Tag: trade

Alderson Will Leverage Beltran For Max Return, But Make No Mistake He’s As Good As Gone

An article by posted on July 14, 2011 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson is working the phones this afternoon about Carlos Beltran. There’s a chance he could be taking more calls than making them. “Carlos’ situation is well-known, and it’s not surprising given his situation and performance this year that a lot of interest has been expressed,’’ Alderson said. “We have not pursued that interest in […]

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Sandy Alderson: We’re Not Waving A White Flag, We’ll Still Win Games

An article by posted on July 13, 2011 0 Comments

“From my standpoint this certainly does not signify a change in direction from our continuing attempt to win games this season. One could view this as a slight impediment. But, at the same time, it really should not signal any significant change in direction.”  -  Sandy Alderson The Francisco Rodriguez trade was “an independent transaction” – and not […]

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Does The K-Rod Trade Make The Mets Buyers?

An article by posted on July 13, 2011 0 Comments

Now with the Mets having cleared one of their biggest offseason worries in the Francisco Rodriguez vesting option, does that make the Mets buyers during the trade deadline? — Although a game has yet to be played after the All-Star break, this Mets team already takes on a new appearance. The bullpen corps is comprised […]

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K-Rod Trade A Salary Dump To Keep Reyes, Phenomenal Move!

An article by posted on July 13, 2011 0 Comments

Now that Francisco Rodriguez is off to Milwaukee, Sandy Alderson and the Mets have an extra $17.5 million off the books for next year. This trade is a great move by Alderson for just that very reason because now they can use that money for a more significant player, namely Jose Reyes. With Reyes’ impending […]

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Mets Have Some Risky Rental Players

An article by posted on July 13, 2011 0 Comments

With the trade deadline fast approaching, the Mets still appear uncertain about whether they’ll be buyers or sellers. Eventually, they’ll have to make a decision, and if they wind up being sellers, they possess several risky trade targets—possibly too risky to be thought of as rental players. The first of course is Jose Reyes. Though […]

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Hardball: Boras Hints K-Rod Will Veto Any Trade Unless He Is Closer

An article by posted on July 11, 2011 0 Comments

According to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, and also confirmed by Adam Rubin of ESPN, Scott Boras has officially announced that he will be representing Mets closer Fracisco Rodriguez effective immediately. Boras wasted no time in laying down the law and is ready to play some hardball. He strongly indicated that he will not […]

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Should Alderson’s Plan Be Affected By The Teams Success?

An article by posted on July 7, 2011 0 Comments

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is in a really tough spot right now.  What does he do with the trade deadline approaching?  Does he become a buyer or seller? Does he deveiate from his plan for the future because the team is having success right now? For all of the optimism prior to the season about this […]

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Mets Making K-Rod Available In Trade Talks

An article by posted on July 5, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Making K-Rod Available In Trade Talks

Well Mets fans, it appears that the Mets have now engaged at least one team in trade talks.  Closer Francisco Rodriguez appears to be the Mets’ first trade chip to be actively shopped.  According to Bob Klaspich of the Bergen Record, the Mets have talked to the Yankees about K-Rod.  As expected, the Mets are going to at least see […]

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Wright Hopefully Not Going Anywhere

An article by posted on June 30, 2011 0 Comments

If the Mets could only keep one of their young superstars to be the face of the franchise for the next decade, would you choose Jose Reyes or David Wright? This is a very difficult question since each comes with a certain price tag and skillset. In a perfect world, the Mets will be able […]

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3 Up & 3 Down – Texas Two Step Edition

An article by posted on June 28, 2011 0 Comments

This past weekend the Good Guys traveled to Texas to do battle against the reigning American League champions. The weather was quite hot, but the Mets bats were even hotter – taking two of three games. Here are the 3 Up and 3 Down. 3-Up 1) 22 Runs in 2 Days: On Saturday, when the […]

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