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Cialis overnight delivery Alderson is playing his hand in the Jose Reyes sweepstakes like a top poker player. Cialis overnight delivery In years past, cialis overnight delivery the Mets were always duped into not just setting the market price on free agents but bidding against themselves. Cialis overnight delivery His answer to the question on whether he thought of Reyes as a franchise player was 100 % spot on:

Cialis overnight delivery Do I consider him a franchise player? Yes. Cialis overnight delivery But a franchise player is only valuable as such if he is contributing to a winning franchise as opposed to simply acting as eye wash for a team that is not very good.

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Cialis overnight delivery {Steve Keane (The Eddie Kranepool Society): Your first year as a Mets general manager, cialis overnight delivery how would you assess your progress that you and your staff have made in the first year with the Mets? What has been the most challenging situation or thing that’s happened with you as the GM of the Mets, cialis overnight delivery and what’s been the biggest surprise on the positive side and on the negative side?

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Cialis overnight delivery Player-development-wise, cialis overnight delivery we’ve made significant progress, cialis overnight delivery I think our approach to the draft last year was a departure from previous years, cialis overnight delivery and I think at least early returns are that it was a positive change. Cialis overnight delivery If you look at our top prospects, cialis overnight delivery we were able to add to that list not only from not only the further development of existing players, cialis overnight delivery but also from the draft as well as the trade, cialis overnight delivery most prominently the trade for Zack Wheeler. Cialis overnight delivery I think player-development-wise, cialis overnight delivery the continued development of Matt Harvey and some others, cialis overnight delivery and remember at this time last year, cialis overnight delivery Matt Harvey had never thrown a professional pitch. Cialis overnight delivery I think some very positive things are happening at the player development and scouting level.

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Cialis overnight delivery At the major league level, cialis overnight delivery I’m very pleased with Terry Collins last year and I think our major league staff will be even stronger this year than it was. Cialis overnight delivery Dave Hudgens did a great job in refocusing our offensive philosophy. Cialis overnight delivery I think we’ve made a lot of progress philosophically at least in how we are approaching the game, cialis overnight delivery not just in respect to hitting, cialis overnight delivery but a more aggressive approach, cialis overnight delivery a more accountable approach that Terry has demanded.

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Cialis overnight delivery If you tie those three things together, cialis overnight delivery what I’d hoped to achieve in the first year primarily was to change the perception of the organization. Cialis overnight delivery Despite the fact that we didn’t finish over .500, cialis overnight delivery I think overall, cialis overnight delivery the way the team played, cialis overnight delivery some of the other things that happened over the course of the year, cialis overnight delivery did help to change the perception of the organization and its direction and its chances of success in the future.

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Cialis overnight delivery My biggest disappointment going back to last year was just the way we finished the season. Cialis overnight delivery We finished poorly, cialis overnight delivery we started poorly. Cialis overnight delivery Part of that was attributable to injury, cialis overnight delivery but some of it was a result of weakening the team later for long-term benefit. Cialis overnight delivery I think for example, cialis overnight delivery if we’d kept Frankie Rodriguez, cialis overnight delivery we would have finished well over .500. Cialis overnight delivery I think that the lack of a closer cost us a number of games.

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Cialis overnight delivery But, cialis overnight delivery the overall perception did change. Cialis overnight delivery I think that there is some greater confidence in the future for the Mets and that was an important thing to accomplish. Cialis overnight delivery I think the way we finished detracted from that somewhat, cialis overnight delivery I think we were able to move people’s thinking in that direction.}

Cialis overnight delivery I’d like to thank Danielle Parillo and Shannon Forde for putting this and all the Mets bloggers event together and of course a big thank you to Sandy Alderson for his time and insight    

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