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After the Mets' enthusiastic celebration of a walkoff win against the Cubs on Sunday, commentator Bob Costas quipped that the display was "another sign of the ongoing decline of Western Civilization."
Wednesday afternoon, Mets GM Sandy Alderson got his revenge. In tweet form:
.@MattHarvey33 & @Wheelerpro45 both won Tuesday. All of Western civilization was uplifted, including...Read more »
Mets GM Sandy Alderson rarely talks in the definitive. Even during a radio appearance on WFAN Monday afternoon he would only coyly give a wink and nod to the most open of secrets, that top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler is likely to make his debut next Tuesday against the Braves.
Which is why it’s so important that the New York Post’s Joel Sherman got him to pin down the team’s payroll for...Read more »
Here’s the first thing Mets fans need to know about the job General Manager Sandy Alderson has done over the last three seasons in Flushing: he’s acquired Zack Wheeler and Travis d’Arnaud, stud prospects kept from the major league roster by service time considerations and a freak injury, respectively.
The second thing is – wait, you still need a second thing?
Alderson has taken a lot...Read more »
MINNEAPOLIS -- Following last night's 16-5 victory over the Twins, Mets manager Terry Collins shook hands with his players. They felt like ice cubes. It shouldn't be as bad on Saturday afternoon, when the Mets and Twins will play in 35-degree weather around first pitch.
However, the Mets might not see even passable weather for the next five days.
Forecasts are calling for an 80 percent...Read more »
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla -- Could the Mets and pitcher Chris Young be primed for a reunion?
With the Mets' pitching depth in peril thanks to injuries, and Young available after opting out of his minor league deal with the Nationals, the conditions seem ripe for another run together. According to a rival executive, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson attended Young's final start with the Nationals...Read more »
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Third baseman David Wright took his first swings since suffering an intercostal strain at the World Baseball Classic. After fielding grounders at third base for the second-straight day, Wright hit off a tee in the batting cages, marking another step forward.
"First time I'm hitting, so it's good," said Wright, who felt no pain during his workout.
The...Read more »
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- If Jordany Valdespin can bring his spring success into the regular season, he may find himself a spot as an everyday outfielder.
"It depends on his bat," general manager Sandy Alderson said. "I think he can handle the outfield. It's a question of how much he contributes with the bat."
Valdespin is hitting .348/.388/.609 with four homers and...Read more »