Mets COO Jeff Wilpon made some bold comments about the future of his club on Tuesday. When addressing those comments, general manager Sandy Alderson admitted that his boss’ remarks were “off the cuff.”
It sounds like plenty of Mets will be on the hot-stove hot seat.
Jeff Wilpon hinted that the Mets will open their wallet this winter.
For what feels like a lifetime, Mets fans have been hearing that THIS is the offseason. THIS is when it will all change. 2014 will be the year that the Mets FINALLY field a team that can contend. You’re up, Mr. Alderson.
“I think now we’re entering a new phase where the short-term becomes somewhat more important than the long-term,” Alderson said. “And that’s how we’re going to go at it.”
When the Mets make official Collins’ two-year extension today, they will have done the last right thing in a lost season that saw too many decisions and twists of fate go the wrong way.
The Mets honored former slugger Mike Piazza on Sunday during a 30-minute ceremony at Citi Field before their season finale against Milwaukee.
David Wright returned to the Mets’ lineup on Saturday, though he couldn’t help the Mets prevent an extra inning loss to the Brewers.
New York Mets manager Terry Collins is nearing the completion of a two-year extension with a team option for 2016.
Norichika Aoki hit a leadoff homer, Khris Davis connected three batters later and Yovani Gallardo pitched the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Johnny Hellweg had beaned Mets All-Star David Wright, hit another batter and walked four in the first four innings. Still, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke thought taking him out before the fifth inning was an unusual move.
David Wright homered in his return to the Mets lineup, Daniel Murphy had three hits and Daisuke Matsuzaka earned his second straight victory in New York’s 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 Friday night.
The team also announced that infielder Wilfredo Tovar was recalled from Double-A Binghamton.
Mets manager Terry Collins said Thursday the third baseman went through back-to-back workouts the past two days “with pretty good intensity.”
The seven-time All-Star ran the bases last week and took live batting practice for the first time this past Saturday. He has a chance to play against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park this weekend.