Showing posts with label JP Ricciardi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label JP Ricciardi. Show all posts

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Video: Mets GM Sandy Alderson and his staff talk about Mets plans for 2012

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Alderson has revamped the Scouting System

NY Daily News Writer Andy Martino gives us some insight into how Sandy Alderson has revamped the Scouting system:

In contrast to Omar Minaya's method of assigning pro scouts to a large number of major league teams (special assistant Bryan Lambe, for example, covered the entire National League last year), Alderson's Mets will charge each pro scout with covering just three organizations, but far more comprehensively than before - from the low minor leagues to the major league club. J.P. Ricciardi will oversee their work.

"I don't think there is a right way or a wrong way to do it, but this gives you a little more continuity," Ricciardi said. "Getting guys on a system, from A-ball to Double-A to Triple-A, gives you a better understanding of what the organization is doing."

Read more: NY Daily News

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mets Looking to Acquire Another Ex-Brewer?

“We’re looking for starting pitching, we’re looking for left-handed relief and fourth and fifth outfielder possibilities - I’d say in that order of priority” – New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson in an interview with ESPN’s Adam Rubin.
Mets fans already know about the need to acquire another arm to compete in the starting rotation, especially with our ace Johan Santana gone until at least the All-Star break.
After signing Chris Capuano last week, Alderson has stated this will not hinder the team from acquiring another reliable arm and word around the MLB rumor mill is the Mets have their eyes set on former Blue Jay and Brewer Dave Bush.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Video: Billy Beane on Team Alderson

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

In Sandy We Trust?

Now that the dust has settled on the hiring of Sandy Alderson, it's time to think about what we hope he will do for our Metropolitans. I have been a Mets fan for over twenty years and I can not stand what an embarrassment the franchise has turned into of late. We need a leader who can make us proud to be Mets fans again, and who can restore the good name of the Mets organization around baseball. I don't want to talk specifics yet, but this feeling of a fresh start from Alderson's hiring has me thinking of all the reasons why I love the Mets, and what kind of organization I hope they become during his tenure. From what I have read, Alderson seems like the perfect candidate to lead the Mets going forward. Above all else this is an intelligent man. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1969 (a memorable year for the Mets), and is a Harvard trained lawyer. He is also a proud man having served in the United States Marine Corps. One thing I have admired about him thus far is that he does not seem too proud. Unlike former GM Omar Minaya, whose loyalty to goons such as Tony Bernazard reeked of nepotism, Alderson seems committed to surrounding himself with capable and talented assistants. He has hired former Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi and former Dodgers GM Paul DePodesta to work in his front office. I hope that Alderson can begin to reforge the Mets image to reflect my image of him, intelligent and proud, but not too proud. True, the Mets are more financially solvent than the Oakland A's, the team which all three of these aforementioned men are famous for making successful on a tight budget. The success of Alderson as Mets GM, however, will not be determined by how well they match up to the A's. Rather, the Mets measuring stick for success will be their cross town rivals the Yankees. It seems like the Mets identity over the past ten years has been "the team who tries to do what the Yankees

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Mets are playing it safe by NOT selecting Backman

According to John Harper of NY Daily News, Collins, Melvin and Hurdle are leading contenders because they are considered a "safe" choice due to their previous big-league managerial experience.

"He's not completely out of it," one source said. "But something would have to change in the way the Mets are thinking."

Friday, November 05, 2010

Audio: More JP Ricciardi on WEEI

More Audio from Boston's WEEI ( The sister station of WFAN),  "The Big Show". Enjoy!

Listen to this at WEEI

Audio: JP Richardi on WFAN with Mike Francesa

Mike Francesa talked with newly hired special assistant to Sandy Alderson, JP Richardi.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Mets hire Ricciardi to assist Alderson

The Mets added another member to the front office, with former Toronto GM J.P. Ricciardi named Special Assistant to GM Sandy Alderson, the team announced today.

Ricciardi, 51, worked with Alderson in Oakland.

“J.P. brings a wealth of knowledge and a breadth of experience to the organization,” Alderson said in a statement. “I worked with him for over a decade in Oakland and I know first hand he’s a superb talent evaluator. He’ll be a tremendous resource in a variety of areas.”

Ricciardi, who worked for ESPN this season, will assist Alderson in all aspects of the baseball department.

“I couldn’t be more excited about being reunited with Sandy,” Ricciardi said. “We enjoyed tremendous success together in Oakland and it’s my goal to help duplicate that here with the Mets. As a former Met farm hand, it’s a double homecoming for me.”

Source: NYP (Dan Martin)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Rumor mill: Could DePodesta and Ricciardi combo be next?

Alderson will work to bring in a few loyalists from his past to help implement his philosophy. He said he has to straighten out the front office a little.

According to several sources, he already has reached out to Paul DePodesta, whom he hired in San Diego, to help strengthen the Mets’ statistical department and J.P. Ricciardi, whom he worked with in Oakland, to assist on player personnel. 

DePodesta, the former Dodgers GM, has to decide if he wants to leave the Padres for whom he is executive VP. A few executives briefed on the subject said they think DePodesta will join the Mets. Ricciardi, the former Blue Jays GM, is an analyst for ESPN who is weighing several options.
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