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Sandy Alderson Offers Insight into New York Mets’ Plans at Holiday Party
December 16th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
The New York Mets held their annual holiday party today at Citi Field. The holiday party seems like a mundane event, but the Mets find ways to make it news worthy nearly every year. The choice of who plays Santa Claus is always interesting, since the spot seems to be...

New York Mets Still Have Work to Do After Winter Meetings
December 12th, 2014 at 7:55 PM
The New York Mets' contingent left San Diego yesterday after a partially successful Winter Meeting. Although the Mets didn't complete either of their main goals, they still made a few moves to address areas of need on their roster. We wrap up our week of coverage on the Winter Meetings...

Lots of Rumors Surround New York Mets with Little Action at Winter Meetings
December 10th, 2014 at 11:37 AM
The Winter Meetings are entering their third day this morning, and there has been a lot of action so far. None of it has involved the New York Mets, although that is not due to a lack of trying. Mets' GM Sandy Alderson has certainly been busy, as the rumor...

New York Mets Could Be Active at Winter Meetings
December 8th, 2014 at 12:42 PM
Baseball's annual Winter Meetings kicked off this morning in San Diego. The Winter Meetings are when baseball's Hot Stove season hits a fever pitch, with rumors of trades flying and a lot of transactions being executed. The event brings together all of baseball's key front office executives in one hotel,...

Sandy Alderson Fine with Matt Harvey’s Celebrity Status as Long as Performance is Strong
December 2nd, 2014 at 1:44 PM
Matt Harvey's potential return has plenty of New York Mets fans excited for 2015. Harvey became an overnight sensation for the Mets, winning people over with his swagger and strong results. The city became swept by Harvey fever, and the media attention on Harvey swelled to massive proportions. Sports Illustrated...

The Latest on Daniel Murphy and His Mets Future
November 28th, 2014 at 9:13 PM
Daniel Murphy has been one of the names most frequently brought up over the past months in New York Mets trade rumors, but recent comments from GM Sandy Alderson indicate that their second baseman will be in orange and blue come opening day. ***PHOTO1*** Entering his final offseason of arbitration eligibility, Murphy...

Sandy Alderson Wants Matt Harvey to Be Available in September for Mets
November 18th, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Matt Harvey will be back with the New York Mets next season. The big question the Mets have to figure out, though, is how to deal with his innings limits. Reports last week indicated that the Mets were discussing options on how to protect Harvey from re-injury by imposing an...

Michael Cuddyer Signing Shows New York Mets Finally Planning on Playoff Push
November 11th, 2014 at 11:52 AM
The New York Mets signed free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer yesterday to a two year contract. While Cuddyer fits a serious need for the Mets by providing right handed power, the move came as a surprise. The Colorado Rockies had extended a qualifying offer to the 35 year old outfielder,...

Who’s on the New York Mets Trading Block?
October 7th, 2014 at 10:34 PM
Coming off a sixth-straight losing season, the New York Mets will certainly be under a microscope this offseason as GM Sandy Alderson looks for ways to make the Amazins contenders again in the NL East. A stockpile of young starting pitching, a dearth of offensive talent, and a self-imposed salary...

Sandy Alderson’s Free Agent Valuations Could Impact Offseason Strategy
October 5th, 2014 at 6:35 PM
The New York Mets are a couple of players away from being a real contender for the playoffs. The Mets have some clear needs, particularly at shortstop and left field. While there are a couple of potential solutions on the free agent market, one thing to keep an eye on...

New York Mets Will Pick 15th in 2015 MLB Draft
October 1st, 2014 at 7:31 PM
The New York Mets have valued their draft picks under General Manager Sandy Alderson. The Mets once refused to sign free agent outfielder Michael Bourn to a deal for fear of losing their first round pick. That pick turned into first baseman Dominic Smith, who looks as if he could...

ICYMI: Mets Extend Sandy Alderson’s Contract, Bring Back Terry Collins for 2015
September 24th, 2014 at 12:34 AM
The New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon announced Tuesday afternoon that they have not only picked up the 2015 option on general manager Sandy Alderson's contract, but extended it through the 2017 season. Alderson also announced that manager Terry Collins will also return for the 2015 season, although no further...

New York Mets Will Announce Status of Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins at End of Year
September 16th, 2014 at 1:47 PM
The New York Mets have little to play for the rest of this season, but they will have a lot of questions to answer this offseason. The first two to be addressed will be the fates of the men in charge of guiding the franchise. General Manager Sandy Alderson's four...

Report: Strong Finish All but Assures Return of Terry Collins in 2015
September 13th, 2014 at 2:19 PM
Just a few weeks ago, the New York Mets appeared to be considering a change in the manager's office. Terry Collins has gotten support from GM Sandy Alderson and the rest of the Mets' front office in the past, but reports had leaked that the Mets had concerns about his...

Mets Shut Down David Wright for Remainder of 2014
September 10th, 2014 at 1:50 AM
The New York Mets announced that captain and third baseman David Wright will be shut down for the remainder of the 2014 season as he looks to recover from shoulder inflammation in preparation for the 2015 MLB season. A press conference took place following Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Colorado...

Sandy Alderson Drops Hints About New York Mets’ Offseason Plans
September 9th, 2014 at 11:48 AM
Getting any information out of New York Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson is an accomplishment. Alderson has developed a reputation among Mets fans for trying to speak around the truth and overselling how much money the team has to spend. It was a bit surprising for Alderson to reveal some...

Wally Backman Named Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year
August 31st, 2014 at 7:34 PM
The Las Vegas 51's have had another outstanding season under the guidance of manager Wally Backman. Backman, a former Met, was named the Pacific Coast League's Manager of the Year in an announcement by the league office. Backman has managed the 51's to a second consecutive 80 win campaign and...

Bartolo Colon Clears Waivers, Several Teams Could Be Interested in Trade
August 26th, 2014 at 4:43 PM
As expected, Bartolo Colon cleared revocable trade waivers yesterday afternoon. The trade market for Colon is now expected to heat up over the next few days as the Mets look to get a good return for Colon's services. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Los...

New York Mets Have Yet to Place Bartolo Colon on Trade Waivers
August 22nd, 2014 at 8:05 AM
When the New York Mets held on to Bartolo Colon after the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31st, many assumed he simply would be moved in August. An August trade requires a player to pass through waivers before he can be moved, and Colon appeared likely to pass through given...

Oakland A’s Show How Moneyball Model Doesn’t Really Fit New York Mets
August 21st, 2014 at 12:19 PM
When the New York Mets and Oakland A's met up this season, people liked to compare how the two franchises have been built. The Mets and A's both have similarly low payrolls, with the Mets opening the season at 85 million and the A's having an 82 million dollar payroll....