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@  West Coast M... : (18 Nov 2017 - 11:49)

So far it seems like the offseason took the season off.

@  Drucifer : (18 Nov 2017 - 10:34)

abat -- how you like this off-season so far?

@  Drucifer : (18 Nov 2017 - 10:33)

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. While there’s still a need to “be careful” not to thin the staff out too far, Alderson is obviously also looking for ways to improve with a limited amount of payroll flexibility. Odds are that the team’s most prominent pitchers won’t be dangled, but Puma suggests Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, or Rafael Montero might conceivably be discussed.

@  Drucifer : (18 Nov 2017 - 10:29)

Well, the winter meeting been pretty boring. Is that a sign on how the rest of the off-season going to go or is it the quiet before the storm?

@  Drucifer : (18 Nov 2017 - 10:27)

Mets Fan Club‏ @TheMetsFanClub
[Yahoo Sports] - Mets sign LHP Matt Purke to minor league deal
https://www.sny.tv/m...-deal/262108002

@  Drucifer : (18 Nov 2017 - 10:23)

Metsmerized Online‏ @MetsMerized
AFL Season Recap: Mets Pitching Dazzles
http://metsmerizedon....com/?p=249634 #Mets

@  Drucifer : (18 Nov 2017 - 10:19)

:goodday:

@  Drucifer : (18 Nov 2017 - 01:21)

:nightall:

@  Drucifer : (18 Nov 2017 - 01:18)

Metsmerized Online‏ @MetsMerized
Shareholders’ Approve Mets Purchase of Syracuse Chiefs
http://metsmerizedon....com/?p=249653 #Mets

@  Saxon : (17 Nov 2017 - 18:40)

of which, I drink it black, no sweetener and no milk/cream/soy, etc

@  Saxon : (17 Nov 2017 - 18:39)

based on the time of my rant...it was before my 3rd and 4th cups of coffee for the day

@  Saxon : (17 Nov 2017 - 18:37)

lol...unless I'm getting a double espresso, I have my daughters order for me in both places

@  Canada Mets Fan : (17 Nov 2017 - 16:50)

Now, that's a quality rant.

@  Saxon : (17 Nov 2017 - 11:37)

you go to a "coffee shop" and you order a coffee...you go to a sandwich shop, you ask for a Pastrami on rye with mustard...it's that simple...

@  Saxon : (17 Nov 2017 - 11:36)

it's like going to Pinera and trying to order a turkey sandwich, it's some overglorified name, on some weird ass bread with some weird ass shit added to it

@  Saxon : (17 Nov 2017 - 11:35)

his injury expert lost me with his tweet bitching about people not knowing what they want at Starbucks...maybe if they called COFFFEE COFFEE then people would know WTF to order

@  Drucifer : (17 Nov 2017 - 10:45)

Matthew Cerrone‏ @matthewcerrone
The @Mets should consider @injuryexpert for their newly created (and much needed) Director of High Performance.

@  Drucifer : (17 Nov 2017 - 10:41)

:goodday: Got the new FireFox today. All my organizations' add-ons are gone. So their stepup is a stepdown for me.

@  Saxon : (17 Nov 2017 - 08:26)

Rosenthal has a good explanation of why Altuve, and not Judge...https://theathletic....serving-winner/

Altuve’s lowest monthly OPS was .850 in September; he had two months over 1.000, including a 1.251 in July. Judge’s lowest monthly OPS was .680 in August, but he rebounded with an insane 1.352 in September....Again, which would you rather have, consistent excellence or intermittent dominance?

@  Saxon : (17 Nov 2017 - 07:38)

and as great of a season as Judge had overall, from July 14th thru August 31, he batted .176 with a .690 OPS...The Yanks were 25-19 while he didn't hit in those 44 games

@  Saxon : (17 Nov 2017 - 07:31)

I'm not discounting that Judge, Votto and Stanton had incredible offensive seasons (juiced ball, joke ballparks, etc?) but they still played on losers that mostly finished 20+ games out of 1st

@  Saxon : (17 Nov 2017 - 07:29)

exactly jeff...maybe they need to create a king of the individual SS Awards...and speaking of voter bias, did you ever notice how often the SS at a position also gets the Gold Glove eventhough they weren't the best defensive person at that position?

