Tag: Trades

Alderson Discusses His Process On Rebuilding The Mets

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Discusses His Process On Rebuilding The Mets

In an interview with ESPN.com’s Keith Law, Mets GM Sandy Alderson discussed the processes he implemented since taking over the club and how it has led to a system with improved depth and several players being looked at as top 100 prospects. On building through the draft: “With respect to the draft, we have taken a […]

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Sometimes The Best Trades You Make…

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Sometimes The Best Trades You Make…

Despite the seemingly non-stop buzz surrounding the Mets’ attempts to trade Ike Davis, something tells me that if they fail to consummate a swap, it may turn out to be the best overall result. Power, as we have been reminded repeatedly, has become a progressively scarcer resource throughout baseball since the tide of steroid use […]

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Mets’ Trades Of The Past – Mazzilli Goes To Texas

An article by posted on December 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mets’ Trades Of The Past – Mazzilli Goes To Texas

While Mets’ fans wait to see if Ike Davis or Daniel Murphy will be traded and what they might bring back, here’s a look at a trade that was unpopular with many fans at the time, but turned out to be a great move for the Mets in every way possible. During the dismal years […]

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Mets Were Spooked, Not Close On Any Potential Trades

An article by posted on November 27, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Were Spooked, Not Close On Any Potential Trades

Andy Martino’s latest post for the Daily News does a nice job of surveying the current landscape for the Mets’ front office and the mounting pressure on them to appease a frustrated fan base. “Chris Young technically counts as doing something, but it’s not the kind of something that the Mets need, in order to […]

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Mets Mailbag: Trading For Bautista and Hosmer

An article by posted on November 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Mailbag: Trading For Bautista and Hosmer

Doug asks… How about the following moves? 3 team deal Royals get: Dillon Gee, Lucas Duda and Ike Davis Blue Jays get: Royals prospect RHP Miguel Almonte and Rafael Montero. Mets get: Jose Bautista & Eric Hosmer You are taking Gee & Montero out, but you will still have Zack Wheeler, Jon Niese, Noah Syndergaard and potential experienced […]

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Mets Trades of the Past: Amazins’ Get Frank Viola

An article by posted on December 9, 2012 0 Comments

While we wait to see if the Mets trade R.A. Dickey and if so, what they get in return, I thought it would be interesting to look back at a trade where the Mets acquired the previous season’s A.L. Cy Young Award winner. Of course, we know R.A. Dickey is unique because of his age, […]

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From Left Field: This Offseason Has Been Confusing

An article by posted on November 29, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: This Offseason Has Been Confusing

Heading into this offseason, Sandy Alderson was bound to make some changes to the Mets’ roster. Even with a limited supply of funds, how long can a team deal with mediocrity before making a change? That same limited supply of funds virtually made it hard to think the Mets would pursue free agents, so Alderson […]

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The Armchair GM: Is Justin Upton Worth A Look?

An article by posted on August 13, 2012 0 Comments
The Armchair GM: Is Justin Upton Worth A Look?

The trade deadline came and went without Arizona moving their best player who is still a couple of weeks shy of 25 years old. That shouldn’t surprise anyone. But the real surprise is that a player like Justin Upton was actually available. Upton went number one overall back in the unreal 2005 draft, ahead of […]

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Grading the Omar Regime: The 2004-2005 Off-Season

An article by posted on February 7, 2012 0 Comments

The look back at the in depth career of general manager Omar Minaya continues with his first off-season in charge. To see the full effects of the changes made in the off-season by Omar we must first take a quick look at the 2004 New York Mets. In 2004 the Mets GM was Jim Duquette, […]

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Sandy Alderson: No Big Trades, No Big Spending, Johan Okay, Needs To Fill Two Bench Spots

An article by posted on January 5, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson: No Big Trades, No Big Spending, Johan Okay, Needs To Fill Two Bench Spots

Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters this afternoon and Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was kind enough to transcribe most of the details. Sandy Alderson said it’s “fair” to say Mets won’t sign anyone who commands more than $1.5 million. Still, Alderson said free agent market should still be “robust” since players who made more than $1.5 million […]

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