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2014 GM Meetings: Twenty Nine General Managers, One Comedian

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
2014 GM Meetings: Twenty Nine General Managers, One Comedian

Winter 2004. It was a great time to be a Mets fan. As cameras clicked away and members of the press took their seats, all eyes were focused on the recently acquired outfielder. With Jeff Wilpon on one side and wife Jessica on the other, Carlos Beltran donned a Mets cap for the very first […]

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Mets Interest In Granderson and Cruz Has Been Overstated

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Interest In Granderson and Cruz Has Been Overstated

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York spoke with a Mets insider who told him that the Mets interest in Curtis Granderson and Nelson Cruz is being overstated. The Mets have publicly acknowledged interest in both free agent outfielders, but you have to understand that this is no different than what we’ve seen before regarding other […]

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Phillies’ Power Play May Have Fueled Market For Granderson, Beltran, Cruz

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies’ Power Play May Have Fueled Market For Granderson, Beltran, Cruz

It may have already begun before the hot stove season got underway, when the San Francisco Giants quietly re-signed right fielder Hunter Pence to a five-year, $90 million dollars. The Giants’ all star cashed in at a cool $18 million per season. Had he gone to free agency, the 30-year old Pence would have been […]

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Phillies Deal With Marlon Byrd Includes Vesting Option For Third Year

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies Deal With Marlon Byrd Includes Vesting Option For Third Year

The Phillies have reached an agreement on a two-year, $16 million deal with free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. However, late last night it was learned that the deal includes a vesting option for a third year. ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported that the $8 million club option for 2016 vests if […]

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Are the Oakland A’s a Potential Trade Partner for the Mets?

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Are the Oakland A’s a Potential Trade Partner for the Mets?

There are two general managers in today’s game that pioneered the incorporation of the moneyball concept into the Major Leagues. One of them was a former marine who was the first to adopt into the then little known Bill Jame’s philosophy of advanced statistics, while the other was a one-time elite outfield prospect whose hobbies […]

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Mets Ranked 11th Best Potential Free Agent Destination

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Ranked 11th Best Potential Free Agent Destination

I found an interesting post on the Bleacher Report, that states the Mets are Ranked #11 out of the 30 major league teams, as a potential free agent destination. The Bleacher Report Ranking System: Team Overview The New York Mets have posted five straight losing seasons and have not reached the playoffs since 2006. But that […]

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Granderson Wants To Sign With A Winning Team

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Granderson Wants To Sign With A Winning Team

Within minutes after I wrote this post this morning, Ken Rosenthal quoted Curtis Granderson who said his morning in an interview, that his number one goal this offseason was to sign with a winning team. That’s not something you often hear from a free agent, but would he be willing to accept a lesser contract to […]

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The Time For Talk Is Over… The Time To Deliver Is Now

An article by posted on November 11, 2013 0 Comments
The Time For Talk Is Over… The Time To Deliver Is Now

Posted on the Wall Street Journal website yesterday, Jared Diamond shared a great point about the state of the Mets and GM Sandy Alderson: Alderson can no longer ask for patience. He cannot afford to keep talking about a plan without delivering on those promises. The time for meaningful progress has arrived. I feel that fans have […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Hope For The Best, But Expect The Worst Edition

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Hope For The Best, But Expect The Worst Edition

I have been a Mets fan since my birth 41 years ago, and in that time I have seen more than a handful of highs – and more than my share of lows. I have lived through Frank Taveras and Alex Trevino, Bob Bailor and Bruce Bosclair, Rich Rodriguez and Tony Tarasco, and now Lucas […]

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The Off-Season Phases Of New York Mets Fans

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments

We all have the plan that is going to make the Mets successful in 2014–sign this guy, trade that guy–we’ve heard every possible combination out there, but does it ever really go as we plan? Every Mets fan goes through four phases during the off-season: excitement, heart break, anger, and eventually acceptance. The excitement comes […]

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