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Archive for November, 2010

DePodesta Hired?

For the first time I can remember the Mets are actually building a front office team. This isn’t just hiring qualified for front office positions. This is hiring people who are well respected in the baseball community with plenty of experience and credibility. This isn’t like hiring Omar Minaya and having him bring in the […]

Charlie Samuels Should Have Learned From Charlie Hustle

In 1989 Pete Rose, the all time leader in hits and a sure thing first ballot Hall of Famer, was was banned from baseball (including induction to the Hall) for gambling. Six years earlier Charlie Samuels became the Mets clubhouse manager. Twenty one years after the Rose ban Samuels was suspended from his position with […]

Reyes Option Picked Up, Manager Search Begins

Sandy Alderson made his first player move yesterday when he picked up the option on Jose Reyes‘s contract. Reyes will make $11 million in 2011. Meanwhile, Alderson has invited Carlos Beltran to New York for a meeting. I’m not sure what Alderson wants to discuss but I’d speculate he wants to talk about the direction […]

Ricciardi In, Shines Out

In a not very surprising move the Mets announced today that they have hired J. P. Ricciardi as a special assistant to new general manager Sandy Alderson. Though it’s not surprising the team reached out to Ricciardi it does seem to put John Ricco’s status as general manager in waiting into question. Ricciardi had apparrently […]