Sandy Alderson is a funny guy. That much we know. But maybe the Mets general manager chose the wrong targets on Wednesday.
“Hey, Terry. Here’s your lineup for tomorrow,” the Mets GM said in front of reporters. Finishing the bit, Collins put the prop in a pocket and joked, “I was waiting for that all day.”
Who’s managing things around here? Some believe the lineup used by the Mets on opening day came from GM Sandy Alderson, not skipper Terry Collins, though it could have had his blessing.
Despite an impressive win on Opening Day, this provides yet another example of how those ‘Not So Amazins’ just can’t seem to get it right…
The new deal adds salaries of $2.5 million in 2016, $4.5 million in 2017, $6.5 million in 2018 and $9 million in 2019. The Mets have a $9.5 million option for 2020 with a $500,000 buyout.
Lagares, 26, is one of the best defensive center fielders in baseball. He’s expected to lead off for New York in 2015.
“I am satisfied that the New York Mets have a very strong desire to be successful on the field, and that they’re making decisions directed at being successful on the field.”
Montero continued to bolster his case on Monday, allowing two hits in six scoreless innings against the Marlins. He struck out six and didn’t issue a walk.
“The question now is whether we’re going to carry three, and we like Gilmartin enough to strongly consider that,” general manager Sandy Alderson said.
The New York Post reports that Duda’s agent has been negotiating with the Mets in camp. But if a deal is not finalized by opening day next week, the talks will be put on hold until after the season.
The big names for the New York Mets this season: Matt Harvey, David Wright, Tommy John.
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson defended the team’s handling of pitcher Zack Wheeler, who is expected to miss the 2015 season because of a torn elbow ligament.
Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn elbow ligament, a blow to a team hoping to compete for the playoffs following Matt Harvey’s return from Tommy John surgery.
Sometimes, the moves a GM chooses not to make turn into his most important during the season. Then again, it could also cause the whole season to blow up in his face.