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Like all teams, the Mets had questions entering spring training. The Mets, of course, had more than most. At that time I listed the top ten questions facing the 2013 Mets. Let’s take a look back at how the season answered those questions. Some were in the positive, others not.QUESTION: To what degree will the Wilpon’s financial problems impact the Mets? ANSWER: Did you see any new faces of consequence added at the trade deadline? Nope, I didn’t think so. Despite a strong first half, the Mets had issues – notably the bullpen – which they did not address at the end of July. Failing to improve the team, the Mets spiraled down in the second half. While the Mets received a favorable verdict in the Madoff case – they have two more years before they have to pay off – it will not induce GM Sandy Alderson to significantly enter the free agent market. The Mets spent $100 million this year on player salaries and don’t expect them to pay much more than that in 2013.QUESTION: What will we get f...
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Looking through a vacuum, the Mets’ 2012 season was pretty par for the course.Think about it. Nearly every pundit and prognosticator predicted the Mets to be an underwhelming bunch and almost all unanimously picked the Mets to finish last in the NL East. At least we beat out the Miami Reyes!So, for the most part, the Mets lived up to the expectations that were placed upon them...
Until something gets done, the David Wright situation will to be the central theme on Mets blogs everywhere for this entire offseason. I wanted to get things started by asking our staff the following most important question for the Mets moving forward.Have we seen David Wright’s final game in a Mets uniform? Mitch: No. The reason why the Mets won’t be spending much in free...
David Wright and Ruben Tejada seem more than comfortable working together after the departure of Jose Reyes
Welcome to our off-season, my Mets faithful! I realize there is still post-season baseball to be played (how ’bout those A’s, huh?) but for the Kings of Queens, the off-field work is already starting. As we at the Daily Stache begin the long wait until February 13...
The buzz on the street is that the Mets, still strapped for cash and likely to bleed money for another season or two might need to part ways with their beloved 3B. As David Wright would leave Flushing for a new franchise, this Met fan wonders, who the Mets will bill as the great hope of the team? If not Wright, then who?Ike Davis seems to be an option. He’s clean cut, and...
The four things the Mets have to do this off-season to keep the Moneyball project going strong according to the movies…1. Hire Jonah Hill immediately to assist Sandy Alderson in the front office.2. Trade Ike DavisFind a guy with nerve damage in his throwing arm to play first base.Why? Because walks are better than 30+ home runs.3. Adopt Norman Dale’s “hoosiers” philosophy...
In a post to CBS Sportsline.com, MLB reporter Jon Heyman lists who he believes should bring home some hardware for their 2012 campaigns. When speaking about the should-be winner of the National League Cy Young Award, Heyman stated the following about New York Mets starter, R.A. Dickey:“[R.A. Dickey] led the league in strikeouts, but most impressively managed to go 20-6 for the...
It was great to see Scott Hairston hit a home run yesterday to reach the 20-home run plateau in a Mets victory on the final day of the season.Hairston was a consistent performer this season as he set a new career-high in games played with 134.He hit extremely well against left-handed pitching so he earned time as a platoon player, but based on the Mets lackluster offense, Hairston...
Photo Taken by Michael BaronWith the off-season upon us, the New York Mets front-office can now begin the daunting task of trying to turn this club into a contender. Honestly, I don’t see that happening in one off-season. The club needs a new outfield, help in the pen, a starting catcher, Major League caliber players on its bench, and could even use another arm in the rotation...
In a report for the New York Times, Richard Sandomir says the Mets are talking to banks in an effort to raise more cash so to be able to reorganize their debt.According to Sandomir, the Mets could refinance SNY’s $450 million loan and then borrow more to repay some of the team’s debt and pick up some extra money that will be used to pay for day-to-day operations of the team...
Photo by Michael BaronThe face of the franchise, the player with all of the team's offensive records and probably the rarest of all accomplishments in today's game, an entire career with one team.With all that said, is it the right move for this organization to re-sign David Wright to a long term contract. Despite the Madoff scandal being behind them, the organization has...
Listen to internet radio with MetsMerized on Blog Talk Radio!So there you go – I made the ultimate move to encourage laziness. Right above this text is your gateway to the most recent episode of MetsMerized Radio. In this episode, the fourth official one, you can hear Pete Shapiro and I make our debuts as the hosts as we talk about the 2012 season in a complete and comprehensive...
The New York Mets would like to retain third basemen David Wright and pitcher R.A. Dickey for years to come. The team is working on re-signing the two to multi-year deals before their current contracts expire after the 2013 season.
Wright has long been considered a cornerstone of the Mets. He is believed to be seeking a long term deal of seven years or more worth $125 million. Wright...
Thoughts from Joe D.I wanted to weigh in on this interview and decided to include my thoughts but leave HoJo’s original post below for thise who did not get a chance to hear the original interview and wanted a summary. You can still listen to the full interview here.I was inspired to write this after reading Matt Cerrone’s take on this at MetsBlog this morning. I agree with...
Sandy Alderson was on WFAN a short time ago. He addressed MANY different aspects of the season and what will happen in the offseason. One quote stood out to me more than any other. Mike Francesa asked “Do you expect to make small upgrades in the OF and C or do you plan on making significant changes at those positions?”. Alderson replied “I expect to make SIGNIFICANT changes...