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Sandy Alderson Predicts New York Mets Can Win 90 Games
February 27th, 2014 at 11:43 AM
For the first three years of his tenure, General Manager Sandy Alderson has been careful about managing expectations for the New York Mets. Even though Alderson refused to give up on any of the past three seasons, he also didn't go so far as to make any wild guarantees of playoff...

Report: New York Mets’ GM Sandy Alderson Wants to Remain with Team for 2-3 More Years
February 18th, 2014 at 8:48 PM
Since taking over as the New York Mets' General Manager after the 2010 season, Sandy Alderson was given the unenviable task of trying to rebuild the Mets into contenders. While the last three years haven't been easy to watch for Mets fans, Alderson has done a good job getting the team's finances...

Mets Sign Kyle Farnsworth to Minor League Deal
February 3rd, 2014 at 8:14 PM
The New York Mets announced Monday that they have signed veteran reliever Kyle Farnsworth to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training. The Mets represent Farnsworth's eighth MLB team as the 38-year old enters his sixteenth MLB season. The hard-throwing righty has accumulated a 43-63 lifetime record...

New York Mets’ Ownership Group Close to Re-Financing Loans
January 31st, 2014 at 9:39 PM
One thing that has seemed to plague the New York Mets for the last few years is financial problems. The team's owner, Fred Wilpon, was caught up in Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme and reportedly lost millions of dollars to the scheme. Since the scheme has unraveled, the team's finances have been...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Best Bargains #1 – R.A. Dickey
January 30th, 2014 at 9:24 PM
Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in 2014 as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Tuesdays with the number...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Best Bargains #3 – Marlon Byrd
January 27th, 2014 at 8:56 PM
Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in 2014 as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Tuesdays with the number...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Best Bargains #7 – Fernando Tatis
January 23rd, 2014 at 9:19 PM
Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in 2014 as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Tuesdays with the number...

New York Mets Settle Arbitration Cases with Six Players
January 18th, 2014 at 7:57 PM
As Sandy Alderson wraps up his fourth offseason as general manager of the New York Mets, the matter of arbitration eligible players has come up. Every year, each club has to exchange salary figures with players eligible for salary arbitration. The Mets ended up with seven players eligible for arbitration...

New York Mets Come Away from Winter Meetings as Winners
December 13th, 2013 at 5:22 PM
Baseball's annual Winter Meetings have wrapped up at the Dolphin Hotel at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando yesterday, and the New York Mets have to feel good about what they accomplished. The Mets entered the meetings fresh off completing their contract with outfielder Curtis Granderson, and walked out of...

New York Mets Figure to Be Busy at Winter Meetings
December 9th, 2013 at 4:02 PM
Baseball's Winter Meetings kicked off today at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin hotels in Orlando, Florida and there figures to be a flurry of activity. After some big dominoes fell in both free agency and the trade market last week. baseball executives will look to shape the rest of...

Report: Daniel Murphy on Trading Block at Winter Meetings
December 8th, 2013 at 8:28 PM
It looks as if Ike Davis and Lucas Duda may not be the only players on the trade block for the New York Mets. General Manager Sandy Alderson held a press conference at the Winter Meetings in Orlando this evening, and made some comments implying that Eric Young Jr, displaced...

Report: New York Mets May Trade Ike Davis or Lucas Duda at Winter Meetings
December 8th, 2013 at 1:16 PM
The New York Mets officially kicked off their offseason with a major splash on Friday, signing outfielder Curtis Granderson to a four year contract worth 60 million dollars. That puts the team in position to upgrade other areas of their roster at this week's Winter Meetings, which are set to kick...

Mets Sign Outfielder Curtis Granderson to Four-Year, $60M Deal
December 6th, 2013 at 1:03 PM
The New York Mets and GM Sandy Alderson made their first big splash of the 2013 offseason Friday afternoon, coming to terms with free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson on a four-year, $60M contract. ***PHOTO1*** The 32-year old spent the last four seasons with the Yankees, batting .245 with 115 homers and 307...

Reports: New York Mets Negotiating with Outfielder Curtis Granderson
December 4th, 2013 at 4:39 PM
The hot stove season has taken on a life of its own in the last 24 hours. Multiple trades have been made and the New York Yankees made a huge splash by signing one of the top free agents, outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, to a seven year contract worth 153 million...

Report: Sandy Alderson Met with Curtis Granderson on Sunday
December 3rd, 2013 at 1:02 PM
***PHOTO1*** When the New York Mets added outfielder Chris Young, many were skeptical that the Mets would pursue a top tier free agent. Recent reports of the team's low budget and skyrocketing prices fed that reality. That has not stopped GM Sandy Alderson from looking to improve his roster. While...

Jeff Wilpon: Only Four Players Locks for 2014
October 30th, 2013 at 1:54 PM
Many pundits and scribes have attempted to figure out the core players for the New York Mets. The list has varied over the course of the 2013 season, but the core (at least for 2014) has finally been identified by a key organization official. Jeff Wilpon, son of owner Fred...

Mets 101 News and Notes: Matt Harvey Undergoes Successful Tommy John Surgery
October 23rd, 2013 at 6:25 AM
The New York Mets have been relatively quiet this fall, but the activity and rumors around the team have picked up in the last week. The latest big news came courtesy of ace right hander Matt Harvey, who underwent Tommy John surgery yesterday. That news headlines this edition of Mets...

New York Mets Facing 40 Man Roster Crunch Soon
October 18th, 2013 at 12:01 PM
The 2014 offseason has been touted as an important one for the Mets. Besides the impending free agent and trade scenarios for the New York Mets, the team also needs to reshape its 40 man roster. The Mets entered the offseason with a full 40 man roster, which is typical,...

New York Mets Need to Show Fans Commitment to Spending Money This Winter
October 11th, 2013 at 8:54 AM
For nearly three years now, the New York Mets have circled 2014 on their calendar as their time to make a significant improvement to their roster. The Mets used the previous three seasons to improve their farm system, evaluate the current prospects in the system, and clear out burdensome contracts...

New York Mets Expected to Tender Contract to Justin Turner
October 2nd, 2013 at 11:45 AM
The New York Mets are expected to have to make a lot of personnel decisions in this offseason. With only David Wright and Jon Niese under contract for next season, the Mets will have to make a lot of decisions on arbitration eligible players and prospects. Some of those decisions will...