When I first started covering the Mets’ minor league system in 2001, one of the first Mets’ executives I dealt with was Gary LaRocque, then the team’s scouting director. Like many of the Mets’ executives at that[…]
As the Mets limp towards the end of the beginning of summer, let’s try to understand what’s happened in the first three months… The internet is a funny place, isn’t it? I had an idea[…]
Since the Madoff Scandal, we have seen the Mets cut payroll significantly with the Wilpons shying away from having a top five payroll like they once did. Given their debt and possibly due to some[…]
Once the Mets officially gave up on the 2017 season, fans started looking forward to this offseason, like Tom (the cat) salivating as he prepared to eat a Jerry (the mouse) sandwich on the beloved[…]
This coming Friday is Groundhog Day: a day in which an animal who has no meteorological background steps out of his hole and makes a determination as to how bad the rest of the winter[…]
The Major League draft is the most challenging in all of professional sports, and as a result, you rarely see sure bets anywhere in the draft. For proof of that, you need not look any[…]
The Mets’ current offseason has gone remarkably slow. Only five of the (generally-regarded) top twenty free agents have signed so far, and for the most part, they are among the least exciting of those twenty.[…]
The Wilpons and general manager Sandy Alderson value Collins as a loyal lieutenant who has put his ego aside and walked the organizational line without creating waves.”
According to several reports, lots of folks are expecting Terry Collins to return as Mets manager for 2014. I think it’s a mistake, and for a variety of reasons.
People keep telling me that they trust Sandy Alderson. Problem is, I don’t trust his boss.