The Mets, who have been one of the weakest-hitting teams in the sport during that time, have messed with the outfield set-up twice before.
General manager Sandy Alderson, though, defended Wright’s performance in a down year: “David did what captains do. He persevered, he gutted it out.”
“It’s gonna be prohibitive, but improving a team isn’t always a function of just dollars spent,” general manager Sandy Alderson said.
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.
“We’ve got to assess what we have before we start going out and canvasing the free-agent market,” the GM said. “Free agents aren’t always the solution.”
This lineup has got to go, at all costs. Guys like Castro and Stanton have got to be looking like attractive targets right now, regardless of money or the talent outlay to get them.
Mets brass has gone halfway with Collins, and that beats the heck out of the alternative. But they’ll do him an even greater service by actually spending some money this offseason.
You can’t stop Matt Harvey. You can only hope to contain him. And so far, the Mets have had a hard time reining in the ultra-competitive pitcher.
General manager Sandy Alderson said Harvey and the team will talk “over the next week or so” about cutting back on his work, possibly limiting him to bullpen sessions.
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.
Mets fans were forewarned: don’t expect much, if anything, on July 31. And that’s exactly what was — or wasn’t — there, but probably for the right reasons, and likely with the right intentions.
In the end, the Mets would have had to pay too much to get needed upgrades. So went the rationale of general manager Sandy Alderson after the non-waiver trade deadline came and went without the Mets doing anything to improve their roster.
Trading Bartolo Colon and Daniel Murphy would be a mistake. One is an effective innings eater and the other is a professional hitter. Keep them both.
As far as what teams are looking for from the Mets when it comes to trade talk, I think we can all spell this together: an eight-letter word that begins with “P.”
Monday’s starter, Bartolo Colon, might be the most attractive trade bait. But Sandy Alderson suggested the veteran may be an even more valuable asset in the offseason.