Mets Notes: DePodesta, Rotation, Collins

The Mets will try to slow the Cardinals' bid for a playoff berth when the two teams take the field in St. Louis tonight. In the meantime, here are some Mets-related links… 

  • Mets executive Paul DePodesta told Bill Plaschke of the LA Times that he doesn't particularly want to become a general manager again. "From my perspective, it's not necessarily a great job," he said. DePodesta was the Dodgers’ GM in 2004 and 2005.
  • GM Sandy Alderson said on last night's TV broadcast that he expects to have a similar rotation next season, according to Michael Baron of MetsBlog. Alderson is hoping for growth from Mike Pelfrey and Jonathon Niese and Baron is hoping that the rotation will go deeper into games.
  • Alderson says that if the Mets make changes to spacious Citi Field for next year they won't be subtle, according to Andrew Keh of the New York Times. The Mets are interested in making the three-year-old park more fair and Alderson knows that "offense sells."
  • It doesn’t appear that the Mets are going to sign manager Terry Collins to an extension in the near future, according to Jon Heyman of The skipper is under contract in 2012 and the Mets have a team option for 2013.

17 Responses to Mets Notes: DePodesta, Rotation, Collins Leave a Reply

  1. Alderson said the changes WON’T be subtle.

  2. Lastings 4 years ago

    By bringing the walls in that means the OTHER team can now also hit more homeruns.

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      can you confirm this????

      • Lastings 4 years ago

         Yeah, watch a Mets game.

        • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

          ya, I was being sarcastic.

          • Lastings 4 years ago

            Sorry, I confused it with obnoxious.

          • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

            this just in, by bringing in the walls it will mean that the walls will be brought in.

  3. icedrake523 4 years ago

    I hope he means a different Mike Pelfrey.

  4. BlueSkyLA
    BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

    DePodesta wasn’t necessarily a great GM, so we’re even.

    • Blue387 4 years ago

      Didn’t he acquire Andre Ethier from Oakland?

      • BlueSkyLA
        BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

        No. DePodesta acquired Bradley. Colletti traded him for Ethier, end of 2005.

  5. Blue387 4 years ago

    I seriously hope Alderson does something to improve the bullpen. The team keeps blowing games in late innings and this is a consistent and persistent issue for the past few years. This is not acceptable.

  6. Alan Hull 4 years ago

    Why would a legitimate site like MLBTR link to a PLASCHKE article? Seriously..

  7. LongTimeFan1 4 years ago

    It’s very possible Alderson was just posturing yesterday about Pelfrey and keeping the current rotation largely intact….offseason strategy to increase player value especially Pelfrey who is non-tender candidate who would be hard to trade as result.

    As for the Royals, they say they want some established pitching. I’d trade Pelfrey in a deal that brings back CF Lorenzo Cain who’s a talent without an open outfield position.

  8. nictonjr 4 years ago

     I’m sure they learn their lesson from Gil Meche.  “Established” pitching isn’t the same as good pitching.  They may trade Cain, but it will be for a much better pitcher than Pelfrey…

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