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MMO Mailbag: Where Are Alderson’s Draft Picks?

Gregg asks… I read that the Mets have drafted a greater percentage of high school players during the last three drafts, and have also passed over many supreme college talents in doing so.With many players who were drafted in the years 2011-2013 playing big roles this postseason, aren’t you the least bit worried that Sandy Alderson is one of a few teams that have yet to see one...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets360 MLB Project: Being Billy Beane

When the MLB Project was being discussed at Mets360, I agreed to do so immediately. The chance to actually GM a team was something that couldn’t be passed up. When I was assigned the Oakland Athletics as my franchise, I found that kind of serendipitous. As a lifelong Mets and Baseball fan, I’m well aware of Billy Beane’s past and present connections with the Mets and his status...
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Differences Between The Giants And Mets

I hope Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins took notes in Game 1, because the Giants have the blueprint the Mets should be following. So, in comparing the wild-card Giants to the Mets, there’s more than just a 3,000-mile difference: Solid starting pitching: Madison Bumgarner was lights out, pitching quickly, and with command and composure. This is what the Mets expect from Matt Harvey...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets and Ricciardi Could Have Extension Completed Within A Week

Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that the Mets and J.P. Ricciardi could have a new extension wrapped up within a week. The Mets, who extended Sandy Alderson in September, could wrap up a new deal for assistant GM J.P. Ricciardi within week, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. Ricciardi, a respected baseball man who oversees the pro scouting department...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson’s Draft Picks Are Indication Of Long Term Plan

The hardest thing about building a winning team is the anticipation. Before 1996, there were no guarantees that Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and the rest of a very young Yankees team would prosper at the same time, if at all. The same can be said about the 1986 Mets. Frank Cashen took Daryl Strawberry with the #1 overall pick in the 1980 draft. It happened to be the very first pick...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets and J.P. Ricciardi Working On Extension Deal

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Mets are working on an extension deal to keep J.P. Ricciardi as a special assistant to general manager Sandy Alderson. The two worked together for 12 years with the Oakland Athletics. Prior to joining the Mets, Ricciardi previously served as Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations and general manager of the Toronto Blue...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Sandy Alderson make any moves?

In the past, Sandy Alderson has not made too many big splash moves to help the major league team. Most of the trades so far have involved selling off pieces of the Mets for prospects, which has worked out for the Mets as they are coming up through the system and making an impact on the big league club. The only big free agent contract he has handed out was to Curtis Granderson...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason questions facing the Mets

With the 2014-2015 offseason about to begin, the Mets begin their quest to make a playoff appearance in the 2015 season. In order to make the postseason, there are a few questions the Mets should think over, and decide which decision would be the best for them. Here are some of those questions: 1. How much payroll flexibility is needed to make a splash? With Lucas Duda, Jenrry ...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reviewing Sandy Alderson’s trades with the Mets

Sandy Alderson took over for Omar Minaya as General Manager in October of 2010. Under Alderson the Mets have yet to go over .500, but he has done well to rebuild the Mets Farm system through the draft and through trades. His most notable trades were trading away RA Dickey and Carlos Beltran. One of Alderson’s best trades so far was the Beltran for Zack Wheeler trade. San Francisco...
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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