Found November 15, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
PLAYERS: Sandy Alderson
Teams such as the Rockies, Dodgers, Twins, Royals, Cardinals, Yankees, and Astros may lose out on potential supplemental draft picks in 2012, if a new report from Joel Sherman of the New York Post holds true.  After talking to two executives briefed on the collective bargaining negotations, Sherman says there is a "strong possibility that Type-B compensation will be eliminated this offseason."  As you can see from the current list of Type B free agents, not all of them can expect arbitration offers next Wednesday, but several were likely.   This year, teams like the Blue Jays, Rays, and Padres added multiple draft picks in the #44-60 range by having Type B free agents turn down their offseason arbitration offers.  That type of opportunity may have already passed. Compensation is expected to remain the same this offseason for top Type A free agents, Sherman learned.  For example, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he's received assurances from the Commissioner's Office...

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...

Sandy will not initiate any talk of trading David Wright

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.”

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...

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.

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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