Found November 15, 2011 on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
PLAYERS: Sandy Alderson
According to Jon Heyman of, Sandy Alderson will NOT initiate talk of trading David Wright, and any consideration of moving Wright will be made only if they’re “blown away.”

Alderson eyeing closers

MILWAUKEE — Sandy Alderson likely won’t leave the GM meetings today with a new closer for the Mets, but he has taken small steps in the search.The Mets general manager yesterday said he has met with Frank Francisco’s agents and spoken with Matt Capps’ agent, but cautioned there...

Video: Sandy Alderson Updates Jose Reyes Situation

Tonight on the MLB Network, Sandy Alderson spoke briefly about the Jose Reyes situation. One key point was that from his stand point, the length of a contract is typically more difficult to swallow than the dollars. Another point he spoke about was the relationship Reyes has with Mets fans and how that effects what the Mets will do. Both Reyes and Alderson have kept the lines of...

Video: Alderson talks about the Mets’ effort to re-sign Reyes

Checkout this video of Mets GM Sandy Alderson talking to MLB Network about the Mets’ efforts to re-sign Jose Reyes: Theres’s nothing new here… Alderson essentially reiterated lots of information that we as fans already knew. He basically said that the Mets have been in communication with Reyes’ agent and have expressed their continual interest in him. He said that he thinks...

Murphy Available; Mets Considered Street & Chavez

Mets GM Sandy Alderson says the team isn’t close to completing any deals, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News (Twitter link). Here are updates on some potential moves for the team... Adam Rubin of hears the Mets informed other teams that Daniel Murphy is available. While many players are available in the right move at this time of year,...

Alderson's shrinking payroll in quotes...

With reports that the Mets will be tendering Angel Pagan, basically the Mets will be returning the same positional team as last year minus Jose Reyes.  Will a healthy Ike Davis, Dan Murphy, David Wright and a rejuvenated Jason Bay be enough to make the difference to even win 70 something games this year.  With Reyes gone the Mets should be able to make an up-grade somewhere amongst...

Alderson feels he has about “a dozen” options at closer

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Sandy Alderson said he has met with Frank Francisco’s agents and spoken with Matt Capps’ agent, but cautioned there are probably about “a dozen” options on the market to fill the closer’s role. “I think we are casting a wide net,” Alderson said, according to Puma. “But that doesn’t mean there are 50 candidates.” According...

Bats: Mets Look to Improve Bullpen

General Manager Sandy Alderson said he had begun to have discussions with a number of agents who represent free-agent relievers.

Sandy: Reyes chase far from over 

Sandy Alderson has remained in contact with Jose Reyes’ representatives since the shortstop began flirting with other teams, and he does not expect a fast resolution.

Mets GM doesn't expect quick Reyes resolution

Sandy Alderson has spoken with the representatives for Jose Reyes since the free-agent shortstop's visit last week to Miami. And Alderson is under the impression that Reyes is not signing quickly with the Marlins ... or anywhere else.

Doug’s Dugout: Mets Put The “Off” In Offseason

Now that the Mets have thrown (John) Debus under the bus, maybe it is time to start reshaping this sub-.500 team. It’s a revelation that the bullpen coach was at the forefront of the teams’ woes and that GM Sandy Alderson swiftly extracted him (and a few other scapegoats, such as fan favorite, Mookie Wilson) without rancor. This is tantamount to re-arranging the deck chairs on...

Alderson shifts focus from Reyes to relief

A resolution to the Jose Reyes situation must wait, so for now general manager Sandy Alderson shifts his focus on a key area for the Mets: relief pitching.

Miami Marlins offer Jose Reyes a six-year contract, making first move in race for shortstop

Also, Mets GM Sandy Alderson leaves open possibility of re-signing Angel Pagan

Mets GM Sandy Alderson looking at Matt Capps, Frank Francisco for bullpen

Also, Jason Pridie signs minor-league deal with Oakland Athletics

Minor Moves: Gonzalez, Buchholz, Ortega

The latest minor moves from's transactions page... The Padres released second baseman Alberto Gonzalez. San Diego appears to be clearing 40-man roster space in anticipation of next month's Rule 5 draft.  Right-hander Taylor Buchholz elected free agency. The Mets removed Buchholz from their 40-man roster earlier in the week. He would have earned roughly...


Tomorrow at Citi Field there will be a press conference to announce plans for the New York Mets 50th Anniversary celebration. There will be special days to commemorate past Mets players and moments in Mets history. The big news however is the 2012 Mets will look like Mets, dressed predominantly in blue and orange. Of course this is a blue and orange letter day for The Mets Police...
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