@  Drucifer : (17 Nov 2017 - 01:10)

:nightall:

@  jeffmetsfan : (16 Nov 2017 - 23:29)

@saxon Well they do have Silver Slugger Awards which I think are meant to cover best offensive players.

@  Saxon : (16 Nov 2017 - 22:06)

maybe they should have 2 awards...the MVP and the best offensive player...they aren't necessarily the same person...don't know if you followed the NBA decades ago, but guys like Adrian Dantley would lead the league in points scored, while their team had a sub .400 record...did he deserve the award since he scored the most, while the Jazz sucked?

@  METS FANG : (16 Nov 2017 - 21:53)

ugh. I should have kept reading past the landslide comment instead of drinking my scotch. Ignore the first half of my adage line haha

@  METS FANG : (16 Nov 2017 - 21:53)

There's an adage I like: "We can lose with you, we can lose without you." That said, first player to challenge cleanly *61? There has to be something said for that!

@  METS FANG : (16 Nov 2017 - 21:51)

Sax, thats an age old argument. Is the MVP the one who helped their team get the most wins? Or the one who helped their team go the furthest?

@  Saxon : (16 Nov 2017 - 19:56)

as Branch Rickey said to Ralph Kiner when Ralph wanted more money: We finished in last with you, we can finish in last without you...that philosophy SHOULD be part of the MVP voting

@  Saxon : (16 Nov 2017 - 19:52)

in the landslide that it should have been as well...27 out of 30 1st place votes...The NL Voting was a joke though...2 guys on teams that went nowhere, MVP doesn't mean the overall silver slugger

@  yogib8 : (16 Nov 2017 - 19:35)

All's well that ends well....it is Altuve

@  Saxon : (16 Nov 2017 - 16:11)

I've had MLB Network on in the background today....I really can't believe how much "debating" they are doing with the AL MVP...there is no way that it shouldn't be Altuve...this is not the silver slugger award, it's the MVP...

@  Drucifer : (16 Nov 2017 - 16:00)

Marc Carig‏ @MarcCarig
Here’s new Mets pitching coach Dave Eiland, talking to Newsday about creating an offseason throwing program, his desire to win in New York again, and his recent chat with Matt Harvey:
https://www.newsday....mets-1.15002952

@  Drucifer : (16 Nov 2017 - 11:23)

SportsNet New York‏ @SNYtv
Minor reinvented himself as a reliever in 2017, and had success against lefties and righties

@  Drucifer : (16 Nov 2017 - 10:47)

SportsNet New York‏ @SNYtv
Michael Conforto is expected to be ready for spring training

@  Drucifer : (16 Nov 2017 - 10:44)

Jon Heyman‏ @JonHeyman
Breaking: players union sets Monday deadline to resolve posting issue. So in 4 days Otani could know if he'll be able to jump to mlb in '18.

@  Drucifer : (16 Nov 2017 - 10:43)

:goodday:

@  Saxon : (16 Nov 2017 - 08:38)

yeah...they asked Omar Minaya, but he wanted full autonomy

@  Canada Mets Fan : (16 Nov 2017 - 07:23)

The Mets have hired Ruben Amaro, Jr. as 1B coach??????

@  Drucifer : (16 Nov 2017 - 01:52)

:nightall:

@  NYMet5 : (15 Nov 2017 - 17:32)

I like the Mike Minor Rumors. He has the feel of a so-so strater turned dominant reliever. Wade Davis, Andrew Miller and Brad Hand all went that route.

@  Drucifer : (15 Nov 2017 - 15:55)

Metsmerized Online‏ @MetsMerized
Mets Not Counting On David Wright Returning Next Season
http://metsmerizedon....com/?p=249470 #Mets

@  Drucifer : (15 Nov 2017 - 15:52)

Matthew Cerrone‏ @matthewcerrone
#Mets > Based on their actions in Orlando, it’s pretty clear @MetsGM wants a new, every day 2B!
Read more on @SNYTV https://goo.gl/r3Wa2w

@  Drucifer : (15 Nov 2017 - 15:49)

Looks like the untouchables are now touchable.

