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Jobs are not in Jeopardy Yet Despite New York Mets’ Struggles
July 3rd, 2014 at 12:28 PM
The New York Mets' front office raised expectations during spring training. General Manager Sandy Alderson stated his belief that the Mets could win 90 games with the talent they added in the offseason. The Mets are no where near a 90 win pace now, carrying a 37-48 record into their...

Sandy Alderson Deserves Blame for New York Mets’ Poor Roster Construction
June 19th, 2014 at 12:52 PM
With the New York Mets essentially in free fall for the last month and a half, speculation has surfaced regarding the future of manager Terry Collins. Collins is on the hot seat for failing to motivate the Mets to improve over last season after making several pricey free agent acquisitions....

Trying May Leaves New York Mets at Crossroads
June 1st, 2014 at 7:28 AM
After a 15-11 mark in the month of April, the atmosphere around the New York Mets was extremely positive. The Mets were on pace to make Sandy Alderson's 90 win talk a reality, and fans were beginning to feel the vibe of a new and improved team. The wheels fell...

Terry Collins’ Future Could Hinge on Brutal Road Stretch
May 29th, 2014 at 9:59 AM
The New York Mets just completed a 4-5 home stand, and enter today's action with a record of 24-28. The team's record is certainly a disappointment, given the amount of money they spent on players in the offseason and GM Sandy Alderson's 90 win talk in the preseason. The first...

Mejia Settling into Closers Role for Mets
May 29th, 2014 at 2:39 AM
For the past few seasons, Jenrry Mejia has been something of a question mark for the Mets, as the highly talented hurler has struggled to stay healthy and stick with the big club over parts of four seasons. After making the team as a starter out of Spring Training, Mejia...

Bizarre Press Interviews Indicate Growing Dysfunction Within New York Mets’ Front Office
May 28th, 2014 at 7:55 PM
For most teams, firing a hitting coach is a non-event. The team doesn't hit, and the hitting coach is replaced as a move to try and appease fans and generate more offense. The New York Mets, however, have managed to turn firing a hitting coach into an inside look at...

Report: Jeff Wilpon Ordered Firing of Dave Hudgens
May 28th, 2014 at 12:52 PM
The drama surrounding the New York Mets doesn't seem likely to end any time soon. The drama surrounding Dave Hudgens' firing has taken on a life of its own, as he went on a media tour yesterday essentially spilling the beans on the inner workings of the Mets. Then a...

Disconnect Between New York Mets and Fan Base is Alarming
May 27th, 2014 at 1:05 PM
When the New York Mets' front office started to spin 90 win talk during spring training, it was a hard sell for most Mets fans. The Mets did make some splashy additions in the offseason, adding outfielders Curtis Granderson and Chris Young as well as pitcher Bartolo Colon. The sizzle...

New York Mets Accidentally Leak Sandy Alderson’s Credit Card Info to Press
May 17th, 2014 at 7:14 AM
The New York Mets haven't had a very good year on the public relations front, and the team's struggles on the field aren't entirely to blame. The Mets got fans riled up with a fan letter that was sent to season ticket holders, essentially shaming fans who weren't showing up...

How Can the Mets Fix the Bullpen?
May 17th, 2014 at 12:07 AM
It's been a busy week for the New York Mets' transaction wire, as nine players have been either called up or sent down in the past seven days. Change was imminent, as the ballclub has been struggling mightily in May, posting a 4-11 record following Friday night's loss to Washington....

Mets 101 2014 Season Preview Roundtable
March 30th, 2014 at 4:54 PM
With the 2014 regular season set to kick off tomorrow afternoon, the New York Mets are facing an interesting year. 2014 was eyed by the Mets as a year to move back towards contention after three years of rebuilding under general manager Sandy Alderson's watch. The Mets certainly made a few...

New York Mets Name Jenrry Mejia Fifth Starter
March 29th, 2014 at 9:14 PM
In what can only be described as a comeback, Jenrry Mejia has earned himself a spot on the New York Mets' Opening Day roster. In spite of yielding ground to Daisuke Matsuzaka early in camp, Mejia will be the team's fifth starter. That news was reported by Mets GM Sandy Alderson...

New York Mets’ Bullpen Starting to Take Shape
March 19th, 2014 at 3:44 PM
One hallmark of Sandy Alderson's tenure as New York Mets general manager has been to avoid overspending for bullpen help. After a couple of big signings for the unit blew up in his face in 2012, Alderson cut back his spending last season and produced one of the more efficient...

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 101 Spring Training News and Notes
February 11th, 2014 at 9:48 PM
Throughout Spring Training, Mets 101 will keep an eye on developments coming out of Port St. Lucie, leading up to and through their Grapefruit League opener on February 28 against Washington. We'll keep you posted periodically on player performance, roster moves and injury updates as the Mets prepare for the...

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...

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 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...