The Mets would have received shortstop Ian Desmond, the Nats would have received Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar and the Rays would have received Mets prospects.
The Mets are right back where they started. Wilmer Flores appears to be the team’s starting shortstop heading into spring training.
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.
The Mets have the pitching, from top to bottom, and they need as much offense as they can get. They need to keep Murphy.
Although Terry Collins has yet to post a winning record in any of his years at the helm, he can move into fourth place on the club’s all-time wins list.
Wilmer Flores homered twice and drove in six runs for the second time this year, Ruben Tejada capped a four-run fourth inning with a two-run double, and the New York Mets routed the Miami Marlins 9-1.
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.
Curtis Granderson hit a tying triple off former-Met LaTroy Hawkins and scored two pitches later on Wilmer Flores’ sacrifice fly, giving New York a 3-2 win Monday night.
The New York Mets won back-to-back road series on the same trip for the first time this season, taking two of three from both the Marlins and Reds.
“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.”
“We’ll play to tie another time,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “We’ve got to win this game. We’re short pitching, we’re short on the bench. We don’t have a lot of moves if we go extra innings.”