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According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Mets GM Sandy Alderson is not as concerned about the protected draft pick as much as he is about rebuilding the credibility of the franchise.
“I don’t view the draft-pick situation as relevant to what we’re doing here,” Alderson said. “We’re trying to build the credibility of the franchise and that goes beyond where we’re picking in the draft.”
Those sentiments certainly will turn the stomachs of a few Met fans I know, and completely disputes what SNY has been dishing out lately about Sandy’s motives. Last week on MetsBlog, they floated the idea that Sandy Alderson is secretly rooting for the Mets to lose. Of course that’s preposterous to say of any general manager.
Here are the up to date reverse standings…
With four games remaining in the season, the Mets are currently outside the worst ten list and are mot in line for a protected first round pick.
The Mets have been on a roll of late, winning 9 of their last 13 games. It has seen them cl
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If there’s anything we’ve become good at these last four years it’s saying “just wait till 2014, 2015, etc.” More specifically, yet ironically lacking specifics, is that we generally say “We’re building for the future” and “Next year.” There’s always this concept of a Master Plan, or something resembling the religious concept of Intelligent Design–that Sandy...
When it comes to injuries, will the New York Mets ever learn? Zack Wheeler has been shut down for the season after complaining of shoulder stiffness last weekend in Philadelphia.
However, Wheeler was examined only by an on-call doctor at the park in Philly, and as of now hasn’t been examined by Mets’ doctors. So far, no MRI.
After what happened with Matt Harvey, who...
This was an interesting season for the St. Lucie Mets. In the first half they finished in second place, eight games out of first and missed making the playoffs. In the second half, they fought and nearly pulled off a miracle at the end before running out of time. It was a very good season for a team with some talented hitters.
One of those hitters, outfielder Dustin Lawley...
After last night’s 3-2 loss to the Reds, the Mets remain in a four-way tie for the eighth worst record. The teams with the 10 worst records get their first round picks protected in the 2014 Draft. If it comes down to a tie breaker to determine the ten worst teams, the higher draft pick goes to the team that finished with a lower winning percentage in the previous season.
Why is this even a question for the New York Mets?
ALDERSON: Stupid to suggest he would tank.
Yes, the issue of the protected pick surfaced last season when the Mets were considering signing Michael Bourn as a free agent. Major League Baseball wrongly ruled in that case. However, this time, the issue of draft-pick compensation surfaced in relation to the team winning or losing on...
After an up and down season, Daniel Murphy’s final stat line isn’t too bad at all.
.285/.315/.415, .320 wOBA, 106 wRC+, 3.0 fWAR, and for what it’s worth, career highs in hits (186), home runs (13), stolen bases (20, while being caught only three times), triples (four), runs scored (92), and RBIs (76).
The average second baseman this year .256/.316/.375 mark, with a 90 wRC...
Scooter Gennett capped a four-run second inning with a two-run single and the Milwaukee Brewers overcame some wild pitching Thursday night that included the beaning of David Wright for a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets.
Wright was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Johnny Hellweg with two outs in the third inning. The All-Star third baseman went down to his hands and knees but...
If Gee pitches seven innings, he’ll reach the 200-IP mark for the season. If he gets the win, he’ll tie a career-high with 13 victories. Game time is 7:10 pm.
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Whether Ruben Tejada fans like it or not, the man has played his way out of the starting role next season. There are few internal options but many external options that the Mets could explore. Here are the starting shortstops from each organization (FA= free agent after the season T= only eligible through trade NPA= Not Physically Available):
Arizona Diamondbacks: Didi Gregorius...
Mets (71-85) at Reds (90-67) • 7:10 p.m.
LHP Jon Niese (7-8, 3.81) vs. RHP Mike Leake (14-6, 3.21)
Eric Young Jr., LF
Daniel Murphy, 2B
David Wright, 3B
Lucas Duda, 1B
Juan Lagares CF
Mike Baxter RF
Travis d’Arnaud C
Wilfredo Tovar SS
Jon Niese P
The Mets lost the game in extras last night as possible future Met Choo had the walk-off hit. Jon Niese gets...
Matt Harvey (# 2) and David Wright (# 13) are among the top 20 selling jerseys in a list released by Major League Baseball.
The list which follows, is based on MLB jersey sales since the All-Star break.
Top 20 Selling Jerseys
1. Mariano Rivera, Yankees
2. Matt Harvey, Mets
3. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers
4. Manny Machado, Orioles
5. Buster Posey, Giants
6. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
Bronson Arroyo is scheduled to be a free agent at the end of the season and is likely going to garner some interest on the open market. The 36-year old Arroyo would be a good addition for a team on a one or two-year deal.
The New York Mets may target starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo this winter, multiple industry sources told Mike Puma of the New York Post. One talent evaluator...
My host provider tells me the problem is that they upgraded their security and the old chat software did not play nice with it. So, we’re trying out a new chat interface tonight. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!
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How can one be angry after a 1-0 win which helps spoil playoff positioning for another team? Well let me show you:
First off, Daisuke Matsuzaka, who will be known more for Dice Clock than he will for his recent stretch of good pitching, pitched seven and two thirds of scoreless baseball to get the win in his first ever start against the Cincinnati Reds. He has a 1.37 ERA in his...