Found February 15, 2012 on
Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with most of the moves that Sandy Alderson and Co. have made this off-season. Not spending a ton of money (which the team didn’t even have) on a player like Jose Reyes was a hard decision, but it was the right move. Personally, I loved the Angel Pagan for Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez trade and if I were the Mets I probably would have done Pagan for Torres straight up. I don’t even mind giving $6M a year to Frank Francisco. He’s a very solid pitcher and compares well to other closers who got paid similar amounts this off-season. Maybe they could have saved a little bit if they waited out the market, but you can’t blame them for wanting to address the bullpen situation quickly and effectively. The one problem I’ve had with the front office was the signing of Jon Rauch. It’s not that he is a bad pitcher, and personally I think he’ll do fine this year. I just believe that they jumped the gun way too early and overpaid to find a 7th inni...

Mets Blogosphere Weighs In On Alderson/Twitter

I wanted to get a sense of what some of the most popular Mets bloggers, Mets personalities and Top Mets Tweeps thought about Sandy Alderson’s foray into Twitter. Most of the people who responded were very positive about it. Check it out… I love that Sandy is on twitter. It shows he can relate and interact with the fans along with a sense of humor. I think he should continue...

Mets’ GM Sandy Alderson believes his team will surprise

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Sandy Alderson On WFAN At 3:00 PM

Mets GM Sandy Alderson will be on WFAN with Mike Francesa at 3:00 PM. Lots of varying opinions on Alderson’s foray into Twitter. Some are getting a kick out of it, some fans feel as though he’s mocking them, and others simply don’t care. Where do you stand? The funniest person on Twitter these days is New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson. His account @MetsGM ...

Mets Fans: It’s Time To Deploy Operation “Everybody Cool Out”

If  you follow me on Twitter (@ttlsportsblog), you will notice that I am very passionate about the New York Mets.  Almost everyday I engage in some kind of Twitter chatter that revolves around the upcoming season.  With pitchers and catchers reporting in a few days, it’s time to deploy Operation: Everybody Cool Out. Before last week, all anyone wanted to do was cry about how...

Recap Of Sandy Alderson Interview On WFAN

This afternoon, Sandy Alderson was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN and MetsBlog posted a summary recap: Johan Santana will throw off a mound later this week in Port St. Lucie. He feels the current rotation is “pretty solid,” if Santana is healthy. There isn’t anyone on the roster who doesn’t have something to prove. Lucas Duda has big offensive potential. He believes...

Mets say team will surprise 

Sandy Alderson left his whoopee cushions and his one-liners back at his Twitter account, but he spoke optimistically Tuesday about his belief that the cash-strapped Mets will be “better than people are giving them credit for” in 2012.

Sandy shelves Twitter shtick in Mets forecast

Sandy Alderson left his one-liners back at his Twitter account, but he spoke optimistically Tuesday about his belief that the cash-strapped Mets will be "better than people are giving them credit for" in 2012.

Mets Have Room For Improvement Over 2011

Yesterday afternoon, New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson spent the better part of an hour on the air with Mike Francesa on WFAN. Their topics varied in what I would describe as a pretty good interview on Francesa's part, ranging from the team's lineup, to their finances, to the outlook for 2012 and even Sandy Alderson's recently foray into the realm that is Twitter. A lot...

Fun with 2012 Mets predictions

As we draw closer to the opening of training camp we will, as Mets’ fans, collectively dust off our previous frustrations and displeasures with the teams’ past failures (not to mention current financial woes) and hope springs eternal. It’s a clean slate. You’re once again starting from scratch with all things being equal. It’s an exciting time to be a baseball fan. No matter...

From Left Field: The 5th Bench Spot

Though the Mets did not make any huge splashes this offseason, the final 25-man roster has pretty much taken shape already based on the team’s acquisitions. Barring any injuries in spring training, the starting lineup looks set: Davis, Murphy, Tejada, Wright, Thole, Bay, Torres and Duda. Even the starting pitching staff won’t look too different than Santana, Dickey, Pelfrey,...

Seong-Min Kim, Korea, and the International Draft

Yesterday evening, Roch Kubatko of MASN announced the most unexpected: The MLB had voided the Baltimore Orioles‘ contract with 17-year-old South Korean pitcher Seong-Min Kim. Kim had signed with the Orioles earlier this year, but the $550,000 signing almost instantly sent the peninsula into an icy rage. The Korean Baseball Organization (KOB) decried the MLB for not affording it...

Top 10 Mets Prospects of 2012: #10 Matt Den Dekker

We all see Major League farm systems and minor league players ranked around the web, so with spring training on the horizon, now is the perfect time to began shining a Daily Stache spotlight on what can be expecting in 2012 from some very significant young Mets down on the farm. Here comes the first installment of the Daily Stache’s Top 10 Mets Prospects of 2012. 10. Matt Den...

MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Are Waving The White Flag?

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reported today that the Mets are one of five teams waving the white flag. Here is the segment he wrote on the Mets… The Mets’ payroll has dropped roughly $50 million since this time last year. They lost popular shortstop Jose Reyes because they weren’t able to match the Marlins’ offer — a notion that would have seemed absurd two years ago...
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