A day after New York Mets manager Terry Collins unveiled his take-it-or-leave-it lineup and approach, it was general manager Sandy Alderson's turn to take his best shot at repairing the roster and image of the decaying New York Mets, losers of 16 of 23 entering Monday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Well, you have to hand it to Fred Wilpon and his partners: they've figured out how to shift focus for the fast-decomposing New York Mets season once again.
The New York Mets and general manager Sandy Alderson have a new message for fans.
If you blinked, you may have missed the moment general manager Sandy Alderson and the New York Mets moved from preaching patience for a developing marketplace to resignation that all the good players are off the board.
It is hardly news anymore when a caller on the air at WFAN expresses disappointment over the state of the New York Mets.
With two months until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, David Wright re-signed, and R.A. Dickey traded, the New York Mets now turn their attention to the rest of the 2013 roster.
The New York Mets held a holiday party for 100 local children on Tuesday, and it somehow turned into a public-relations crisis.(1)
When Mets general manager Sandy Alderson met with the media on Sunday night at the winter meetings in Nashville, he suggested, correctly, that he has herculean task in front of him.
On Friday, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson described a need for "a little more clarity than we have now" regarding the contract negotiations with the 2012 team's two best players, R.A. Dickey and David Wright.
There were many reasons for the New York Mets and Jason Bay to agree to a divorce, which they finally did last week, one year and $21 million still owed to Bay by the Mets.
Around 6 p.m. on Sunday night, Michael Salfino, a freelancer for the Wall Street Journal, SNY and Yahoo! Sports, tweeted the following:
It's been a strange month for the New York Mets.
Normally, there's be nothing unusual about a team failing to begin contract negotiations with its own players, still under contract for another year, in October. Absent context, the report in the New York Daily News that the Mets had yet to discuss length or money on potential extensions for David Wright and R.A. Dickey would seem fairly innocuous.
Sandy Alderson gave his end of the year press conference with the beat reporters for the New York Mets Wednesday, prior to a 4-2 win over the Marlins that gave the Mets a 74-88 final record for the 2012 season.
Unsurprisingly, two New York Mets officials confirmed to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News what ESPN's Adam Rubin reported last month: the Mets won't be spending more on the 2013 Mets than they did on the 2012 Mets.
As the New York Mets spiral in 2012 continued Wednesday with a 5-2 loss to the Rockies following a strong first half, it is up to general manager Sandy Alderson to try and drum up interest in the team for the 38 games left in this year, and naturally, for the 2013 season.(1)