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.
“I know how it goes. I know it’s the business. So I’d rather not get traded and stay here because I know what’s about to happen here.”
One day after unveiling the new dimensions in the outfield at Citi Field, the Mets rolled out their new hitting instructor, Kevin Long, to talk turkey a week before Thanksgiving.
Mired in a streak of six straight losing seasons and hoping to boost offense, the New York Mets are moving in their fences at Citi Field for the second time.
Matt Harvey may be coming off a long layoff following a very serious injury, but the Mets have no plans to shut him down early in 2015.
The Mets have the pitching, from top to bottom, and they need as much offense as they can get. They need to keep Murphy.
Terry Collins thinks next season is going to be Amazin’. And after years of futility, that has to be music to Mets fans’ ears.
Keeping with the tradition of supermarket analogies, Alderson said, “Boras has been shopping near the meat section. That’s where he gets his bulls–t.”
It’s time to ease up on Sandy Alderson. Not forever, mind you. But for the next 15 minutes or so of this offseason, the Mets GM gets a respite from criticism.