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Thinking ahead with Alderson

November 19, 2010

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“But it’s incumbent on us to make sure those issues don’t arise and they’re managed,” Alderson said. “People are going to be disappointed, but it’s important for us to make sure that those who do remain with the organization feel as if they are valued in whatever role they have.” Sandy Alderson, on the prospect […]

Evaluating Minaya’s Mets farm system

November 18, 2010

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Recently both John Sickels and FanGraphs gave grades/rankings to the Mets farm system. These were met with dismay by Mets fans, who were disappointed that the farm system was not in better shape. The knee-jerk reaction was to blame former GM Omar Minaya, who oversaw the team for the previous six years. However, missing from […]

The Mets’ new LOOGY?

November 17, 2010

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“But keep in mind that Pedro Feliciano and Hisanori Takahashi are both free agents, and that leaves the Mets badly in need of lefty relief. This is not what you imagined Perez would be doing for $12 million in 2011, but the Mets are spending the $12 million already. Perez did hold lefties to a […]

Ollie for Daisuke – who says no?

November 16, 2010

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Let’s say Sandy Alderson and Theo Epstein are having a drink together during the Winter Meetings and I walk over and say: Fellas, you know what you should do? You should trade Oliver Perez for Daisuke Matsuzaka! Which GM would say no first? Would they both say no? Would they both start a bidding war […]

Should the Mets break up their core?

November 12, 2010

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Each year that the Mets fail to reach the playoffs, critics say the solution is to break up the core of the team. If the Mets cannot advance to the post-season with Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes, Johan Santana and David Wright, the belief goes, then the team should trade one or more of them to […]

Speculation on the Mets’ new manager

November 11, 2010

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Without a single game being played, or even a free agent signing or trade being made, Mets fans are happy with Sandy Alderson as the team’s new general manager. There are many reasons for this. The easiest thing to do is point to his record, as he was responsible for building the late 1980s Oakland […]

Mets’ all-time 25 and under traded team

November 8, 2010

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Since giving away Scott Kazmir in an ill-advised push to make the playoffs in 2004, the Mets have been very careful about trading away young talent. Still, you can make up a pretty good team of players the Mets have dealt away before they hit their prime. This article considers those players traded up to […]