 

NY Daily News Sports‏ @NYDNSports
@Mets GM Sandy Alderson talks trade value of his young, power arms after injury-plagued season
http://nydn.us/2AKR8oC - @Ackert_NYDN

@  Drucifer : (15 Nov 2017 - 15:47)

Tim Dierkes‏ @mlbtrmets
Free Agent Rumblings: Walker, Cobb, Chatwood, Minor, Lucroy, Bautista
http://dlvr.it/Q17JhK #mets #mlb

@  Drucifer : (15 Nov 2017 - 15:44)

Michael Mayer‏ @mikemayerMMO
Per @Ken_Rosenthal the Mets are among the teams interested in left-handed reliever Mike Minor.
He had a 2.55 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 10.2 K/9 in 2017 for the Royals with Mets new pitching coach Dave Eiland.

@  Drucifer : (15 Nov 2017 - 11:16)

I like the FO altitude on Smith.

@  Drucifer : (15 Nov 2017 - 11:14)

Anthony DiComo‏ @AnthonyDiComo
Dominic Smith "didn't win" the first-base job in September.
As a result, the Mets are looking at other options: http://atmlb.com/2htuWb5

@  Drucifer : (15 Nov 2017 - 11:13)

Marc Carig‏ @MarcCarig
Sandy, in talking about Otani, reminds you that this is an entertainment business.

@  Canada Mets Fan : (15 Nov 2017 - 10:09)

I'd be all for a deGrom extension. I think he's earned it.

@  Drucifer : (15 Nov 2017 - 09:47)

Mike Puma‏ @NYPost_Mets
The Mets have previously been hesitant to give a starting pitcher a contract extension.
But Jacob deGrom has broken from the pack: http://nypost.com/20...ract-extension/

@  Drucifer : (15 Nov 2017 - 09:46)

Joel Sherman‏ @Joelsherman1
ICYMI http://nyp.st/2yCiZXq keep an eye on Joe Smith for #Mets and why Callaway/Eiland give NYM some insights into fr agt relief mkt. #Royals

@  Canada Mets Fan : (15 Nov 2017 - 09:43)

As for Sandy saying defence has to be a focus, deeds, not words my friend. Talk is cheap.

@  Drucifer : (15 Nov 2017 - 09:42)

:goodday:

@  Canada Mets Fan : (15 Nov 2017 - 09:41)

I think Otani would be a great get, but he wants to be a two way player, probably better suited to the AL.

@  Drucifer : (14 Nov 2017 - 22:21)

Marc Carig‏ @MarcCarig
Sources tell @DPLennon and I that the Mets are weighing a pursuit of Japanese star Shohei Otani.
Here’s the news story and a column:
https://www.newsday....ni-1.14982402 …
https://www.newsday....ni-1.14982415 …

@  brian stark : (14 Nov 2017 - 18:41)

Sax, Sandy has stated that defense must be a focus, so there's that.

@  yogib8 : (14 Nov 2017 - 18:06)

The whole package would probably cost an additional 40 M of 2018 payroll....including the loss of Lagares

@  Saxon : (14 Nov 2017 - 18:05)

the key to a great pitching staff in a tough division, is strong up the middle defense...that has not been a focus area in the Sandy era...

@  yogib8 : (14 Nov 2017 - 18:02)

I'd be happy with the first part and cross my fingers for part II

@  brian stark : (14 Nov 2017 - 17:38)

Also heard it's Lagares/Smith/Gsellman for Gordon, with Cain and Santana signing for CF and 1B. That might actually not be too bad, IF they were to do it.

@  Drucifer : (14 Nov 2017 - 17:36)

Tim Dierkes‏ @mlbtrmets
Blue Jays, Mets Showing Interest In Lorenzo Cain http://dlvr.it/Q0yRlX #mets #mlb

@  West Coast M... : (14 Nov 2017 - 14:40)

Brian, if that deal is real Sandy should jump on it.

