Mets Adding Reliever? Jon Heyman of CBS Sports went on WFAN yesterday and said he expects the Mets to trade for a reliever. However, this weekend Buster Olney said the Mets won’t dive into the trade market until the All-Star break. Mejia To Rotation Again According to Adam Rubin, the Mets are planning on moving Jenrry Mejia back to the… Read more →
The upcoming weeks are probably the most stressful of the year for any general manager of a big league club. Year after year, they are faced with a tough decision- do you risk the future to try to win now? The Mets, 32-29, are currently five games back of division-leading Washington, and three back of the red-hot Braves. The division… Read more →
During last night’s rain delay, Sandy Alderson came up to the SNY booth to talk to Gary Keith and Ron in an extensive and interesting interview. Sandy talked about a variety of things- the team’s lack of offense, the David Wright rumors, as well as Ike Davis‘ struggles at the plate- but one thing Sandy spoke about that I absolutely… Read more →
Before last night’s 5-4 loss at Citi Field, Terry Collins announced that with Chris Schwinden heading back to Buffalo, Miguel Batista will enter the rotation, making his first start on Tuesday against Philadelphia. “One of the things we brought Miguel Batista in for was not just to be a bullpen guy, but if we needed a spot starter at any… Read more →
Here are some highlights from yesterday’s Q&A session that Sandy Alderson conducted yesterday with Met fans.
As the Mets agreed to contracts to avoid arbitration with three players for relatively reasonable amounts today, Mike Pelfrey‘s contract really stood out. Pelfrey, 28, went 7-13 with a 4.74 ERA this season in arguably the worst season of his career. Last year, Pelf made just $3.925 million after a stellar season in 2010, going 15-9 with a 3.66 ERA,… Read more →
Jon Heyman first reported today that the Mets are talking to “3 or 4″ teams about the possibility of acquiring Jonathon Niese.Heyman said they were looking for prospects or possibly a catcher or pitcher. However, Mike Puma of the New York Post reported that the Mets will “probably” need a major league-ready pitcher in return for Niese. Jonathon went 11-11… Read more →
The Mets made a flurry of moves tonight, including trading Angel Pagan to the Giants for Andres Torres and Ramon Martinez, signing Jon Rauch to be the setup man, and Frank Francisco to close. Let’s knock down my reactions one deal at a time. JON RAUCH SIGNING: The Mets signed Rauch with a cheap, one-year, $3.5 million contract to be… Read more →