“To be in the big leagues has been my dream ever since I was a little kid … I use it as a little extra motivation, because I don’t want to hear that phone call again.”
On Wednesday, while addressing season-ticket holders at Citi Field, general manager Sandy Alderson went so far as to admit that he never really considered dealing the right-hander.
Heck, the Mets aren’t even the second-best team in their division. The Marlins, amazingly, have surpassed them following a highly productive winter.
For a franchise in the wrong so many times over the last eight years, the Mets have picked the proper path in this one. Give them some credit.
The Mets would have received shortstop Ian Desmond, the Nats would have received Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar and the Rays would have received Mets prospects.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson isn’t the only one interested in landing the four-time All-Star.
Though the discussions have been ongoing, the sides aren’t close to completing a deal, according to CBS’ Jon Heyman.
The Mets need an upgrade at shortstop. The Cubs have shortstops in spades. What they don’t have is pitching. So what’s the problem?
New York wrapped up its sixth straight losing season Sunday since moving into Citi Field, and one more would match the longest streak of futility in franchise history. But with a promising pitching staff, the Mets are talking big about 2015.
The general manager dishes on Wilmer Flores’ potential, why Noah Syndergaard wasn’t called up, what to do with Dilson Herrera when Daniel Murphy returns and much, much more.
New York’s top prospect (and 11th overall, according to MLB.com), will not be called up this month, manager Terry Collins told reporters on Sunday.
The Yanks still have hope, and thus they’re rushing a pitcher back from the DL. The Mets, as usual, think about next year with a prize prospect. It’s like night and day.
Maybe it was a good thing Sandy Alderson didn’t pull the trigger on anything last Thursday. He might have been enticed to give up a young pitcher or two.
Use of the six-man rotation across Major League Baseball is a matter of when, not if. Decades ago, the Mets changed baseball. Next year, they’ll be in a position to do it again.
According to Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan, the Mets are willing to send Noah Syndergaard — the 13th best prospect in all of baseball, according to MLB.com — in a deal for Tulowitzki.