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Sandy Alderson’s call to action is going unanswered

“I think the last 10 games were important because they make the next 10 games relevant to what happens at the trade deadline. We’ll see what happens over the next 10 days or so. But certainly the last 10 games have to make us a little more optimistic.” That’s what Sandy Alderson said to the New York Post just before the second half of the 2014 season started. It was a challenge...
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13 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Mets Haven’t Had Any Significant Trade Talks

Sandy Alderson shed some more light on the trade front before Friday night’s game in San Diego, telling beat writers that he has yet to have any significant talks with other GMs . “It’s hard to say exactly what will happen on the trade market,” the Mets GM said. “Honestly, I haven’t had a lot of conversations. So it’s not clear to me what the opportunities will be...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Wright Says It’s Time For Mets To Start Adding Pieces

On Friday night, Sandy Alderson told reporters he was optimistic about his team’s chances in the second half which began with a win against the Padres in San Diego. “Sometimes you gotta believe, right?” Alderson asked before the game. “This is a time.” With 66 games remaining in the season and the team in third place and gaining traction, Sandy likes our odds. “Somebody...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Have Sandy Alderson’s moves aided the success of the pitching staff?

Throught the first 100 games of the season, the Mets pitching staff has a nearly identical Fielding Independent Pitching (3.77) as it did last year (3.79), but it’s ERA has greatly improved (3.53 vs. 3.78). So with peripherals that indicate similar outcomes, the results have been much better this year.  That 0.25 difference translates to 42 fewer earned runs over the course of...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wright Says It’s Time For Mets To Be Adding Pieces

On Friday night, Sandy Alderson told reporters he was optimistic about his team’s chances in the second half which began with a win against the Padres in San Diego. “Sometimes you gotta believe, right?” Alderson asked before the game. “This is a time.” With 66 games remaining in the season and the team in third place and gaining traction, Sandy likes our odds. “Somebody...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Hasn’t Had Any Significant Trade Talks

Sandy Alderson shed some more light on the trade front before Friday night’s game in San Diego, telling beat writers that he has yet to have any significant talks with other GMs . “It’s hard to say exactly what will happen on the trade market,” the Mets GM said. “Honestly, I haven’t had a lot of conversations. So it’s not clear to me what the opportunities will be...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Says He Will Not Trade For Rental Players

Mets GM Sandy Alderson spoke with Mike Puma of the New York Post and reiterated that he has no intention of trading for any rental players at the deadline, that is players who are in the final year of their contracts. “I don’t think we would deal significant prospects or significant value for somebody who is going to help us for a couple of months,” Alderson told the newspaper...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres host Mets to start second half

While the New York Mets are looking to pick up where they left off, that's certainly not the case when it comes to Bartolo Colon. Colon will try to shake off his early-inning issues Friday night against the San Diego Padres in his first appearance at pitcher-friendly Petco Park. New York (45-50) had dropped seven of eight before an 8-2 stretch leading into the All-Star break...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

What should the New York Mets do at the trade deadline?

The trade deadline is quickly approaching, and everyone is asking the same question. What should the New York Mets do? Should they be buyers, sellers, or stand pat. The Mets are currently 45-50 and trail the division leading Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves by 7 games and are also 7 games back of the wildcard. The front office has to decide if they think the Mets can compete...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Which pitcher is most likely to be dealt?

As the trade deadline approaches, rumors will continue to swirl about the likes of Bartolo Colon and Daniel Murphy. With the Mets’ glut of outfielders, they will likely be looking for takers for the Youngs (Chris and Eric Jr.) as Granderson and Lagares are mainstays. My bet is that Eric Young Jr. remains in the lineup part-time, with Kirk Nieuenhuis and Eric Campbell coming off...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

It is interesting how Sandy Alderson moves forward as the trade deadline approaches. After a disastrous road trip three weeks ago that saw the team slip to double digits under .500, the Mets GM suggested that the Collins and Co. could still turn it around this season, making them buyers rather than sellers. He said this team was much better than the record would indicate. (By the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson must decide whether he will play the trade market

Sandy Alderson got his answer. Two weeks ago, when asked the annual "buyers or sellers" question that arrives with every July, the Mets' general manager punted it to the All-Star break. The Rangers, Braves and Marlins were headed to Citi Field, where in Alderson's mind, the fate of the 2014 season would be decided over that 10-game stretch. We won't say that...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Has the Sandy Alderson plan worked?

