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.”
Mets COO Jeff Wilpon had a gift for Mariano Rivera in one hand Tuesday and a white flag in the other.
Wright isn’t just “Captain America” or Mr. Met or the fourth captain in franchise history. He has a chance to go down as the greatest player in franchise history.
As the newly appointed team leader, David Wright has already made his first decision: He won’t wear the captain’s ‘C’ on his Mets jersey.
“This is probably one of the proudest days of my career so far,” Wright said. “(I’m) honored and very proud to be on the short list of guys that have been captain of this franchise. For me it’s a dream come true, to say the least.”
The superstar third baseman will likely be named the fourth captain in franchise history before the season begins on April 1, according to a report.
Piazza was honored on the final day that Shea Stadium stood in 2008, but since then he hasn’t had much of an association with the franchise. His relationship has, in fact, “cooled some over time,” according to a report.
Earlier this month, Fred Wilpon was bullish on the state of the team’s finances, and said payroll should be able to climb to pre-Madoff heights.
David Wright has some unfinished business in New York, and he still has faith he can win with the Mets.
“I want to treat them like they’re good major league players, which they are, and not make it sound like we have guys in that room who don’t belong,” Collins said. “Because that’s not true.”