@  Drucifer : (14 Nov 2017 - 12:04)

I can't seem to find a House Plant loose-leaf binder besides the 1985 Success with House Plants. Is there one?

@  Drucifer : (14 Nov 2017 - 11:08)

New York Mets‏ @Mets
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Get your seats for the best games of 2018 right now!

@  Drucifer : (14 Nov 2017 - 11:06)

Joe DeMayo‏ @PSLToFlushing
If #Mets truly are pursuing Carlos Santana (not sure I buy it), then Dominic Smith might become trade bait.

@  brian stark : (14 Nov 2017 - 10:24)

One rumor I heard was a deal involving Gsellman/Smith/other for Gordon, and then signing Santana for 1B.

@  Drucifer : (14 Nov 2017 - 09:35)

Jon Heyman‏ @JonHeyman
Nearly a dozen teams, including the red sox, angels, phillies, indians, and mets are showing interest in free agent first baseman Carlos Santana.

@  Drucifer : (14 Nov 2017 - 09:32)

:goodday:

@  Drucifer : (13 Nov 2017 - 23:21)

:nightall:

@  Drucifer : (13 Nov 2017 - 23:14)

Mike Puma‏ @NYPost_Mets
You have to believe Alderson's openness about displeasure with Dom Smith is a motivational tactic as much as anything. Smith, if he is smart, will arrive at spring training in top shape.

@  Drucifer : (13 Nov 2017 - 23:12)

James Wagner @ByJamesWagner
More Alderson today:
— Looking at relievers, 2B, OF/1B who can help while Conforto rehabs, starter lower priority
— May be more bullpen-dependent next year
— Smith no lock for 1B job — May use Lagares more to improve defense
— Budget isn’t $155M now; unclear where it’ll end up

@  Drucifer : (13 Nov 2017 - 23:07)

New York Mets‏ @Mets
Individual game tickets go on sale Friday at 10:00 a.m. But we will let you cut the line and get your first crack at tickets tomorrow with an exclusive presale.

@  Drucifer : (13 Nov 2017 - 23:04)

MetsBlog.com‏ @metsblog
Mets hire Tom Slater as assistant hitting coach

@  Drucifer : (13 Nov 2017 - 23:01)

Record Sports‏ @TheRecordSports
Callaway tasked with trying to fix Harvey after back-to-back down years http://dlvr.it/Q0pPJ1

@  Drucifer : (13 Nov 2017 - 22:58)

MetsBlog.com‏ @metsblog
Mets see versatility in free agent RHP Wily Peralta

@  Drucifer : (13 Nov 2017 - 09:25)

:goodday: Happy GM Meeting Day!

@  Drucifer : (13 Nov 2017 - 01:26)

:nightall:

@  Drucifer : (13 Nov 2017 - 00:01)

Mark Feinsand‏ @Feinsand
Fire up the Hot Stove: GM Meetings to begin Monday.
Here’s everything you need to know:

@  Drucifer : (12 Nov 2017 - 20:04)

Ralph Vacchiano‏ @RVacchianoSNY
It's over. And it's not "Fake News": 49ers 31, Giants 21. ....
The 49ers are no longer winless. The Giants are 1-8. ...
The word to use is "Embarrassing". But there are others.

@  Drucifer : (12 Nov 2017 - 11:34)

Andy Martino‏ @martinonyc
Heading to Orlando to cover the GM meetings on your TV and internet.
Here's what Mets are planning to do this winter

@  Drucifer : (12 Nov 2017 - 11:13)

:goodday: Going to work on setting up my new house plants.

