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Monday, December 08, 2014

Alderson: Payroll likely won’t rise further - Mets Blog - ESPN New York

You have to love some of this stuff.

“We expect to have conversations about pitching while we’re here,” Alderson said, referring to the winter meetings, which run through Thursday morning. “I’m not sure we’ll do anything while we’re here, but I expect to have conversations and get a better idea if it’s possible.”

As for trading Colon, Alderson added: “We like Bartolo. We like him for the money he’s signed this season. Frankly, we’re not looking to trade him.”

Jim Furtado Posted: December 08, 2014 at 05:39 PM | 28 comment(s)
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Monday, September 22, 2014

MLB creates pace of game committee

Next they’ll need a committee to examine the pace of committees designed to study the pace of the game.

Baseball games are too slow and take too long. They’re still enjoyable and we’re all going to watch them, but they could be sped up and improved. The fact that even Major League Baseball commissioner (for now) Bud Selig has recognized this is the greatest proof that we know. Selig, in what will likely be one of his last major acts as commissioner, has set up a committee to figure out ways to speed up MLB games as soon as 2015.

Some of the regular long-term players you expect are included in the committee, such as the Mets’ Sandy Alderson, Braves’ president John Schuerholz and MLB’s chief operating officer and the next commissioner, Rob Manfred. Tony Clark is there to represent the Player’s Union as well, while Tom Werner—who failed in his bid to leave the Red Sox to become commissioner—is also around, along with Joe Torre. It’s kind of a who’s who of those will still be in power after Selig officially abdicates the throne, which makes sense given they’re the ones who need to deal with the consequences of their actions.


 

 

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