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Get Ready for Payroll Slashing?

Get Ready for Payroll Slashing?

Sandy Alderson said something very disturbing Monday that I hope does not slide under the radar. According to MetsBlog.com, while talking about the payroll and Madoff matters on a conference call with reporters, Alderson slipped this in: Our payroll going into the season will be somewhere between $140 million and $150 million. I think that […]

Good! The Wilpons Need a Partner

Good! The Wilpons Need a Partner

For two years now the Wilpons said the possible losses they suffered at the hands of the evil Bernie Madoff would not effect the running of the New York Mets. Well on Friday the Wilpons all-but admitted that is not case. In a letter to Mets fans and the  media, the Wilpons said they are looking for […]

Why Sandy Alderson is a Disappointment

Why Sandy Alderson is a Disappointment

I delayed writing this post until Sandy Alderson was done building the 2011 Mets. Based on his comments at a news conference (huh?!) Wednesday to introduce Chin-lung Hu (really?!) to a salivating press corps, he apparently is: “We’re pretty much there, I think. It’s possible that something will pop up, but right now we’re at about 55, 56 […]

"Citi Field is a Damn Joke"

“Citi Field is a Damn Joke”

…So proclaimed Jeff Francoeur. It is a bit of a stretch for Francoeur to blame anything but his own lack of pitch selection for his poor hitting, but he happens to be right about Citi Field. But there could be relief on the way. That relief will not come this season. But Sandy Alderson has […]

Video: Take a Shower with Gary Carter

Here’s another Gary Carter commercial, this one for Ivory soap. Check out the extras playing his phony Mets teammates. Also, Carter certainly seems to love showering!

Albert Pujols to the Mets?!

Albert Pujols to the Mets?!

In a winter with no interesting rumors or speculation involving the Mets, let’s chew on this for a bit — Albert Pujols to the Mets! Many writers are theorizing that it could happen. Pujols’s contract expires after this season. His people and the Cardinals are trying to negotiating a new deal, with Pujols reportedly asking […]

Mets Reportedly Sign Chris Young

Mets Reportedly Sign Chris Young

Well, Sandy Alderson has done it; he has reportedly completed his off-season shopping with the jewel he has been pursuing all winter — the great Chris Young. According to multiple sources, the Mets have agreed to terms with Young pending the results of a physical. If everything goes well, the deal will be formalized later […]

THE Poll: Who is Your Favorite All-Time Met?

Everybody has their own favorite all-time Met. Who is yours? I listed the usual suspects for the vote below, but please let me know in the comments if I left out your favorite.

Video: Tom Seaver on “Mike Douglas Show”

Just a month after the Mets traded Tom Seaver to the Reds in 1977, Seaver appeared on the “The Mike Douglas Show” with his new teammate Pete Rose. With Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher sitting quietly, Seaver discussed the trade without getting into too much detail, unfortunately. My favorite part (in addition to Rose’s haircut) […]

Sandy Pulling an Omar?

Sandy Pulling an Omar?

Sandy Alderson is supposed to be a bright guy.  He graduated not from one but two Ivy League schools — Dartmouth and Harvard. In contrast, former GM Omar Minaya hails from Newtown High School in Elmhurst. Yet Alderson is about to make the exact same mistake as his predecessor. Going into the 2010 season, the […]

Alomar, Blyleven Elected to Hall of Fame

Alomar, Blyleven Elected to Hall of Fame

As many (including yours truly) predicted, Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven were elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Alomar received 90% of the vote, Blyleven nearly 80%. Since this was expected, the bigger stories are those who did  not get in. Let’s take a look at some of them. Barry Larkin Larkin finished third […]

Mets Sign Capuano, Buchholz

Mets Sign Capuano, Buchholz

Adding to his off-season haul of crap, Sandy Alderson signed pitchers Chris Capuano and Taylor Buchholz on Monday. I won’t bore you with their recent stats — they are not good. The New York Post writes of Capuano (and it could have been about Buchholz as well): The 32-year-old fits the mold for what the […]

Tense Live Moment on MLB Network

Tense Live Moment on MLB Network

You gotta love live TV. There was a tense moment between Mitch Williams and Peter Gammons on MLB Network’s “Hot Stove” on Monday. And because it was live, it couldn’t be edited out, and we got to enjoy it. The panel was discussing which current players were locks for the Hall of Fame. The list […]

The $17.5 Million Problem

The $17.5 Million Problem

Much has been written about Francisco Rodriguez’s $17.5 million option for 2012. It’s an option that the Mets cannot let vest. If it does, it could set back the rebuilding process by another year.  According to Cot’s Baseball Contracts, the option becomes guaranteed if: 55 games finished in 2011, and 100 games finished in 2010-11, […]