Found December 02, 2011 on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
TEAMS: New York Mets

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...

Saturday’s Reyes Links: The Push To Dallas Is On

Here’s a rundown of today’s top stories on Jose Reyes… Saturday’s Reyes Links Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post -  The Marlins are pushing hard to sign Jose Reyes this weekend. Marlins president Larry Beinfest told reporters, “It’s hard to say,” he replied when asked about the chances the team could sign at least two players before the winter meetings start Monday...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

Teams backed off Jose Reyes after Marlins 6/90 offer

One rival GM told Ken Rosenthal of that other clubs backed off pursuing Jose Reyes once the Marlins offered him $90 million for six years. “As of now, no other club appears as interested, but teams often mask their intentions in free agency,” Rosenthal points out. Here are other key updates about Jose over the last few days: The Marlins may bump up their offer...

Ex-Mets GM Minaya to become Padres VP (AP)

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that former New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya will be hired as a vice president of the San Diego Padres. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement was not yet final. Minaya was discussing a job with new Padres general manager Josh Byrnes that will give him a title along the lines of vice...

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...

Dodgers get LHP Capuano for $10M, 2 yrs. (AP)

Left-hander Chris Capuano and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a $10 million, two-year contract. The deal announced Friday includes a mutual option for 2014. After recovering from elbow-ligament replacement surgery, the 34-year-old was 11-12 with a 4.55 ERA for the New York Mets this year, striking 168 in 186 innings over 31 starts.
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