Found December 13, 2011 on Mets Fever:
Sandy Alderson said today that if the Mets bring in a starting pitcher it will need to be someone who gives them flexibility.  A pitcher who could be in the rotation or a longman out of the pen or someone who could start the year in Buffalo.  A pitcher with experience in both the rotation and the pen, who had options or signed a minor league deal.  Earlier this month it was reported that the Mets were interested in re-signing Miguel Batista, this seems to be the type of pitcher they're looking for...

“There are some interesting names out there. We have to hit the right spot with the guy that gives us the kind of flexibility that will ultimately give us the depth. And that’s not always easy to find. source ESPN NY

Sandy Alderson Addresses State Of Team, Ballpark

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson made an appearance at the Mets Kids’ Holiday Party, and he talked about a medley of issues surrounding the team. First, he spoke about the new changes to the outfield wall at Citi Field. He said that it wasn’t one particular event that sparked the change, but that the constant “consternation and criticism” triggered the decision. The team...

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Bats: Alderson Works Through Mets' Woes

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson tries to tackle the team's offseason needs while constantly answering questions about the team's finances.

Will Mets be the big underdog of 2012?

I'm a sucker for underdogs. Starting with the Sons of Liberty (no, not a sports team, people. Read your history books) to Lawrence of Arabia, underdogs have always captured my imagination. "Breaking Away" is my favorite movie. I'm always the one rooting for the little guy whose chances are slim to none -- and yes, slim just left town. For those of us raised in...

At Mets' holiday party, GM Sandy Alderson says shopping is done until January

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Alderson Works Through Mets' Woes

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson tries to tackle the team's offseason needs while constantly answering questions about the team's finances.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson appointed to MLB committee to study international draft

Alderson worked in DR before joining Mets

Panel to study if MLB needs international draft

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, Tampa Bay executive vice president Andrew Friedman and retired player Tony Clark have been appointed to a committee to study whether baseball should have an international draft.

Mets near minority shares sales in club

General manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that the Mets expect an influx of cash in January, by which time ownership expects to have sold multiple minority shares in the club.

MLB, MLBPA To Talk International Acquisitions

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association announced that they formed a committee to discuss the development and acquisition of international players. Sandy Alderson of the Mets, Andrew Friedman of the Rays and Kim Ng of MLB join MLB executive VP Rob Manfred, while Tony Clark, Stan Javier and Rick Shapiro of the MLBPA join Michael Weiner, the association’s executive...

Sandy talks about Reyes, and the definition of an ‘offer’

Yesterday at Citi Field, Sandy Alderson said he has no regrets over how things played out between the Mets and Jose Reyes. He said he never wanted to make the first offer to Reyes, knowing Jose’s agents would simply turn around and shop that offer to other teams (forcing the Mets to eventually offer more anyway). As an example, he doesn’t think it is a coincidence that Jose’s...

MLB, Union For Players to Begin Discussions For International Draft

While it wasn’t completed in time for the new collective bargaining agreement in Major League Baseball, the league and the MLB Players Association agreed that further discussions around the development of international players – including a worldwide draft – would begin, no later than January 15 of 2012. Today both sides announced the “International Talent Committee” that...

Mets talk with Jays, but Sandy says Niese is in his plans

Tuesday on Twitter,’s Jon Heyman said at least three or four teams are still interested in acquiring Jon Niese from the Mets. However, later in the day, according to ESPN New York, Sandy Alderson said Niese is in his plans for next year. Alderson acknowledged that he will listen to offers for any player, but, “at this point that’s all it is, is talk,” while...

The “question mark” surrounding Johan Santana

Yesterday at the Mets holiday party at Citi Field, Sandy Alderson told reporters he viewed Johan Santana as a “question mark” heading into the 2012 season, although he had previously said Santana should be ready for the full workload in Spring Training. In a post to his blog for ESPN New York, Adam Rubin spoke to an “employee” in another organization who “painted a grim...

NL East Links: Johan, Cameron, Conrad

Thirteen years ago today, the Cardinals acquired Edgar Renteria from the Marlins for Braden Looper, Pablo Ozuna, and Armando Almanza. Here's the latest from the NL East... “We think he’s going to be ready, but he might not be," said Mets GM Sandy Alderson to Dan Martin of The New York Post when asked about the status of Johan Santana. "That’s where the...
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