Found November 30, 2011 on Mets Fever:
Joel Sherman is reporting that the Mets inquired about Andrew Bailey, who Oakland recently made available.  The 27 y/o right handed closer has compiled 75 saves in his first three seasons, to an ERA of 2.07.  He's only pitched 40 something innings the past two seasons but still has three years of control left.  Billy Beane is notorious for selling high and fleecing the other team,  I can't see us being a match...

Mets Revamp Amateur and Professional Scouting Departments

The New York Mets today announced the following promotions and additions to the club’s amateur and professional scouting departments: The Mets have hired general manager Sandy Alderson’s son, Bryn Alderson, as a professional scout, the team announced Thursday in a round of hirings and promotions. Bryn Alderson, 30, spent the last five years as a pro scout in his father’s original...

Quotes: Sandy on if Reyes will give Mets final offer

“We’re very interested in retaining Jose Reyes,” Sandy Alderson said tonight on a conference call with team bloggers. “We’re sincere in our desire to have him back.” Earlier today, WFAN’s Rich Coutinho said Alderson and Jose’s representatives have a ‘gentleman’s agreement,’ which states that, once Jose receives all of his offers, the Mets will be given a...

Dave Kingman, 1976 and what might have been

I like Dave Kingman. Now, I realize perfectly well that makes me an idiot in the minds of some. After all, Kingman could seemingly do nothing besides hit home runs on the field and generally the less said about his off the field exploits, the better. But man, was he fun to watch! The thrill of seeing a home run hitter – check that a HOME RUN HITTER – on the Mets was almost...

Face it Mets, it’s time to lower ticket prices even more!

This post is inspired by these tweets: #bbpBox_141921023577690112 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_141921023577690112 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }If I were attending #Mets season-ticket holders Q&A, I might ask: If payroll needs to reflect revenue, don't prices need to reflect payroll?about 19 hours ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@AdamRubinESPNAdam...

And Nick Evans

The Pirates signed Nick Evans to a minor league deal last night, according to the New York Daily News. Evans has played bits and pieces of the last four seasons with the Mets as a utility first baseman/corner outfielder with very little power. That doesn't sound terribly exciting, but Evans does have a respectable .295/.360/.489 line against lefties, with six of his eight career...

Jose Reyes free agency still cloudy, Mets GM Sandy Alderson says

Also, Mets name Ron Romanick new minor-league pitching coordinators

Live Post at 6:30 pm of Sandy’s Blogger Conference Call

Tonight at 6:30 pm, Sandy Alderson will talk with a group of Mets bloggers by phone, as he gets ready for next week’s Winter Meetings in Dallas. Matthew Cerrone: I will post a Live Blog the moment the call begins, which will pull in tweets and commentary from other bloggers on the call. I intend to ask the missing follow up question from Sandy’s Q&A with me last month, in...

For The Win

The Mets have already won the offseason.Why? Jonathan Broxton is a Kansas City Royal.Maybe the Mets were never the lead dog for this big dog, but any connection between the Mets and Broxton, no matter how small, was enough to bring chills up my spine. A lot of the conversation about the Royals' $4 million contract for Broxton centered around the price. Was it too much? Does four...

For Mets, Bullpen Remains a Priority

Relief pitching, Jose Reyes and role players are on the minds of Mets executives.

For Mets, Reyes' decision will shape Meetings

The Mets have spent so much of this offseason waiting. They have waited for Jose Reyes to shop his services around to their rivals. They have waited for the market for free-agent relievers to define itself. They have waited for Reyes and other factors to define their shrinking budget.

Alderson expects to talk to Reyes’ agents in coming days

If the Mets have serious competition for Jose Reyes other than the Marlins, it’s news to Sandy Alderson. The Mets general manager yesterday said he’s unaware of any outside offers for the All-Star shortstop other than Miami’s reported bid in the $75-$90 million range over six...

Pirates sign Nick Evans to a Minor League deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Nick Evans to a Minor League deal with a Spring Training invitation according to Jenifer Langosch of Evans hit .256/.314/.403 with 4 HR's and 25 RBI's in 176 AB's for the New York Mets in 2011. Image by tjperr under the Creative Commons License.

Now Pitching for the Mets...Brad Lidge?

If the rumors on the internet are to believed - and, as a rule, I believe everything on the internet - then the New York Mets are making a run at former Phillies closer Brad Lidge, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. This news is not surprising, given the fact that Lidge would not be returning to the Phillies, and that, invariably, he would pitch for someone else. When you...

Aerys Sports: Realistic approach to free agency for Mets

Mets showing interest in Rauch and Lidge

The Mets continue to show strong interest in free agent relievers Brad Lidge and Jon Rauch, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. Michael Baron (Posted by Nov. 5, 2011): Rauch could be an interesting candidate for the bullpen this winter. Like Lidge, Rauch is someone who will be looking to rebound and re-establish himself next year, and he will probably come cheaper than...
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