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Evaluating Minaya’s Mets farm system

November 18, 2010 by


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 […]

Ollie for Daisuke – who says no?

November 16, 2010 by


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 […]

Hot Stove burning for Mets

November 13, 2010 by


Slowly but surely the New York Mets are calculating a winning formula. First, the Wilpon’s decided to name the well-traveled and well-versed Sandy Alderson as their new general manager. They also tapped J.P. Ricciardi and Paul DePodesta to be part of their new “moneyball” team. Soon they will they hire a new manager-be it Terry […]

Should the Mets break up their core?

November 12, 2010 by


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 by


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 by


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 […]

Which Rusty Staub trade was worse?

November 4, 2010 by


Rusty Staub played for the Mets from 1972-1975 and again from 1981-1985 and was a very popular player in both stints with the club. While many fans remember him as the team’s plump pinch-hitter in his second go-round, he was the driving offensive force behind the 1973 team that reached the World Series and the […]