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Curtis Granderson a Nice Start for the Mets

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Curtis Granderson is not typically the type of offensive player I prefer. Yes, he has tremendous power, but he strikes out a ton, has a good, but not great OBP, and is average defensively. The Yankees traded for a player in 2010 that many thought would make them forget Bernie Williams. Unfortunately, outside of two […]

Conference Call With Sandy Alderson

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

I took part in a conference call with Mets GM Sandy Alderson earlier today. You can read my question about Terry Collins‘ job status, as well as others by click here.

Even the Charming Fred Wilpon Can’t Sell This Tired & Weary Fan Base

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Give Fred Wilpon credit, he really does try to sell his team. The problem is he’s run out of sell stories that even the most loyal of Mets fans could justify. That should scare him even if in the unlikely event he survives his personal financial crisis and keeps his beloved franchise. The beat reporters […]

Mets Have Plenty to Be Positive About This Spring

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

It is common knowledge among the electorate the 2012 New Mets aren’t going to be that good. Without a deep starting pitching staff and not even a true ace, Mets GM Sandy Alderson has attempted to follow the lead of the Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers by building up a solid bullpen to improve their […]

Alderson’s Tweet: Relax Mets Fans, It’s a Joke!

Friday, February 10th, 2012

I think the one aspect of Sandy Alderson that largely is lost on the public is his dry sense of humor. I have experienced it during conference calls and when he’s interacted with reporters at Citi Field. You saw that a bit with his “box of chocolates” comment when Jose Reyes signed with Miami. Yesterday, […]

Alderson Should Build Around Wright

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Pretty much all major sports, but especially, baseball, are copycat sports. If something works for one organization, then others follow the lead. However, due to the long history of baseball and the ingrained ideas and traits, it often takes longer for new ideas to be implemented. Billy Beane began using low cost players who had […]

Mets Can’t Afford to Lose Reyes to the Fish

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

 I have gone on record saying there is a contract threshold where Jose Reyes becomes a diminishing return. His dubious health record makes me wonder if anything above 5 years and $100 million dollars is a sound investment. Also, for as good as he is, there are questions about whether he is a cornerstone player […]

Source: Mets Have No Intention of Keeping Reyes

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Earlier today, a source close to the Mets situation told me the team will make a “cursory” offer to Jose Reyes, but do not want him back, nor will conduct long-term negotiations. “Reyes will not be back,” the source said. “Any offer will be window dressing.” Mike Silva adds:  The fact the Mets asked Reyes’ team […]

Grading the Alderson Regime After Year One

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

The Mets wrap up the 2011 season this afternoon, which makes it a great time to assess where this team is a year after they fired Omar Minaya and brought in Sandy Alderson. Record-wise the team is no better, but for the first time since Minaya’s first year on the job there appears to be a […]

Mets Rebuilding Must Begin with the Trading of David Wright

Monday, September 19th, 2011

It’s difficult to look at a team who has managed to remain close to .500 all season despite getting nothing from your staff ace and less than 100 games to date from each your three best players, but that’s exactly the situation the New York Mets’ find themselves in as the 2011 season winds down […]