It's time to announce the Amazin' Avenue Offseason Plan Contest finalists for 2015-16. There were 41 official entries submitted this year, which is really great. If you haven't had a chance to browse the entries, you can find them all in FanPosts. They ranged from meticulous to silly, and as usual, reviewing them was a treat.
The poll below will decide the 2015-16 AAOP champion, as well as the two runners-up, all of whom will receive prizes. Those are listed back on the post announcing the beginning of this year's contest. As noted there, last year's winners were not eligible for prizes this time around.
Voting begins now and closes at 5:00 PM EST on Friday, November 27. Here, then, are the 2015-16 AAOP finalists! Click on the titles to read each of the finalists' AAOPs in full.
Welp… We came, we watched, we saw our team come oh so close to bringing home all the RINGZ. Other than finding comfort in the arms of a significant other, multiple cold brews certainly helped in getting down that bitter pill of defeat. Which is also my plan for the offseason. Keep them brews a flowing, but not just though my Marine liver (Semper BAC, Ya'll!). I took the time to take Jeffrey Von Silverspoon out for a one on one management year end recap lunch. Yeah, he thinks he's management.
You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of prudent ownership hung up on positive cashflow. You're moving into a land of both sabermetrics and eye-tests, of substance and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Mets offseason recap...
This is my first AAOP ever. If I understand the concept of this project correctly, I must pretend to be current New York Mets General Manager Richard Lynn "Sandy" Alderson, and go through what I would do this off-season to improve the New York Mets Baseball Club if I were him. Certainly a daunting topic that few have dared themselves to go through.
Hello, fellow Amazin’ Avenue commenters. It is I, The Nameless One. Which you knew already; after all, it says so right up at the top of the post, so who else could it possibly be? It is time for the Amazin’ Avenue Offseason Plan contest, which I am of course very familiar with, since I am an active member of the website, because I am The Nameless One. I am now going to tell you my plan for what the New York Mets should do this offseason. Before I do, though, I would like to reiterate one more time: I, the person writing this, am the individual you all know as The Nameless One, and nobody else. So, with that in mind, here are the moves that I believe the Mets should make this winter:
As a fan-base we've been living on the idea of tomorrow. "If we survive the lean years, we'll see a fruitful tomorrow", "We just need to be patient", "Let the kids grow and we'll get back there". That was the mantra. That was what we told ourselves to hold ourselves over. Then we won the division and made it all the way to the World Series. As it turns out, things can change fast. Now the question is: How do we get back, and this time win it? Now we're living for today.