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 are right back where they started. Wilmer Flores appears to be the team’s starting shortstop heading into spring training.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson isn’t the only one interested in landing the four-time All-Star.
“Cuddyer is a great signing. But believe me, when David gets healthy, that’s the difference.”
Try as they may, try as they might, Met fans can’t seem to convince their team to be gung-ho on Jung-Ho.
Kang or Tulowitzki. Either gambit will cost them money. Lots of it. They owe it to their constituency to at least try.
On Monday, general manager Sandy Alderson admitted that the club is “still undecided” about whether it will post a bid for Kang. On Tuesday, Alderson said that a bid is “unlikely.”
While the baseball landscape changed dramatically at this week’s winter meetings, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson made only a pair of small moves.
If the Mets don’t make one more significant move in the coming months, this offseason will go down as a complete failure. This team can’t go into Opening Day as is. No way.
After four years of failure, Terry Collins says the time is now to produce. If it doesn’t happen right away, if the Mets break slowly out of the gate, he knows he’ll be gone just as fast.
Of New York’s veteran starting pitchers — including Bartolo Colon and Jon Niese — Gee appears to have the least value.
The Mets would consider placing ace Matt Harvey on the disabled list this summer if it helps extend his season into October — should New York make the playoffs.
Heyman reports that Kang is regarded as the top shortstop in Korea. He was remarkable at the plate in 2014 for the Nexen Heroes, posting a .364/.457/.733 slash line and belting 39 homers in just 116 games.
Both teams have much to do. If they have a successful Winter Meetings, or at least lay the groundwork for some post-meetings deals, then perhaps they can talk about the postseason in a serious manner.