In case you are not one of the Mets season-ticket holders who had the opportunity to hear Sandy Alderson’s explanation for why the Mets won’t be signing 19-year-old Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada, this is the pared-down reason:
Archive: February 9th, 2015
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Writing short, concise, accurate news pertaining directly to the Mets, that day’s Mets’ opponent, or significant news involving an NL East team (i.e., player injury or transaction). Writers are NOT expected to “scoop” news nor be the first to report news — this role is for re-hashing information from other sources, and the main goal is accuracy / ensuring the news is legitimate (no rumors). If you are interested in this role, please provide:
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Writing coherent previews prior to every Mets series. This will include researching upcoming opponents’ news, such as injury updates, player streaks, pitching matchups, etc. Additionally, you are welcome and encouraged to do Q&As with bloggers and/or beat writers for opposing teams. Please provide:
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Writing, at least once per week, statistic-based articles and analysis pertaining to the Mets. We would love to see a mix of explanatory pieces (i.e., “WAR and VORP explained”) for the neophyte and advanced articles that appeal to the SABR crowd. Please provide:
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