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Mets Matters: Murphy DL Bound; Harvey Sharp

In what hardly is a surprise, the Mets are now saying they expect Daniel Murphy to open the season on the disabled list with a pulled right hamstring. “Look, any hamstring is typically a minimum of a couple of weeks,’’ GM Sandy Alderson told reporters today. “For him to come back sooner than roughly Opening Day would be a little surprising. But given the way he felt – and...
Via New York Mets Report
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Handling Of Harvey’s Starts Leads To Speculation

On one hand, I admire Mets GM Sandy Alderson’s veiled attempt at honesty. He admitted today the decision not to start Matt Harvey over Jacob deGrom for the Mets’ home opener is partially based on ticket sales. The Citi Field home opener will likely draw a full house anyway, so the Mets are saving Harvey for later in the homestand. HARVEY: Already there are questions. (MLB) ...
Via New York Mets Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Rubin Reviews Alderson’s Biography

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York published a review last night of Sandy Alderson’s upcoming biography “Baeball Maverick: How Sandy Alderson Revolutionized Baseball and Revived the Mets”. In his review, Rubin highlighted Alderson’s comments on Terry Collins‘ job security and what happened behind the scenes in the Carlos Beltran trade. Here are some of the most interesting details...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Fires Back, Wheeler’s Agent Responds, And About Those MRIs

Adding a little balance to yesterday’s tirades from a few Mets reporters, you have Sandy Alderson firing back at them and Zack Wheeler‘s agent B.B. Abbott saying he had no problem with the way the Mets handled his client. “Anything that happened last year, or any other time Zack has been a Met, has been with complete and full knowledge of the circumstances, and occurred after...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Alderson On Defensive; Pitching Injuries; Beat Marlins

Mets GM Sandy Alderson defended the organization’s handling of Zack Wheeler’s injury. However, as is often the case with Alderson, there were holes in his argument. “Why would we treat somebody like [Matt] Harvey with the kind of caution that we did and then throw somebody else under the bus – somebody of essentially equal value to us as an organization?’’ Alderson said...
Via New York Mets Report
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson and the 'revived' Mets

There's a new book called: "Baseball Maverick: How Sandy Alderson Revolutionized Baseball and Revived the Mets." Apparently, Alderson has revolutionized the concept of "reviving" as well. When he took over as general manager after the 2010 season, the Mets had just finished 79-83 with an attendance of 2,559,738, eighth best in the National League. In 2014, the "revived" Mets finished...
Via Subway Squawkers
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Eight Possible Lefty Reliever Options For Mets

Sandy Alderson said he was comfortable with the in-house options the Mets had for lefties out of the bullpen, I think he has probably changed his mind after the last couple of days. The last three days have been brutal for Mets lefties, Edgin has a “thinned” elbow ligament and will have Tommy John surgery. Gilmartin, Alvarez, and Rice have all been roughed up for 3+ runs in...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Two weeks in and still no definite shortstop for the Mets

Throughout the offseason, there were two main areas of concern, and General Manager Sandy Alderson did not address either one. The first area was the bullpen’s need for another left-handed reliever to compliment Josh Edgin. It has been apparent in the past few years that using one left-handed reliever has not worked out, as Tim Byrdak, Pedro Feliciano and Scott Rice have been...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Has No Complaints About Payroll Levels

Today Sandy Alderson clarified comments he made in his upcoming biography “Baseball Maverick” (Anthony DiComo). Alderson minimized the impact of the Mets financial woes saying that it has never been a problem for him during his tenure as Mets General Manager. “Some people want to interpret the last four years strictly in terms of what financial resources were available or...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 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...
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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