Found November 02, 2011 on Mets Merized Online:
Andy Martino of the Daily News believes that there will be no shortage of David Wright rumors this hot stove season. After speaking with various NL executives as well as team sources, Martino comes up with three things to keep in mind: * No matter what happens with Jose Reyes this winter, it is highly unlikely that Wright will be traded before spring training. “(Sandy Alderson) would have to totally be bowled over (with an offer),” said one National League exec who has spoken with Alderson. When an opposing general manager calls Alderson about Wright, the Mets GM will not say, “please, just stop talking,” but he will be strongly disinclined to deal. * Wondering if Wright, who will be 29 in December, might sign a contract extension if Reyes departs? Not happening. Sources close to Wright’s camp say that agents Seth and Sam Levinson do not plan to reach out to the Mets this winter, and people close to the team predict Wright’s contract will remain “status quo” (he has one more guarant...

Martino: Expect Wright to remain with Mets AT LEAST until July 2012

While Andy Martino of the New York Daily News believes that David Wright is going to be a Met on Opening Day, he also thinks that if the Mets struggle early on in the season, the team will look to trade him. As quoted by Martino, an NL executive said, “(Sandy Alderson) would have to totally be bowled over (with an offer) [to trade Wright]” Martino also says that Wright will...

Lennon: Teams Lining Up For Reyes

According to David Lennon of Newsday, teams are lining up for Jose Reyes, which could make it a tough market for Reyes. However, Lennon says the Mets should also not elminate themselves from contention until the team believes they are “priced out.” Matthew Cerrone: I know it seems bleak right now, and I know it’s natural for reporters and talk show hosts to hate on the...

The latest and greatest on Jose Reyes. La Russa retires

Well the World Series is finally over. The parade is over.  No more baseball until next spring!!! ARGGGH!!!.  As we head into our last couple of days before we change the clocks back and get thrown into darkness until early next year  we wonder the fate of our shortstop.  The Mets have a couple of days to bargain with Reyes and his agent and there is some rumors that the Mets will not take

Mets prepare for life after Reyes

The New York Mets called a news conference Monday to announce how reasonable Citi Field's outfield dimensions will be in 2012 (finally), which probably made David Wright and Jason Bay happy. But it wasn't the news Mets fans were hoping to hear as Jose Reyes heads for the door as a free agent. Instead of unveiling a plan to keep their popular shortstop in Flushing for years...

Are the Nationals and Brewers the early favorites to land Jose Reyes?

In his column this morning (click here to read in full) Mike Puma of the New York Post wrote that  “One major league executive yesterday put the Nationals and Brewers atop the list of favorites to land Reyes, who is expected to command less than the $142 million over seven years that Carl Crawford received from Boston last winter.”  The reasoning behind the early prognostication...

Mets meet with Reyes reps, expect slow process

The New York Mets have met with representatives for Jose Reyes, to begin the process of trying to re-sign him.

Mets will take time before making Reyes offer

The Mets do not plan to make an offer to free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes anytime soon, general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday, nor do they expect Reyes to sign before December.

Mets plan to lowball Reyes 

SPEAKING PUBLICLY for the first time about Jose Reyes since the shortstop became a free agent on Sunday, general manager Sandy Alderson reiterated what the Daily News reported on Friday: The Mets will not begin with an offer designed to overwhelm the shortstop, and the team does not expect a a resolution for several months.

Mets, Jose Reyes could be in for a slow negotiating process

Also, GM Sandy Alderson says his focus for pitching this offseason is on the bullpen

Official Elias Rankings – Reyes, K-Rod, Oswalt, Dotel Among This Offseason’s Type A Class

Here they are, courtesy of MLBTR. The official Elias rankings for this offseason. The list below includes all unsigned ranked free agents. Type A C.C. Sabathia, Yankees – 95.930 (can opt out) Brandon Phillips, Reds – 91.518 (club option) Albert Pujols, Cardinals – 95.200 Prince Fielder, Brewers – 91.200 C.J. Wilson, Rangers – 90.988 David Ortiz, Red Sox – 86.000 Ryan...

NY Mets unveil new smaller Citi Field fences featuring closer and shorter dimensions 

In hopes of creating a ballpark less hostile to home runs, the Mets on Monday announced official plans to alter the dimensions of Citi Field. "Offense is exciting for many fans," general manager Sandy Alderson said. "Maybe it will be slightly more entertaining."

NL East Links: Wright, Phillies, Braves

The Nationals are close to bringing back Chien-Ming Wang. Let's now round up some other links from the NL East... “[Mets GM Sandy Alderson] would have to totally be bowled over [to trade David Wright this offseason],” a source told Andy Martino if The New York Daily News. Martino also hears that Wright's representatives have not reached out to the team about a contract...

Sandy: Rotation has bodies right now, bullpen does not

“We’ve got four or five guys that I would call ‘above the line,’ that we could go into the season with, in the rotation…We have far fewer than that in the bullpen right now.” ~ Sandy Alderson, as quoted by ESPN New York During the September 20 broadcast on SNY, Sandy Alderson said he expects to go into Spring Training with a similar rotation to what is in place now,...


I don’t understand how some members of our Flushing congregation have a hard time comprehending that due to the financial problems of our beloved Skill Sets, it is not business as usual when it comes to restructuring this Mets team.  There will be no more careless bidding on free agents (I’ll see your 4th year and raise you a 6th year) as has been done in the past. Let’s...

John Franco still believes in Bobby Parnell

In the final weeks of the season, Sandy Alderson paid a visit into the SNY booth and said the following in regards to how he will handle the closer role heading into next season: Photo by Michael G. Baron The closer role is too important, and that’s not to say you have to overspend on the closer role, but I think you’ve got to have somebody that you can reasonably depend on...
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