Marc Carig of NY Newsday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson Claimed The State of the New York Mets is "Incomplete" at this point of the off-season...
Alderson said the Mets are pursuing "a number of things.'' He added, "To say that we've been patient is probably an understatement. But that's what we've been.''
That patience could translate into bargains for the Mets, who have cast a wide net in their search for a back-end starting pitcher.
But waiting out the market comes with some risk, namely that they ultimately come away without any upgrades.
Alderson said he is "uneasy'' about the state of the bullpen and that the outfield could use "an upgrade at virtually every one of those positions.''
Alderson said Former Giants Closer Brian Wilson has "a ways to go'' to bounce back from Tommy John surgery. Considering where he is with rehab, Alderson said he liked what he saw from the righthander.
Alderson said he attended another private workout by a pitcher earlier this week, though he did not reveal his name. Said Alderson: "We keep looking.''
Scott Hairston has been linked to the Mets throughout the offseason. The righthanded-hitting outfielder would provide balance to a lefty-heavy outfield, but he is seeking a two-year deal.
Alderson said a reunion might be complicated by another factor. Hairston, who has primarily been used against lefthanded pitchers, has expressed his desire for an expanded role.
But Alderson said the Mets still could make other moves that might prevent them from offering that playing time. Could he be hinting at a Justin Upton Trade??? Nahh!!