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The five best and five worst GMs in baseball

What makes a general manager a “good” general manager? Is it a willingness to take risks? An emphasis on sabermetrics? Or the discipline to hold the line, be patient, and trust a process? It could be any of those things; conversely, all of those things can also make a GM a “bad” one. It’s a fine line to walk. With that in mind, who are some of the best and worst GM’s...
Via The Outside Corner
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

The five best and five worst GM’s in baseball

What makes a general manager a “good” general manager? Is it a willingness to take risks? An emphasis on sabermetrics? Or the discipline to hold the line, be patient, and trust a process? It could be any of those things; conversely, all of those things can also make a GM a “bad” one. It’s a fine line to walk. With that in mind, who are some of the best and worst GM’s...
Via Bloguin Best
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ranking Sandy Alderson’s three best and worst Mets trades

Citi Field is currently buried in snow, as is the rest of the northeast, with many Mets fans only wanting to focus on warmer climates and when the team will head south. However, in these next three or so weeks is a chance for a GM to squeeze in a last-minute trade before his team reports for camp. In the case of Sandy Alderson, the general manager has infrequently made trades since...
Via Mets360.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Where Are All Of Sandy’s Draft Picks?

Devin asks… Isn’t anyone the least bit concerned that as Sandy Alderson enters his fifth season as GM not one of his draft selections has made it to the majors yet and none are expected to be on the 2015 Opening Day roster? In the MLB Preview they pick Noah Syndergaard, Dilson Herrera and Steven Matz as three Mets prospects to watch in 2015, and neither of them are Sandy...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are the Mets poised for a very bright future?

Right now, MLB.com is in the middle of posting their top ten prospects at each positions. So far five positions have been reviewed right handed pitcher, left handed pitcher, catcher, first base, and second base. The Mets have a prospect on each of those lists and might have one on each list. The only position that the Mets might not be on the list for is third base, whom their top...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: The Time is Now

For an average Met fan, it seems like it’s been decades since they have seen their team play in October. They haven’t been to the postseason since 2006. The constant flow of jokes and harassment from Yankee fans seems to be never-ending. However, this could be the first time in a number of years that Met fans can honestly say: the Mets are better than the Yankees. 2014 was ultimately...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Numbers Point To A Big Season For Travis d’Arnaud

Very few backstops have the ability to manipulate the strike zone and manufacture K’s like Travis d’Arnaud. That talent immediately caught the eye of the Mets front office following his 2013 debut.  His quick hands translates at the plate into raw power and bat speed. There were obstacles and defensive flaws that d’Arnaud had to hurdle last year, but by the end of season...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Takes Jab At Flores

Sandy Alderson thinks he’s funny, but he’s not. He once joked about driving to spring training to save money for the financially distressed Mets. He joked about not putting together an outfield, and now took a poke at the shortstop situation and Wilmer Flores. On Saturday night at the annual Baseball Writers Association dinner in New York, when presenting an award to Hall of...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Pass On Cuban SS Yoan Moncada; Yankees, Giants, Phillies Considered Favorites

(Updated 1/25) Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada is close to being cleared to sign with an MLB team. He continues to conduct private workouts for several interested teams. The New York Yankees are the latest team to hold a private workout for Moncada. Several industry sources told Baseball America, the Yankees are one of the frontrunners to sign Moncada. The 19-year-old switch-hitter...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson Pokes Fun At Mets Shortstop Situation

Last night, at the Baseball Writers of America Awards dinner in New York, general manager Sandy Alderson introduced Cal Ripken Jr. to the podium. “It’s a big night for me and for Mets fans, who have been waiting all winter for me to introduce a shortstop.” It’s been a while since Alderson has made one of his self deprecating jokes. Mike Puma of the NY Post writes that the...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Promises, Promises

On Wednesday, executive vice president Lou DePaoli told Newsday that Mets ticket sales are up 19.26 percent over last year. Considering the team hasn’t produced a winning season since 2008 and failed to add any high-priced box-office draw, Howard Megdal of Capital New York finds it astonishing that ticket sales would surge that significantly especially since they did nothing to...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wright Believes In His Team, Supports GM’s Decision Not To Trade Young Arm

Speaking to Newsday reporter Marc Carig at his fundraiser to benefit a children’s hospital in his hometown Friday night, Mets third baseman David Wright said he supports Sandy Alderson’s decision not to trade a young arm like Steven Matz, Rafael Montero or Noah Syndergaard to bring in a player that can fill or upgrade a vital position. “My focus is short term,” he said....
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Long Says If Hitters Can Deliver Peak Performances, Offense Will Be Pretty Good

I just viewed the video on Kevin Long, who’s in Port St. Lucie, speaking to Daily News reporter John Harper on Mets Hot Stove. The new Mets hitting coach says that if all the players remain healthy and stay on the field AND if they all deliver their peak performance or better than their peak performance, the Mets can have the type of offense they’re looking for in 2015. “I...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets360 2015 projections: Lucas Duda

