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July 16, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Oakland Athletics general manager Sandy Alderson said there's a 50-50 chance he'll trade American League home run leader Mark McGwire. McGwire, who has been with the A's since he was named Rookie of the Year in 1987, becomes a free agent after the season, and his salary demands might be too much for Oakland. Alderson said he's discussed trading McGwire to the St. Louis Cardinals, Florida Marlins and Anaheim Angels, all playoff contenders. Meanwhile, Alderson said it's become a distraction for a team that already has the worst record in the American League.
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October 19, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The Oakland Coliseum, home of the Oakland Athletics, is in an area seemingly unaffected by Tuesday's earthquake. The roadway around the stadium was solid in both directions, and a cruise around the parking lot showed no damage to the pavement. Inside the 48,219-seat ballpark, groundskeepers mowed the outfield and groomed the base paths at the same time workers at Interstate 880 continued to look for possible survivors and bodies of those who had died in the collapse of the two-tiered road.
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March 15, 2014
Dan Warthen and the Mets have apologized after the team's pitching coach used a racial slur in describing the translator for New York pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka. Warthen approached translator Jeff Cutler, a Japanese-American, on Monday and apologized for jokingly calling him a "Chinaman" the previous day, The Wall Street Journal reported. Warthen's conversation with Cutler occurred in front of Journal reporter Stu Woo, who is Chinese-American. The Mets released apologies from Warthen and general manager Sandy Alderson shortly after the Journal posted its story Wednesday.
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January 25, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Jose Canseco has been traded back to the Oakland Athletics, where he will be reunited with Mark McGwire. Canseco said last night from his home in Weston, Fla., the deal is contingent on passing a physical, which he claims will be a formality. Canseco said he will be visited Monday by A's vice president Sandy Alderson. In addition to unloading all but $500,000 of the $4.5 million salary of their oft-injured designated hitter, the Red Sox will receive A's righthander John Wasdin.
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February 10, 2012
Even New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson can't resist pointing out the team's financial woes. The team tweeted Thursday afternoon that Alderson had started a Twitter account, @MetsGM. Alderson's first tweet: "Getting ready for Spring Training-Driving to FL but haven't left yet. Big fundraiser tonight for gas money. Also exploring PAC contribution. " Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said Alderson was playfully responding to a New York paper pointing out the GM was driving to Port St. Lucie, Fla., but Horwitz said Alderson drives because he takes his dog. Coming off their third straight losing record, the Mets have cut payroll by about $25 million since the start of 2011, and face a trial next month seeking to recover $386 million for victims of Bernard Madoff , because of claims the team's owners were net winners from their investment in the crooked financier's Ponzi scheme.
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February 17, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Jose Canseco bragged about not having to work out as hard as other players on the Oakland Athletics because he had a "helper," his former manager, Tony La Russa, said in an interview with "60 Minutes Wednesday. " La Russa managed Canseco and the Athletics to consecutive American League pennants from 1988 to '90, winning the World Series in 1989. La Russa's interview was broadcast last night on CBS, 3 days after the network aired an interview with Canseco, who has admitted using performance-enhancing drugs and accused several former teammates of the same.
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January 18, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Dave Stewart and the Oakland Athletics agreed yesterday to a $7 million, two-year contract extension that will give him the highest average annual income in baseball history. Stewart, the most valuable player of the Athletics' four-game sweep of San Francisco in the World Series, will get a $2 million signing bonus and salaries of $2.5 million in 1991 and '92. He will make $850,000 during 1990 in the final season of a three-year deal for a guaranteed $2.3 million. The average annual value of $3.5 million tops the $3.25 million that Mark Davis will make in the $13 million, four-year contract he signed with San Diego on Dec. 11. "We are, of course, extremely pleased that Dave will be with the Athletics for three more years," said Sandy Alderson, Oakland's vice president for baseball operations.
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June 28, 1990 | Daily News Wire Services
Fortunately for the Oakland Athletics, there's no salary cap in major league baseball. Salaries, escalating each time a superstar negotiates a new deal, reached new heights yesterday when Jose Canseco became baseball's highest-paid player. The A's slugger agreed to a five-year deal worth $23.5 million, moving him ahead of the Yankees' Don Mattingly, who in April signed a five-year, $19.6 million deal. Not even Canseco, who becomes the fourth Oakland player to earn at least $3 million a year, believes he's worth the money.
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January 28, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
The Bash Brothers are together again. Jose Canseco returned to the Oakland Athletics in a trade from Boston yesterday and will be reunited with Mark McGwire, with whom he formed one of the most explosive combos in baseball in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Last season, Canseco batted .289 with 28 homers and 82 RBI. Canseco, who left Oakland in a 1992 trade with Texas, was sent back to the A's for righthander John Wasdin, who was 8-7 with a 5.96 ERA last season in 25 games, 21 of them starts.
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February 17, 2005 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Mike Greenwell, the former Boston Red Sox outfielder, said Jose Canseco's admission that he took steroids raises questions about the legitimacy of Canseco's American League MVP award in 1988. "Where's my MVP?" Greenwell said in an interview with the Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. Canseco's "an admitted steroid user," he said. "I was clean. If they're going to start putting asterisks by things, let's put one by the MVP. " Canseco hit .307 with 42 home runs, 124 RBIs and 40 stolen bases for the Oakland Athletics in 1988 and was unanimously voted the league's MVP. Greenwell, who hit .325 with 22 home runs, 119 RBIs and 16 stolen bases that season, finished second in the balloting.
