Found November 10, 2011 on Mets Merized Online:
PLAYERS: Sandy Alderson
TEAMS: New York Mets
Tonight, Sandy Alderson was a guest of Kevin Burkhardt on SNY’s Mets Hot Stove show. Here is Parts 1 and 2 of the interview courtesy of Part One On Reyes – “We’ve had a couple of face to face meetings, but I wouldn’t call them substantive in terms of a contract negotiation…Once the exclusive period ends, and other offers roll in, then I think things become more substantive and perhaps even more frequent than they were before.” Part Two On Wright – “Nobody is untouchable, we are happy to talk about anybody, but I would go back into the speel about those core players…In our case, David is one of those players (who identify with the fans), so we need to be careful there…But we want to build a winning team, and sometimes you have to make some difficult choices in order to do that…In those cases, you have to be cognizant of those players and the potential players coming in, but there’s nobody on the team who is untouchable.” Nothing new really. A lot of hedging and a lot of w

Video: Sandy Alderson on SNY’s Mets Hot Stove (Part 2)

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MetsBlog Q&A: Cerrone talks to Sandy about spending

Tonight, Sandy Alderson will be a guest on this season’s debut episode of SNY’s Mets Hot Stove, which airs every Thursday night at 6 pm ET. Last week, MetsBlog’s Matthew Cerrone caught up with Alderson for a quick, five-minute talk about the team’s strategy in regards to payroll and spending, which you can read below: Matthew Cerrone: Why can’t or won’t the Mets spend...

Alderson knows what he is doing

Sure, the 2011 season was not overtly successful. The Mets lost more games than they won. But, it also gave me every reason to believe that Alderson knows exactly what he is doing and has a vision to bring this team to a point of long term sustainable success. And, just because he is not making headlines by being the most aggressive pursuer of Reyes, there is difference between...

Video: Sandy Alderson talks to SNY’s Mets Hot Stove

You Can’t Handle The Truth

For many, our first impression was one of openness and honesty. When Sandy Alderson was introduced as general manager he spoke of wanting to win, yet said there would be difficult times. He gave hope things would be different in the new regime. There seemed to be an honesty about him absent from previous Mets management and the current ownership. You wanted to trust him. While Alderson...

On Baseball: In the N.L. East, Mets Are Likely to Go From Bad to Dreadful

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson knows that his team may have to get worse before it can better in the competitive N.L. East.

Email Q&A, pres. by Citi: Where is this all going?

Steven DiMartino, in a series of posts on Twitter, earlier today said: “Look, all I’m looking for (from Sandy Alderson) is direction. … This team has a HUGE public relations problem here. … You have to tell me, the guy buying season tickets, where are you going with this team. … If you say, “Look, we have young pitchers and we want to rebuild and reset to support them...


Photo from Bleacher Report   From watching Sandy Alderson with Kevin Burkhardt  on Mets Hot Stove, I come to the conclusion that when he took the job last year and looked over the landscape of the organization , he couldn’t believe the mess it was in. One of the things he spoke about last year that had me singing his praise was putting together a uniform system of teaching the...

What Are Some Possible Options For The Rotation

As Free Agency kicks into high gear Sandy Alderson and his cronies have a lot of holes to fill to be able to field a competitive team next season.  The hope is that a healthy Johan Santana will head the rotation, but despite make a few minor league starts this past summer he is no sure thing.  We are not assured he will be healthy for a full season, or even be the same pitcher...

Hope Is Not A Strategy

Sandy Alderson was brought in here as a fixer, to clean up the mess created by the Wilpon’s financial mess and years of mismanagement on the GM level. Since the Mets’ last World Series appearance in 2000, they have been about quick fixes. They never had a chance at Alex Rodriguez, which is just as well, but Roberto Alomar and Mo Vaughn were quick fix and gimmick signings. Ditto...

Video: Sandy Alderson on SNY’s Mets Hot Stove (Part 1)

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New York Mets: Chris Capuano Isn't Coming Back, What It Means for the Rotation

  Tuesday, the New York Mets announced that they wouldn't be re-signing left-handed pitcher Chris Capuano for the 2012 season and beyond. After being signed by general manager Sandy Alderson in the 2011 offseason, Capuano was a solid middle-of-the-rotation starter for the Mets in 2011, and it was a surprise that he wouldn't be brought back. The word on the street is...

Mets Notes: Reyes, Wright, Alderson

Let's round up some links from Flushing. Here's the latest on the Mets... In today's Insider-only blog post, ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Mets will not engage in a bidding war for free agent shortstop Jose Reyes. They will make him an offer they feel comfortable with, then move on if he rejects it. Within the same piece, Olney says that David Wright...

Broxton: why is a 27 y/o closer willing to take a 1yr deal

Andy Martino of the Daily News took a look at what closers would fit into the Mets plans.  Sandy Alderson said the team would be going outside the organization for next year's closer, with the payroll cuts it will have to be someone on a short term, low base salary, incentive laden deal.  Martino brought up Brad Lidge, Joe Nathan and Jonathan Broxton.  In the article Broxton...

Recap: Sandy on Reyes, free agency, and Wright

Tonight, Sandy Alderson was a guest of Kevin Burkhardt on SNY’s Mets Hot Stove, and he spoke about the status of Jose Reyes, the team’s position in free agency, and his thoughts about trading David Wright. On the status of his negotiations with the agents for Jose Reyes: “We’ve had a couple of face to face meetings, but I wouldn’t call them substantive in terms of a contract...
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