On Tuesday evening, Adam Rubin quoted Sandy Alderson saying the following about the Mets’ payroll: "Look, I don't have any understanding about what the payroll will be or can't be going forward," Alderson said. "But, look, let's say arguably we have like $50 million or $60 million coming off next year. Do I think it [...]
With Charlie unable to publish today, and the 2017 Draft less than a week away, it seemed like a good time to go back to this article written in 2010, when people were complaining about Omar Minaya's farm system.
It has been another frustrating season for the New York Mets and their fans. The Mets spent eight days in last place early in the season and last led the National League East on April 30. Their offense totally collapsed in July, they couldn’t get a big hit when needed and key pitchers slumped at [...]
The Mets are facing an offseason of stark changes, and the front office will be no exception. General manager Omar Minaya likely will be reassigned within the organization, opening the door to a fresh start for a franchise that seemingly has lost its way over the last few seasons. Several names have emerged as prospects [...]
While the Mets front office has made some terrible and unsightly moves over the years, with the contracts given to Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez at the top of the list, they usually know when to cut bait with mediocre pitchers. Below will be a list of examples of how the Mets made the right [...]
FanGraphs Managing Editor Dave Cameron is one of the most influential online baseball writers around. Because of this he has had to take a fair amount of garbage over the years from people who comment on his stories. Some of the hostility is deserved; most of it is not. Highly visible people are subject to [...]
The New York Mets have dropped below .500 for the first time since May 23, and 8 1/2 games behind the N.L. East-leading Atlanta Btaves. They are 6-15 since the All-Star break and quickly falling out of the playoff race. ESPN-New York reporter Adam Rubin talked to GM Omar Minaya about his job security and [...]
New York Mets GM Omar Minaya spoke to the media as the trade deadline expired on Saturday. He discussed the reasons why the Mets did not make a deal (video courtesy of ESPN-New York) ...
So the Mets are back home in their friendly familiar settings. Citi Field will no doubt feel like home sweet home. After a disastrous west coast road trip in which the Mets went 2-9 against the San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Mets are tail-spinning out of control. Maybe being [...]
The Mets designated Fernando Nieve for assignment. It was the right move to make, as Nieve was not getting the job done as a reliever and the Mets needed someone who actually had a chance to provide some relief when he entered the game. But Nieve is a nice case study in what is wrong [...]
Mets GM Omar Minaya says Manuel safe as manager, talks trade deadline from visitors dugout at Dodger Stadium ...
The All-Star break is upon us and it’s natural to look forward. The Mets at 48-40, four games back of the Atlanta Braves in the NL and one game behind in the wild card race. Below is a list of Mets players with a grade given to each hitter and pitcher on how they have [...]