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Thinking ahead with Alderson

November 19, 2010 by


“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 […]

The Mets’ new LOOGY?

November 17, 2010 by


“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 […]

The speedy Rusty Staub

October 15, 2010 by


“It’s Tuesday, Game 5 of the Rangers-Rays ALDS series; the winner plays on, the loser is done. It’s 1-1, two out, none on, top of the fourth. Nelson Cruz, who has good legs (37 stolen bases the last two seasons) hits one to deep left-center . . . then stands admiring his blast. The ball […]

Brad Holt emerges from the quicksand

October 14, 2010 by


“I’ve been looking forward to [the AFL] a lot. That was the biggest thing toward the end of the year,” Holt said. “I knew it, the coordinators knew it — it was a mental year, I got caught in the quicksand and it’s hard to come out of it. It was just all in my […]

Are Wilpons ready for hard truths?

October 2, 2010 by


“But the Mets have lacked ability to self-assess and look at the big picture. Are the Wilpons ready to hire someone who will tell them hard truths — and to listen when those hard truths come? This cannot be about buzzwords. For real this time, the skills sets must be gravitas, vision, creativity and fortitude. […]

What should the Mets do about Pelfrey?

October 1, 2010 by


“The answer to this question is more difficult to answer, but to do so I must first dispense with a common statement i’ve seen on this blog: Pelfrey is the same this year as before. This is an incorrect statement. Pelfrey’s xFIP is usually the root cause of this assertion, but there are several reasons […]

Hard-luck and R.A. Dickey

September 30, 2010 by


“He’s run into some tough luck,” catcher Josh Thole said. “I’m sure he doesn’t have as many wins as he would like or should have. But I’m telling you, I can [only] think of one time where he went out and just had no feel for the knuckleball. Other than that, he’s been unbelievable.” Thole […]