At the end of the 2010 season, the New York Mets were in shambles. They had multiple massive contracts for bad players, they were in the middle of a downward spiral of losing seasons and had a farm system that was a disaster. Due to the Bernie Madoff scandal, finances were abysmal and the organization under Omar Minaya’s direction had become the butt of every joke and the laughing...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves Retool Blueprint

Of Mikes and Men, the autobiography of Atlanta Braves long time and beloved broadcaster Pete Van Wieren is a fascinating read. Van Wieren grew up in upstate New York and cut his teeth as a baseball broadcaster in Binghamton covering the play-by-play for the Triplets. In fact, a few summers back I sat in the stands at NYSEG Stadium as Pete Van Wieren was inducted into Binghamton...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets would be crazy to trade Zack Wheeler

As an active reader of what is probably way too many Mets blogs, message boards, ESPN Insider articles, I’ve noticed that there seems to be a feeling that the Mets should considering dangling Zack Wheeler in a trade for a premium bat. The biggest name being thrown around right now is Starlin Castro, mainly because the Cubs suddenly became loaded at SS with the addition of Addison...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mid-Season Grades Are Coming In…

I always enjoy checking out all the mid-season grades that come out during the All Star break and so far we have Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mike Puma of the NY Post and Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger checking in. Here is a small spattering of what they are saying: ESPN New York Sandy Alderson gets a C+ The final 10 games have mellowed fans, but the Mets still may be headed for...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Players of the Week: Past, Present and Future All-Stars

If you told me that the Mets were going to take 3 of 4 from the then first place Braves and follow that up with a sweep of the Marlins at home, I would have called you crazy. Now, I’m starting to wonder if I’m crazy for thinking this team has a shot to make a run for it. The Mets have been unarguably been playing their best ball of the season lately: capitalizing with RISP, attacking...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets Are Swinging Again and Hitting Again

A week ago, I came across an article by Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger who pointed out that the Mets seemed to have changed their approach at the plate and that the results have been dramatic to say the least. At the time, he wrote that they are walking less frequently over the last 30 days and have become more aggressive, including swinging at more pitches out of the zone. More...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: The biggest question about Jack Leathersich

Jack Leathersich is a left handed relief pitcher with Binghamton.  He’s not a big guy and he doesn’t throw particularly hard, but his results are phenomenal.  He is the biggest strikeout threat in the Met farm system and could be just as important to the Met future as Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom or Rafael Montero.  Let’s take a look at...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

DeGrom Will Remain In The Rotation

Right-hander Jacob deGrom will not be heading to the bullpen after the All star break as manager Terry Collins suggested on Saturday. “We’re not going to take Jacob deGrom out of the rotation,” Collins said after the game on Sunday. “I say that now, but we might look up in a month where he is starting to run out of gas a little bit, where we have to make a decision. He...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Teams Continue To Check In On Bartolo Colon

Teams are continuing to check in with the Mets on Bartolo Colon according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Cafardo says Colon is drawing the attention of teams who cannot afford elite pitchers like David Price and Jon Lester. The veteran righthander is perfect for teams that are looking to add value, experience, and middle-of-the-rotation depth. MLB Trade Rumors has linked the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Significance of Carlos Torres: The Man with the Rubber Arm

Carlos Torres has completely revamped his career and changed the complexion of the Mets bullpen since signing in 2013. At 31 years old, Carlos Torres has established himself as the Mets most reliable workhorse out of the bullpen. Last night, Torres made his 42nd appearance of the season in the team’s 3-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves. He contributed one inning of scoreless relief...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: It’s Time; Make A Move, Sandy!

An MMO fan Shot by Joe Santarelli-Hansen Four years have passed since the current front office led by general manager Sandy Alderson have taken charge. During his first three trade deadlines with the Mets, Sandy has never done anything to improve the major league roster although under his leadership the farm system has shown vast improvement. As die-hard Mets fans, we live and die...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The relevance of Marlon Byrd

Last winter, Mets fans were dying for a free agent transaction. On February 1st, 2013, Sandy Alderson gave us one by signing Marlon Byrd to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training. The signing resulted in the unleashing of a collective groan among Mets fans. Byrd’s career had been assumed to be over after a terrible 2012 season that resulted in the former All...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons the 2014 Mets can make the playoffs

With MLB’s Summer classic less than a week away, there is no better time than the present to evaluate the state of the 2014 New York Mets and their potential second half. While Spring hopes are eternal, most teams see their playoff chances whither and die in the late Summer heat. Year after year, the Mets have been no exception. This current roster, however, does have three very...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss
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