Found June 11, 2013 on New York Mets Report:
Sandy Alderson is infuriating with his “lawyer speak,’’ which is the art of answering a question without saying something. After hearing him Monday on Mike Francesa, who, of course, did not ask the appropriate follow-up questions, I will give you that public service: ON FIRST BASE CHOICE WITH IKE DAVIS OPTIONED: ALDERSON: Say what? Alderson answer: Terry [Collins] will have three options. Daniel Murphy can move to first base and we can play Jordany Valdespin everyday at second base. A second option will be to play Josh Satin at first base and leave Murphy where he is. Third, but not likely would be playing Lucas Duda at first. We’ve told Murphy about first base and he understands that if we do move him, we’re not looking to shift him to first base permanently. But basically if we move Murph it gives us a chance to evaluate Valdespin who we need to look at closely. Obvious follow-up: If they’ve been thinking about this for a while, then why didn’t they have an action plan in place? T...

MMO Mailbag: Is Sandy Alderson Baseball’s Losingest GM?

Last week I received an email asking me if it was true that Mets GM Sandy Alderson was on the verge of breaking some long held major league record for the most consecutive losing seasons by a GM. Actually, it was an accusatory email also suggesting that I’ve become a shill for the Mets and that’s why I never post anything critical of Sandy. Obviously, this reader has me confused...

Mets Will Have $45M To Spend… Oh No They Won’t… Not Unless J.P. Morgan Says They Could

“Not so fast, Sandy. I’m calling the shots around here.” – JP Morgan  Sandy Alderson told Joel Sherman of the New York Post, that he will likely have a $90 to $100 million payroll budget next season. When you factor in Wright, Niese, raises and arbitration eligible players, the Mets have roughly $55 million in payroll commitments for the 2014 season. That should give...

Alderson Made Wholesale Roster Changes Nine Months Later

The New York Mets have gotten off to a wretched start that has seen them dip to 12 games below .500 in early-June. The early optimism of a club that could potentially earn a Wild Card berth if everything clicked is as far gone as a Rob Carson fastball. The club demoted LHB Mike Baxter, LHP Rob Carson, and LHB Ike Davis on Sunday night following the club’s 8-4 loss to the Miami...

Anthony for LI feels Mike Francesa's armpit hair brings out his eyes

Anthony from Long Island tells Mike Francesa, sporting his Pin Pals bowling shirt, that his armpit hair brings out the beauty of his eyes. Tony may have lower expectations than does Francesa's... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Mike Francesa Guarantees Cubs Attendance Numbers, Lies about it when he's Wrong Again

Most folks not suffering from a mental disorder who got something wrong would simply admit to it. Especially trivial things of no consequence. Mike Francesa? He'll lie even more. Today's? A... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Sandy Alderson On WFAN: Lots To Talk About…

Sandy Alderson was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN this afternoon and here is a summary of what he had to say on a variety of topics: Winning vs Developing: Wins never become secondary and the reason is that none of us can stomach losses. We want to win games while we are developing players. The Players we need to evaluate will get some playing time and that’s evident with move...

Mets Might Have Waited Too Late To Save Ike Davis

The first thing to cross my mind hearing about the Ike Davis demotion is:  What grievous thing did he do that he hasn’t done all season to finally cause Sandy Alderson to act? Seriously, what took Alderson so long? All of a sudden Alderson watched the flailing first baseman and said, “Hey, this has to stop.’’ I find that hard to believe. What I don’t find hard to believe...

Mike Francesa a fool if he doesn't have Rangers coverage before April next year: Caller

Gay rights pioneer Mike Francesa would be a fool if he doesn't do some hockey prior to April next year. Come on now - he's a fool either way. **Follow us on Twitter, View Blitz Viral... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Wheeler could make Mets debut June 18 at Atlanta

The New York Mets may bring up top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler to start one of the games of a doubleheader at Atlanta on June 18. ''It's a possibility,'' Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday. ''Quite possible.'' Alderson hinted at the likelihood of calling up Wheeler during an interview earlier in the day on WFAN and then spoke...

Alderson and Wright Address the Davis, Baxter, Carson Demotions

Sandy Alderson has announced that the Mets have optioned Ike Davis, Mike Baxter and Robert Carson to Triple-A Las Vegas following today’s brutal 8-4 loss to the Marlins. “At some point you just have to say to yourself this is not in his best interest,” Sandy Alderson said about Davis’ demotion. “I was one of his biggest supporters. I just felt at some point we’ve got...

Alderson Says Duda and Tejada Are Not Core Players

One of the things Sandy Alderson said today during his interview with WFAN’s Mike Francesa, struck me as being kind of odd and out of place. Alderson said that he does not consider Ruben Tejada or Lucas Duda as part of the team’s core. You know what? Neither do I, but I doubt that Duda or Tejada care what I think. Alderson also said he “does consider” Ike Davis to be part...

Broadcasting Games For A Loser Presents Certain Challenges

In an article that was highly critical of the New York Mets, Bob Raissman of the Daily News pondered how challenging it must be for SNY to broadcast Mets games and still keep the viewers from tuning out. With no end to the Mets’ ineptitude and misery in sight, their broadcasters are the only entertaining element left. They won’t be able to stop the ratings from tanking, no set...

Put It In The Books: Wheeler To Debut June 18 In Atlanta

Updated by Joe D, You can put it in the books. Sandy Alderson strongly hinted today that Zack Wheeler will make his Mets and MLB debut on June 18 in Atlanta. “You could speculate and be fairly comfortable that you will see him pitch on that day.” The Mets have doubleheader that day and it could very well be a Harvey and Wheeler pairing for the Mets. Zoom, zoom.. Original Post ...

Don La Greca had the Best take on the Whole Tim Tebow Pats / Jets Angle

Craig Carton, Mike Francesa, Don La Greca, Chris Carlin, Rex Ryan and Bill Belichick all talk Tim Tebow. **Follow us on Twitter, View Blitz Viral Videos, or Return to us... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Mike Francesa: Tim Tebow is Bill Belichick's toy, dumbest move

Tim Tebow is a toy that Bill Belichick bought as a favor to Urban Meyer. And it's going to get a lot of press. We won't do that here. The Patriots must have an inertia problem. **Follow... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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