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New York Mets Will Move Back to Six Man Rotation Starting Sunday
June 26th, 2015 at 4:55 PM
General Manager Sandy Alderson confirmed the world's worst kept secret at a press conference this afternoon. The New York Mets are planning on promoting Steven Matz to the major leagues on Sunday, where he will make his major league debut against the Cincinnati Reds. Alderson elaborated on Matz's arrival, however,...

New York Mets’ Season Could Be on Brink
June 22nd, 2015 at 10:25 AM
The New York Mets made waves in April when they ripped off an 11 game winning streak, putting them on top of the National League East with a 13-3 record. That start allowed the Mets to build themselves a cushion if they ran into some difficult times. The cushion is...

Will David Wright Return at the All-Star Break?
June 16th, 2015 at 10:07 PM
On Monday, New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson hinted that injured third baseman David Wright could return much earlier than expected. NJ.com reported that Alderson is looking at the All-Star break as a realistic possibility as the Met captain rehabs a back injury known as lower back stenosis. ***PHOTO1*** Wright, who's...

Terry Collins Adamant That He Can Choose New York Mets’ Lineup
April 9th, 2015 at 6:11 AM
The New York Mets caused a bit of a stir with their Opening Day lineup, which looked radically different than anything the team assembled in spring training. After spending a whole spring testing Juan Lagares as the leadoff hitter, he suddenly found himself hitting sixth in the lineup. Curtis Granderson...

Tensions Rising Between Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson?
March 25th, 2015 at 11:44 AM
Looking for their first postseason birth since 2006, tensions are running high in New York Mets camp, especially between manager Terry Collins and GM Sandy Alderson. A recent report by John Harper of the Daily News details the growing friction between the two, as the clash in each's managerial styles...

Sandy Alderson Believes New York Mets are Capable of 10 Win Improvement
February 4th, 2015 at 1:04 PM
Sandy Alderson generated a lot of headlines last spring when he predicted that the New York Mets were capable of winning 90 games. The 2014 Mets fell well short of that mark, winning 79 games and falling out of the playoff chase by August. Alderson isn't making a 90 win...

Were the Mets Right to Pass on Ian Desmond?
January 14th, 2015 at 1:39 AM
Earlier this week, it was reported the New York Mets were in the mix for long-time Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, as a three-team deal was discussed that would have also included Tampa Bay. Ultimately, Mets GM Sandy Alderson would not pull the trigger on a deal, refusing to add...

New Year’s Resolutions for New York Mets
January 1st, 2015 at 5:15 PM
A big part of the New Year's tradition is the idea of New Years resolutions. While most resolutions don't last long, like almost all of us who resolve to get in better shape for the new year, some actually last throughout the year. With the theme of resolutions in mind,...

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...