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2010-2011 Mets off-season thread


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#1 Omar's Wacky Neighbor

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 07:20 AM

Alderson and Byrnesie back in for final interviews today and tomorrow. Reports have the final decision coming down to two things: their views on re-building the team and their choice for manager; and Josh's golden parachute from AZ, which will allow the Mets to lowball him on salary.

EDIT: Multiple sources have Alderson as the heavy favorite, implying it's just a matter of crossing the i's and dotting the t's.

Edited by Omar's Wacky Neighbor, 26 October 2010 - 01:35 PM.


#2 Quintanariffic

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 01:49 AM

How is there no discussion of the fact that the Mets now have Alderson as GM, DePodesta as VP of Scouting and Player Development, and Ricciardi as Special Assistant? That's a formidable group for a team with relatively deep pockets.

#3 abty

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:42 PM

Especially considering Riccardi is a MA native and the Sox wanted him.

Of course, since it's the Mets, it seems a major controversy regarding a Met player being involved with Charlie Samuels' gambling ring will make itself known shortly. Only the Mets...seriously, it's downright comical.

#4 joewoodfan

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:23 PM

How is there no discussion of the fact that the Mets now have Alderson as GM, DePodesta as VP of Scouting and Player Development, and Ricciardi as Special Assistant? That's a formidable group for a team with relatively deep pockets.

I logged on for just such a discussion.

Just maintaining current contracts will get to $120M for 2011, according to this ESPN blog.

I mainly want to come on and blame the ownership, but don't really have a leg to stand on for that assertion. I mainly feel bad for this new FO lineup.

#5 mabrowndog


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Posted 15 November 2010 - 08:16 AM

Sandy Alderson's 87-year-old father was struck and killed by a car Saturday night while crossing a street in downtown St. Petersburg.

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Hats off to a decorated fighter pilot and a veteran of three US wars.

Not to be flippant about such a tragedy, but the timing of such a loss blows, with the owners' and GMs' meetings this week and the club in the midst of a managerial search.

#6 moondog80


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Posted 15 November 2010 - 10:17 AM

Sandy Alderson's 87-year-old father was struck and killed by a car Saturday night while crossing a street in downtown St. Petersburg.

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Hats off to a decorated fighter pilot and a veteran of three US wars.

Not to be flippant about such a tragedy, but the timing of such a loss blows, with the owners' and GMs' meetings this week and the club in the midst of a managerial search.


An 87 year old man crossing a downtown city street at 11:54 PM? Seems odd, no?

#7 mikeford


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Posted 17 December 2010 - 02:16 PM

People need to see this:



#8 Meff Nelton

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 11:27 PM

The Mets own a fucking cable network, right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gsTUNESkkQ&feature=player_embedded

If somebody told me that this was a project by a teenage Wilpon for the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, I'd believe it. How does this come from a $2 billion dollar enterprise? Do they know they're competing in the same market with the Yankees and their slick media campaigns? How broke is Fed?

#9 DukeSox


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Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:41 PM

how is this team's roster so terrible???

http://espn.go.com/m...m/new-york-mets

#10 Gdiguy

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:05 PM

how is this team's roster so terrible???

http://espn.go.com/m...m/new-york-mets


The pitching is much, MUCH worse than the offense

I'd say they're only significantly below MLB-caliber at two positions right now (2B & LF); everywhere else they're either good (Wright/Reyes/Davis, surprisingly) or average-ish at the others - if Bay comes back and is anywhere near his true talent level, they're probably an average offense in a neutral part (which will be slightly below average with half their games at CitiField)

The pitching, however, has been absolutely brutal - 5.48 ERA (better than only Arizona), and a lovely 64 walks (7 more than the next highest NL team, and is a big piece of their worst-in-NL .372 opponent OBP)... and they've also become amazingly proficient at a) blowing leads in stupid ways (missed throws to home, infield errors leading to ties), followed by b) putting the game out of reach (at least a couple times this year, they've given up 1 run to tie the game, and then give up a 3 run HR on the next hitter to put the game completely out of reach)

Even if their staff was pitching well, the problem with the Mets is the lack of a real rotation, and especially a real #1 starter - I like Pelfrey / Neise, but even if they're on (which neither really is right now) they're #2 starters at best, and then the rest of the rotation is Dickey (who the hell knows) and a 4 & 5 of pitchers that weren't good enough to be the 5th starters on other teams.

#11 jon abbey


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Posted 02 May 2011 - 03:28 PM

Oof, another major body blow for this organization, he was their only real pitching prospect and was close to being ready to join the major league team again:

"Wow, big Mets news: Jenrry Mejia, team's top prospect, was officially diagnosed with a complete MCL tear in his right (pitching) elbow."

http://twitter.com/#!/TimBontemps/status/65138802368323585

#12 Gdiguy

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 05:03 PM

Beer & Chicken? Amateurs

Why porn? Because Patrick asked Leiter if it was true that the Mets teams of the late-90s and early oughts had a ďporn room.Ē Which, while it sounds salacious, is really just a way of implying that boys have always been boys and it will forever be thus. ĒPorn room?Ē Big deal. Itís not like every frat house, locker room and ship in the United States Navy isnít lousy with such things.

Except the question kind of rattled Leiter. You can watch the video over at SportsGrid. Anyone who has ever tried to first joke away and then sort of explain away a mildly embarrassing truth will recognize Leiterís vamping toward an answer. And Patrickís smiling. Whether the Mets really did have a porn room back then was an open question when Patrick asked it, but I think the matter was more or less settled by the time Leiter was done answering.



#13 Hee-Seop's Fable

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 12:03 AM

As bleak as this thread, and the Mets fortunes in general have been, here's a summary that doesn't make the next couple of years look any better:

Are the Wilpons About to Loose the Mets?

As always when it comes to a pitching shoulder, itís unclear whether weíll ever see Johan Santana pitch like Johan Santana again. But right now, it looks like the Wilponsí best hope to hold onto the team is to contend in the division, and their best hope for that is for Johan Santanana, Jason Bay, and David Wright to come back and pretend itís 2008.

If they canít? Well, read the headline.