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February 13, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
Fourth in a series of NL East previews) Taking a look at the New York Mets: Manager: Terry Collins Last 5 years: 2014: 79-83, second place (tied); 2013: 74-88, third place; 2012: 74-88, fourth place; 2011: 77-85, fourth place; 2010: 79-83, fourth place Additions: OF Michael Cuddyer, OF John Mayberry Jr. Losses: RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka, OF Bobby Abreu What to expect: The Mets haven't been to the playoffs since their 2006 NLCS loss to the Cardinals and have posted six consecutive losing seasons.
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September 24, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
TOO OFTEN we in the public sphere advocate firing as a punitive final measure instead of a necessary first step preceding the decisions that truly matter. On days like yesterday, when the Atlanta Braves fired general manager Frank Wren after seven seasons at the helm, our initial reaction is to compare his track record to that of the embattled general manager of our local squad. We look at the nearly identical winning percentages of the teams they constructed: .536 for Wren, .540 for Ruben Amaro Jr. We look at their recent history, at the 13-win edge Wren's squad held over Amaro's in 2012, and the 23-win edge in 2013, and the five-win edge the Braves carried into yesterday.
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March 15, 2014
Dan Warthen and the Mets have apologized after the team's pitching coach used a racial slur in describing the translator for New York pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka. Warthen approached translator Jeff Cutler, a Japanese-American, on Monday and apologized for jokingly calling him a "Chinaman" the previous day, The Wall Street Journal reported. Warthen's conversation with Cutler occurred in front of Journal reporter Stu Woo, who is Chinese-American. The Mets released apologies from Warthen and general manager Sandy Alderson shortly after the Journal posted its story Wednesday.
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October 11, 2013 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
ONE OF THE more intriguing story lines of the upcoming offseason will be the machinations of that little ol' ballclub on Roosevelt Boulevard in Queens. Sandy Alderson has spent the last 3 years covering himself in sprocket grease and sawdust, clearcutting the Mets' roster to engender new growth. Now he has plenty of money to spend, and a boss who sounds a bit antsy to return to the days when the franchise was a significant part of the national conversation. "I want to get out of the hope business," Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said recently, according to the New York Post.
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July 23, 2013 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Let's say you are the general manager of a major league baseball team whose ownership group has delivered you a promise: Win a World Series within the next five seasons, and we'll sign you to a lifetime contract. It doesn't matter if you win the thing in Year 1 or Year 5; as long as you get them a ring, they'll give you a job for life. Question: Would you rather begin your quest as general manager of the Phillies, or as general manager of the Mets? For our purposes, your answer is irrelevant.
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June 11, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
TERRY COLLINS and Sandy Alderson have seen enough. One day after watching the New York Mets lose to Miami in 20 innings, they saw them fall in 10 to the worst team in the major leagues. So after yesterday's 8-4 home defeat, the Mets demoted first baseman Ike Davis to Triple A Las Vegas. And outfielder Mike Baxter. And reliever Rob Carson. "I do believe there's an honor to play here, there's a privilege to play here. It's not just, put the uniform on and be here," Collins said.
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February 10, 2012
Even New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson can't resist pointing out the team's financial woes. The team tweeted Thursday afternoon that Alderson had started a Twitter account, @MetsGM. Alderson's first tweet: "Getting ready for Spring Training-Driving to FL but haven't left yet. Big fundraiser tonight for gas money. Also exploring PAC contribution. " Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said Alderson was playfully responding to a New York paper pointing out the GM was driving to Port St. Lucie, Fla., but Horwitz said Alderson drives because he takes his dog. Coming off their third straight losing record, the Mets have cut payroll by about $25 million since the start of 2011, and face a trial next month seeking to recover $386 million for victims of Bernard Madoff , because of claims the team's owners were net winners from their investment in the crooked financier's Ponzi scheme.
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August 3, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
IT'S ANOTHER DAY, another doctor visit for New York Mets lefthander Johan Santana, who will not make his next rehab start, scheduled for tomorrow, according to ESPN.com. Instead, he will visit a doctor in New York to examine "lingering" discomfort in his left shoulder, according to Mets general manager Sandy Alderson. "We want to make sure that that's checked out before we go any further with the rehab," Alderson said. "I think it's prudent to have it checked out. " Santana, who underwent surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder last September, first reported the lingering soreness on Monday.
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February 17, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Jose Canseco bragged about not having to work out as hard as other players on the Oakland Athletics because he had a "helper," his former manager, Tony La Russa, said in an interview with "60 Minutes Wednesday. " La Russa managed Canseco and the Athletics to consecutive American League pennants from 1988 to '90, winning the World Series in 1989. La Russa's interview was broadcast last night on CBS, 3 days after the network aired an interview with Canseco, who has admitted using performance-enhancing drugs and accused several former teammates of the same.
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February 17, 2005 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Mike Greenwell, the former Boston Red Sox outfielder, said Jose Canseco's admission that he took steroids raises questions about the legitimacy of Canseco's American League MVP award in 1988. "Where's my MVP?" Greenwell said in an interview with the Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. Canseco's "an admitted steroid user," he said. "I was clean. If they're going to start putting asterisks by things, let's put one by the MVP. " Canseco hit .307 with 42 home runs, 124 RBIs and 40 stolen bases for the Oakland Athletics in 1988 and was unanimously voted the league's MVP. Greenwell, who hit .325 with 22 home runs, 119 RBIs and 16 stolen bases that season, finished second in the balloting.
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