Here is audio of Sandy Alderson talking to reporters about possible coaching changes, this past season and what needs to happen in 2015…
In this week’s MetsBlog Q&ACast, press. by Verizon, Matthew Cerrone with Mets fan and fellow podcaster James Blind from The Happy Recap about the last weekend in 2014 and what’s in store for the Mets this winter.
Toby Hyde and Robert Brender are joined by Russ Langer, voice of the Las Vegas 51s, for a conversation about the Mets prospects who did their work at Tiple-A Vegas this season, and what’s next for Noah Syndergaard, Kevin Plawecki, Matt Reynolds and more.
- Russ Langer, voice of the Las Vegas 51s, calls in
- Noah Syndergaard
- Kevin Plawecki
- Wilmer Flores / Matt Reynolds / The SS Question
- Cesar Puello
- Rafael Montero, Zack Thornton, Jacob deGrom
- More on Triple-A and Plawecki’s future (32:05)
- One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (40:30)
- Good: deGrom 8K start, Murphy OK at 3B
- Bad: Stanton HBP, Mets not spending in offseason
With Mets / Cubs trade talk being the talk of the week, Toby Hyde and Robert Brender look for the Chicago perspective. They are joined by Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune and Triple-A Iowa Cubs broadcaster Randy Wehofer to see if there’s a deal to be made and to learn more about the young Cubs hitting talent.
- Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune calls in
- Chatting Mets/Cubs trade match ups and the Cubs re-building
- Triple-A Iowa Cubs broadcaster Randy Wehofer calls in (19:50)
- Taking a close look at those young Cubs bats
- One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (36:00)
- Good: Rafael Montero, Wilmer Flores OK at SS
- Bad: Mets Offensive Offense, Mejia Hurt & Struggling
Toby Hyde and Robert Brender are joined by Mets radio voice Josh Lewin for a state of the team round table conversation. Later, it’s time for a Twitter-bag to answer fan questions.
- State of the Team Roundtable with Josh Lewin
- Terry, Wright, Colon, Youth Movement, and more
- Twitter-bag, answering all the questions (13:35)
- One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (35:50)
- Good: Missing Sunday’s Philly collapse, Matt den Dekker
- Bad: Pitchers break, Contention gone
According to former Mets OF Mookie Wilson, players are so caught up in what they’re doing on field, they often don’t consider whether their team is one or two or 10 impact players away from having a playoff-contending team, he told MetsBlog’s Matthew Cerrone this past week at the Verizon Studio in Citi Field…
“I didn’t see it in 1985 when we made the deal for Gary Carter,” said Wilson, author of Mookie: Life, Baseball and the 86 Mets. “I didn’t see it, because I felt we traded away a player (Hubie Brooks) who was really valuable to us, but once he got here I said, ‘OK, we needed that guy.'”
In this week’s MetsBlog Q&ACast, presented by Verizon, Cerrone also chats in detail with Mookie about the influence of his father, coming up in the Mets organization through bad times then good, doubts during 1986, and whether it’s wise to trade young pitching for hitting…
In this week’s MetsBlog Q&ACast, presented by Verizon, MetsBlog’s Matthew Cerrone talks with ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark about the best-run franchises in MLB, as how baseball looks at Sandy Alderson’s “Plan.”
Stark also has a new book out, Wild Pitches: Rumblings, Grumblings, and the Game I Love, which you can learn more about at ESPN.com.