Popular sports betting website Bovada has set the Mets’ line at 73.5 wins in 2014. General manager Sandy Alderson is taking the over. Way, way over.
The Mets have had to do more with less since Sandy Alderson took over as general manager in October 2010. And now COO Jeff Wilpon is ready to see results.
“I think we’re still building,” Wilpon said. “I mean, we’d like to win next season, of course. I know everybody feels it’s slow in coming, but these things sometimes take a little bit of time.”
“We certainly have a high regard for Robinson Cano as a player,” he said. “It was my sense the presentation was a little bit overdone.”
Shawn “Jay Z” Carter reportedly held a “secret meeting” with the Mets on Monday to discuss the blueprint for free agent Robinson Cano, according to the New York Post.
“We’ve got a couple more meetings,” Wilpon said. “And there might be hopefully something cooking later. Right now, it’s quiet.”
The Milwaukee Brewers didn’t extend a qualifying offer this week to Hart, who missed the entire 2013 season following surgery on both knees.
The Mets have eight players from last year’s squad who can sign elsewhere via free agency. Should Alderson let them all walk? Should any return for 2014? Let’s take a quick look at each guy.
Wilpon alluded to sweeping changes this week. But if he thinks Poppa Fred is ever going to spring for a wholesale roster rebuild, he’d better shake himself back into reality.
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.
Mets fireballer Matt Harvey plans to visit Dr. James Andrews before deciding whether he will have reconstructive surgery on his ailing right elbow.
“We haven’t set a payroll for next year, but I can tell you we’re ready to invest with those big contracts coming off the books,” Mets COO Jeff Wilpon told Mike Francesa. “We have the money to invest. We’re going to invest it prudently.”
“There’s a plan,” Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said. “You can’t change the plan every year. OK? Sandy, it’s taken him two or three years to get the plan into effect, and we have to wait and see it out.”