This time last year we were shocked we were still having the Lucas Duda or Ike Davis debate. It may have taken two years too long to decide but the good news is that Sandy Alderson held on to the right guy, as Duda turned in the best year of his career and Davis did not turn back the clock and become a useful player again. Now Duda is counted on to be the big power threat in...
Via Mets360.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuban Infielder Yoan Moncada Not In Mets Budget

9:00 PM Update Unsurprisingly, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports the Mets have done their due diligence on Cuban SS Yoan Moncada, but do not view him as a realistic option given their budget – or lack of it. 2:00 PM Original Post Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada has yet to be cleared to sign with an MLB team, but Baseball America reports he’s in the process of conducting private...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Avoid Arbitration With Dillon Gee, Who Could Be Dealt Soon

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Dillon Gee and the Mets have avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.3 million. Sandy Alderson has indicated it is likely the Mets will trade a starting pitcher before spring training and the likelihood is that Gee will be dealt. Gee has indicated he would like a resolution although he would prefer to remain with Mets....
Via Mets Merized Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

As writers call for Mets to make moves, Sandy Alderson stays on course

Through the fire and the flames, New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson has remained steadfast with his plan. Rebuilding a team to the point of being a perennial contender is no easy task. That is what Alderson is trying to do – and appears close to completing. Not there, yet. But close. His plan -or, perhaps more aptly, ownership- has now come under fire from national writers Ken Rosenthal...
Via Around Citi
12 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: the Ian Desmond trade edition

Acquiring a shortstop for the 2015 season has been an ongoing issue for the New York Mets this offseason. General manager Sandy Alderson has kept the team on a shoestring budget for some time, which for NY Sports fans, is extremely frustrating because the Mets could be a threat for the post season with the addition of a competitive shortstop. Right now Wilmer Flores looks to be...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Go Ahead Sandy, Do It! Trade Syndergaard For A 6-Month Rental…

Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog has grown tired of waiting for the Mets to become relevant again and now says that it’s time for Sandy Alderson to be bold and make a trade already for a shortstop. He believes that Alderson should go ahead and trade the team’s number one prospect Noah Syndergaard plus another prospect for Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond. “If Desmond over Wilmer...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Confidence in the 2015 Mets Justified?

I like to think I stay on top of the news and opinions when it comes to the Mets. Besides for checking online newspapers daily I read at least three popular Mets blogs and follow on Twitter dozens of people who discuss the team. On balance there seems to be a lot of optimism regarding the club’s chances in the upcoming 2015 campaign. I’m sure we all have our own personal take...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Have The Mets Done Enough To Secure A Playoff Spot?

With Spring Training only six weeks away, Sandy Alderson spoke with Anthony DiComo of MLB.com and addressed the still ongoing shortstop situation. “We have obviously not added anyone,” Alderson told DiComo. “To this point, we just haven’t found anything attractive. That’s true with respect to free agents. It’s true with respect to trade possibilities. Given all that...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Are The Mets Really A Contender In 2015?

If you listen to Mets’ hierarchy – by whom I mean GM Sandy Alderson, his lieutenants, Paul DePodesta and J.P. Ricciardi as well as Manager Terry Collins: Fred and Jeff Wilpon have been silent so far this winter, and wisely so — the year has finally arrived. Since 2010, we fans have been subject to payroll shredding, farm-system building, ticket pandering and penny pinching...
Via Mets360.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Look Done For The Winter

Shortly after the conclusion of the Winter Meetings, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he wasn’t done and indicated Dillon Gee could be moved in January. FLORES: His job. (Getty) Don’t bet on him getting traded before spring training, and with Alderson admitting this week Wilmer Flores will likely be the Opening Day starter, don’t count on the Mets doing anything significant in...
Via New York Mets Report
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Has This Offseason Met Your Expectations?

With Spring Training only six weeks away, Sandy Alderson spoke with Anthony DiComo of MLB.com and addressed the still ongoing shortstop situation. “We have obviously not added anyone,” Alderson told DiComo. “To this point, we just haven’t found anything attractive. That’s true with respect to free agents. It’s true with respect to trade possibilities. Given all that...
Via Mets Merized Online
20 days ago  |  Discuss

True Mets Fans Don’t Settle – The Billboards Are A Go!

What may have seemed like an impossible mission only two weeks ago, came to fruition tonight as the $5,000 funding needed to erect two billboards on Roosevelt Ave. was exceeded with well over a week left to go. Gary Palumbo, who decided he had had enough of the way Mets ownership has embarrassed and mishandled the team over the years, took a stand and decided he wanted to let the...
Via Mets Merized Online
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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