Tag Archives: Sandy Alderson

Passing Judgment: better days ahead for the Mets

I am not going to sugarcoat the fact that being a Mets fan can be tortuous.  I am admittedly jealous of the many people I know who are Yankees’ fans and have been blessed with several World Series championships and annual playoff teams.  But I can’t help it…my first exposure to baseball was as a […]

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Passing Judgment: R.A. Dickey’s flaccid knuckleball.

As a die-hard Mets fan, I thoroughly appreciated and admired R.A. Dickey’s accomplishments during his three years in New York.  I remember when it was announced that the Mets had signed Dickey to a minor league contract before the 2010 season.  I made fun of the transaction because I had remembered how brutal Dickey had […]

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The Verdict: Fantasy Baseball – The Bourn Fallacy

The latest rumors surrounding free agent outfielder Michael Bourn are that the Mets of all teams are interested in him.  The Mets, who finally signed their first free agent to a major league contract earlier this week (Shaun Marcum), are in desperate need of an outfielder after Scott Hairston signed with the Cubs for two […]

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Passing Judgment – Wheeler of Fortune (Mets to Trade Beltran to Giants for Top Pitching Prospect)

After months of speculation, the New York Mets finally have traded All Star outfielder Carlos Beltran to the defending world champion San Francisco Giants along with most, if not all, of the remaining money owed to Beltran this year.  The deal is pending Beltran’s approval because he has a no-trade clause and is also a […]

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Frankie Goes to Hollywood…er, Milwaukee

The Mets hired Sandy Alderson for many reasons, but none more important than alleviating the problems that currently exist and setting the franchise up for success down the road.  He is faced with several obstacles in his way, including the Wilpons’ financial problems and pending litigation in the Madoff lawsuit.  So knowing that he will […]

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Passing Judgment – Mets finally release Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez

The day has finally arrived where the Mets are without Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez on their roster.  After months of speculation, both Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez have been released despite being owed a collective $18,000,000 for the 2011 season.  While that is a large chunk of money to just swallow (especially given the […]

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