“I’m staring at my board right now,” Alderson said. “In the outfield category, I’ve got seven guys on my board who are free agents — varying degrees of quality. In the trade category just as an example, I’ve got four, five — nine. Those are guys we talked about internally. They range from A+ to C+.”
Forget about the big-name free agents. Mets third baseman David Wright would rather see general manager Sandy Alderson spread the team’s money around.
Scott Boras would like to see the Mets shoot for the stars. The super agent, who represents some of the biggest free agents on the market this offseason, took a creative shot at the Amazin’s on Wednesday.
“We’ve got a couple more meetings,” Wilpon said. “And there might be hopefully something cooking later. Right now, it’s quiet.”
The 2010 All-Star had a brutal season for the Bronx Bombers in 2013. He went an abysmal 4-14 with a 5.19 ERA, surrendering 24 home runs in 145 2/3 innings.
Sandy Alderson has declared that the Mets will not be paying out any $100 million contracts this offseason.
Sandy Alderson stepped into the hotel lobby at the general managers’ meetings and was ready with a quick quip: “I was upstairs stacking our money. Don’t get excited. They were all fives.”
According to the New York Daily News, the Amazin’s and the Brewers have discussed a trade that would send the first baseman to Milwaukee. But the talks never got too serious, and a deal isn’t expected to happen.
A return to the Mets isn’t completely off the table. General manager Sandy Alderson said on WFAN radio in September that re-signing the one-time ace would be a “possibility.”
Wilpon alluded to sweeping changes this week. But if he thinks Poppa Fred is ever going to spring for a wholesale roster rebuild, he’d better shake himself back into reality.
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.”
Jeff Wilpon hinted that the Mets will open their wallet this winter.
Last week, Sandy Alderson told WFAN host Mike Francesa that re-signing the 34-year-old is a “possibility.” And Santana’s agent said on Tuesday that his client hasn’t ruled out re-signing with the Mets.
The Mets organization believe that Harvey will come back as good or better than before after next season.
For what feels like a lifetime, Mets fans have been hearing that THIS is the offseason. THIS is when it will all change. 2014 will be the year that the Mets FINALLY field a team that can contend. You’re up, Mr. Alderson.