@  Drucifer : (12 Nov 2017 - 00:05)

:nightall:

@  Drucifer : (11 Nov 2017 - 19:05)

Metsmerized Online‏ @MetsMerized
Could Jason Kipnis Be a Trade Target For Mets?
http://metsmerizedon....com/?p=249225 #Mets

@  Drucifer : (11 Nov 2017 - 11:40)

Metsmerized Online‏ @MetsMerized
Marlins Have Had Preliminary Talks With Several Teams About Stanton
http://metsmerizedon....com/?p=249206 #Mets

@  Drucifer : (11 Nov 2017 - 11:32)

:goodday:

@  yogib8 : (10 Nov 2017 - 19:48)

Two times through the line up is 18 PA, given an average decent start that could mean 4 base runners and 14 outs which would be 4.2 IP or half a game. Now we go to the BP filled with 2-3, at best, effective late inning RPs and 5 or 6 others who on any given day may pitch very well or blow up in 2/3 of an inning. Welcome to the world of the 4 hr. game with a steady flow of RPs. Also welcome to an organization that few starting pitchers would want to sign with. Welcome to the world of the 4 man bench.

@  Drucifer : (10 Nov 2017 - 10:57)

With an 8-man BP I hope they talk about expanding the roster limit by some method. I like the idea of putting the SPs not schedule to pitch on a reserve squad,

@  NYMet5 : (10 Nov 2017 - 08:51)

Also, anyone see the rumblings in various reports in the last day about the Mets going with an 8 man bullpen filled with multi innings guys? The philosophy pointing to not letting the starters not named Syndergaard or deGrom face a lineup more than 2 times the majority of the time. An interesting potential tid bit on the thought process of the new staff. Not sure how I feel about it yet.

@  NYMet5 : (10 Nov 2017 - 08:46)

I dont see how the Mets can justify a complete offseason without at least 4 player acquisitions. They need a lead off guy (with OBP and speed) and a middle of the order bat. Those two must fit somewhere into 2B, 3B, CF or RF (1B if Smith is traded). They also need a better than average RP and a mid rotation starter. I agree with those calling for OBP, speed and a real 3B but they cant stop there. They need to fill the areas I mentioned or Sandy can call a press conference and tell us they were just kidding about "going for it" in 2018.

@  Saxon : (09 Nov 2017 - 23:30)

well at the very least, we know that we have both Cabrera and FLores for 3rd...Flores with the better bat, but Cabrera looked pretty solid defensively there

@  Drucifer : (09 Nov 2017 - 22:28)

I see the :Mets: hole being at Third Base.

@  Saxon : (09 Nov 2017 - 20:47)

IMO, .341 OBP is excellent for a speedster...the only negative is that he's doing the .341 with absolutely no power...kind of like Luis Castillo when Castillo was a little younger and less useless

@  brian stark : (09 Nov 2017 - 20:27)

In Gordon's "bad" season last year (according to some) he hit .308/.341 with 60 steals. Yes, I wish he would walk more, but .341 is .341, I'd take that in a heartbeat.

@  Saxon : (09 Nov 2017 - 20:17)

agreed...I would take a speedster with a .330 OBP before a slow poke with a .355 OBP any day however (unless the .355 OBP also hit a lot of XBH)

@  brian stark : (09 Nov 2017 - 20:14)

Two words: Dee. Gordon. Solves a few problems. OBP. Speed. 2B. Defense. I'd take him in a heartbeat.

@  Saxon : (09 Nov 2017 - 20:13)

they need speed to go along with any OBP improvements that they make...getting on base don't do shit if you run the bases like Robin Ventura, Mike Piazza and Todd Zeille

@  brian stark : (09 Nov 2017 - 20:06)

To me, there are a couple of areas that need immediate attention: Defense and OBP. We have power, the problem is that we had too many solo shots. Homers are nice, three run homers are nicer. And, better defense makes the pitching better. With the moves already made in the Training/rehab departments and a more pitcher centric manager, the areas to address are clear to me. Sandy has already said that he recognized that the defensive shortcomings need to be addressed, that's a good sign.

@  brian stark : (09 Nov 2017 - 20:04)

Gotta say in this instance that I agree with yogi 100%. If their "big moves" are picking up options and bringing back Bruce, we are in trouble.

@  Saxon : (09 Nov 2017 - 19:07)

IMO, Dom needs to prove himself for playing time, just as Wilmer has been forced to do...I'd give Wilmer more 1B than Dom until Dom shows his worthyness


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