Found November 30, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
Mets GM Sandy Alderson is searching for a closer, but that’s by no means his team's lone offseason need. Here’s the latest, as the Mets work to build their first playoff team since 2006... Free agent relievers Jon Rauch and Brad Lidge are “strong” on the Mets’ radar, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post (on Twitter). The Mets inquired on Andrew Bailey, but they don’t seem to be willing to meet Oakland’s asking price, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post (on Twitter). The Rangers, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Mariners and Reds are also interested in the former AL Rookie of the Year.  Though previous Mets administrations liked Orlando Hudson and he’s now “very available,” the Mets aren’t currently interested, according to Sherman (Twitter link). The Padres owe Hudson $5.5MM in 2012 and the team has an $8MM option for 2013 ($2MM buyout).


Last night I had the privilege to be invited to be part of the Mets bloggers Q & A conference call with Mets GM Sandy Alderson. Eric Simon and the staff at Amazin’ Avenue have done another outstanding job of putting together a transcript of the conference call (click the link and read the whole transcript it will be the most informative information you’ll get about the Mets...

It is time for teams to have more engagement with their blogs

So I saw something on twitter today that made me insanely jealous, the Mets are having a blogger conference call with GM Sandy Alderson.  Yes, lowly bloggers get to ask questions to the guy who is in charge of making the biggest decisions for Major League Baseball team.  Let me repeat that, the Mets are having a blogger conference call with GM Sandy Alderson.  ...

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...

Video: Alderson on the trade market, the team’s needs, and Reyes

Checkout this conference call between Mets beat reporters and GM Sandy Alderson which covers a variety of information including the trade market and its influence on closers, the team’s needs (the bullpen, a catcher, a second baseman or shortstop (“depending on what happens” with Reyes), and of course Jose Reyes: So, basically we learned nothing from this conference call...

Sandy Alderson On If Jose Reyes Is A Franchise Player

Last night, Sandy Alderson hosted a conference call with a few Mets bloggers that was by far the best one I ever participated in. We had some great questions from everyone and Sandy, who was very cordial, took his time and answered all of our questions concisely and proficiently. The tone of the call was kind of upbeat and it was interesting to hear how passionate everyone was about...

Mets last in division to address closer situation, still like A’s Bailey

Is anyone else starting to get worried that when we hear Sandy Alderson say “I’m waiting to see how the market develops”, what he’s really saying is “Once all the top free agents are signed, we’ll see what’s left for us.”  I know it’s early and this offseason’s expectations were to be low given the team’s payroll constraints, but seeing an NL East opponent...

Mets Money

Howard Megdal comments on the Mets losing Jonathan Broxton to the Royals, and what is says about the 2012 payroll: The essence of Moneyball is getting undervalued assets. And the intriguing part of bringing Alderson in last October was precisely how many undervalued assets he could add on a New York budget. Some pan out, some don’t. But the more chances you take on such players...

Mets GM Alderson: Market for Reyes remains unclear

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets general manager Sandy Alderson hopes to speak with free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes' agents in the next few days.

Doug’s Dugout: I Want My Maypo

In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss: being a Mets fan, trades, and other thoughts rattling around in an empty head: My friends it’s confusing being a Mets fan theses days. On one hand I can understand that GM Sandy Alderson is trying to rebuild the farm system while simultaneously stock a competitive team that the fans can root for. Moreover, not commit the lions’ share of the...

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...

Mets GM: market for Reyes, free agents, unclear

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson hopes to speak with free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes' agents in the next few days.

Royals sign Jonathan Broxton

Another closer can be crossed of Sandy Alderson’s list with the news of Jonathan Broxton being signed by the Kansas City Royals for $4 million with $1 million in possible incentives. #bbpBox_141614856922075136 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_141614856922075136 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Heard some within Mets org. felt that $4M tag on Broxton was too...
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