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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....

Report: Terry Collins Likely to Return as New York Mets’ Manager in 2015
August 14th, 2014 at 3:01 PM
New York Mets' manager Terry Collins appears to have saved his job once again. After the dismissal of hitting coach Dan Warthen in May, many baseball pundits and fans figured Collins could follow him out the door if the team's play did not improve. The Mets didn't improve right away,...

Terry Collins Unhappy Matt Harvey Threw a Bullpen Session Wednesday
August 14th, 2014 at 2:27 PM
Yesterday we reported that the New York Mets were considering slowing down Matt Harvey's rehab from Tommy John surgery after Jeremy Hefner re-injured his ulnar collateral ligament. It appears as if the Mets definitely decided to slow Harvey down just a bit, but the news didn't reach Harvey to prevent...

Sandy Alderson Likely to Sign Extension with New York Mets
August 8th, 2014 at 7:52 AM
New York Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson's contract is up after this season, a fact that has drawn little attention from the media to this point. Alderson has an option for 2015, but earlier this season there was speculation Alderson may simply walk away after this season is over. That no longer...

Rumors Swirl Surrounding New York Mets as Trade Deadline Approaches
July 29th, 2014 at 3:20 PM
The trade deadline is just over 48 hours away in Major League Baseball, so the rumor mill is in full swing. This is extremely true for the New York Mets, who have had their names come up in a lot of trade discussions. The Mets have been mentioned as looking...

Mets 101 Season Preview Roundtable Revisited
July 18th, 2014 at 6:29 PM
Back in March, the Mets 101 staff made some bold predictions about the upcoming season. With the first half off the season in the books, just how accurate were we? 1) Do you agree with Sandy Alderson's assessment that the Mets can win 90 games? What we said then: We unanimously disagreed...

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...