Alderson also said it is conceivable the Mets’ payroll could be even smaller next year. Their […]

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So Where Are All Those Moneyball Players…Take 2?

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
So Where Are All Those Moneyball Players…Take 2?

I cannot help but remember back in mid-May when ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin commented in his blog about the lack of “moneyball” players the Mets have signed since Sandy Alderson took the reigns in New York. That post by Rubin sparked this conversation on MMO. First, I think the phrase “moneyball” players is a […]

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Leave it to the Phillies

An article by posted on May 5, 2010 0 Comments

Leave it to the Phillies to temper our expectations.  Admittedly, I’m an avid fan of the Mets and Giants, so my hatred of the Phillies and Eagles and Philadelphia fans in general is bordering on unhealthy.  But one thing is for sure….the Phillies are damn good, and they kind of woke up the Mets and […]

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Starting Off a Critical Stretch the Right Way

An article by posted on June 10, 2009 0 Comments

Okay, I wasn’t at Citi Field last night, but I could feel the energy in the park all the way from New York to Nashville. It was a playoff game in June, and the Mets continued their dominance of Philly when they absolutely had to have a win against them.

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