Mets rumors: Significant player in the Ike Davis trade may be named Saturday

Sandy Alderson, New York Mets General Manager, may have looked a little silly on Friday when he traded Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Zach Thornton and a player to be named later. The trade seemed lob sided and typically, the more significant player is announced first when a trade happens but this one seems to be a little different. According to Jon Heyman, CBS Baseball...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

First Base Will Be Unaffected By Friday’s Roster Decision

Andrew Brown: Dead man walking? GM Sandy Alderson wouldn’t say which player is likely to depart when the team activates outfielder Chris Young from the disabled list on Friday, but we did learn that the Mets first base situation will be unaffected. Alderson offered no indication the Mets would use the opportunity to demote a first baseman and alleviate crowding there. “I wouldn’t...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Good or Bad, This Season Is All On Sandy Alderson

As the Mets head into their second week of the season, ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin believes that the New York media will start to ramp up their focus on Mets GM Sandy Alderson. “Sandy spotlight intensifying. Say what you want about Terry Collins, but educated fans know where the fault will lie if the Mets end up with a sixth straight losing season in 2014. Alderson has now had...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson’s Bullpens Have Been Awful

Not once during Sandy Alderson’s tenure as general manager with the Mets has he pieced together anything close to an adequate bullpen, writes Marc Carig of Newsday. And as the Mets begin their fourth season under Alderson, it’s unclear whether that will change any time soon. “The bullpen has not been good over the last several years,” Alderson said before a bullpen implosion...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets 2014 season predictions

With the 2014 season set to get underway, we want to give you our writers predictions on how the season is going to go. We would love to hear your thoughts and predictions as well. Craig: (83-79) The Mets will improve from last season and be on track to be even better next year. But I don’t see them getting to the 90 wins that Sandy Alderson said was possible.  Their pitching...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Addresses Dice-K and Mejia Issue

3:00 PM Update by Joe D. The Mets agreed to pay Daisuke Matsuzaka his $100,000 retention bonus to give the team the option of starting him in the majors or minors. Regarding Dice-K and Jenrry Mejia, Sandy Alderson told reporters that the Mets will choose the fifth starter “who gives us the best chance to win 90 games,” and not the one who happens to be pitching well at the moment...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey and Mets at odds over rehab?

There’s a rift between All-Star pitching ace Matt Harvey and the New York Mets. Harvey, who underwent Tommy John elbow surgery last October, wants to continue his rehab in New York. But the Mets want him to stay at their spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida. 
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Sandy Alderson’s offseason a failure? Can he save things?

The Mets were supposed to spend in 2014 and that hasn’t happened.  Sure, they signed Curtis Granderson, Bartolo Colon, Chris Young and an assortment of filler pieces with the money saved from shedding Johan Santana and Jason Bay, but they have not spent.  Spending would indicate that the Mets would be increasing their payroll.  Perhaps Sandy Alderson has an excuse. In previous...
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Sherman: The Time For Alderson To Act Is Now

In a late night addition to the New York Post, columnist Joel Sherman makes an argument for the Mets to enter an act now, not later, phase in franchise history.  With the teams young arms falling into place, it has become clear that the team's lineup is not sufficient.  With no position prospects set to contribute in even the semi-near future, the Mets will be forced to turn...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

He Said We'd Have A New Shortstop Too

Sure. When I heard that Sandy Alderson had said that the Mets can win 90 games, I thought he was out of his mind too. But just as the key to good conversation is to know your audience, the key to good lip service is the same. Alderson knows his audience: At a staff meeting a couple of days ago, Sandy Alderson told Mets executives and baseball personnel that he strongly believes...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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