Showing posts with label 2012 Baseball Winter Meetings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2012 Baseball Winter Meetings. Show all posts

Friday, December 09, 2011

Sandy Alderson happy with the moves so far, might make more trades?

Alderson ready to make move moves?
Andy McCullough of talked to Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson. He talked to him about the moves the Mets have made so far and what Mets fans can expect the rest of the winter.

Alderson thinks the Mets have improved on their bullpen and defense , especially in center-field.

“We’re pleased with where we are right now,” Alderson said
The Mets garnered few headlines this week. The Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Angels stole the show, tossing around nine-figure contracts without fear.

Instead the Mets operated in search of lower-profile signings to trim payroll while remaining competitive. They haggled with other clubs in trade discussions. They spent about $10 million. With $5 million allocated for Mike Pelfrey in arbitration, that leaves Alderson another $5 million to build a bench.

With regards to losing Jose Reyes to the Marlins Alderson said,  "Of course, the departure of Reyes still pains much of the fan-base,. but time heals”, he hopes the maneuvers executed here aid that process.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Alderson says Jose Reyes and Bullpen are Mets priorities at Baseball Winter Meetings

According to Mike Puma of the NY Post, Alderson and the Mets' brain trust will arrive in Dallas today for the Winter Meetings with a limited amount of money to spend, unless you count the dollars set aside with the hopes of re-signing Jose Reyes. But that won't stop Alderson from trying to add pieces.

The Mets' pressing need is bullpen help. On that front, they are fortunate the free-agent market is saturated with closers and setup help. As much as they would love to trade for Oakland's Andrew Bailey, the more likely scenario has the Mets signing one or two relievers from a list that includes Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch, Brad Lidge and Matt Capps.

Alderson will also continue talks with Reyes' representatives this week. It remains to be seen if there are serious bidders for the All-Star shortstop other than the Marlins who have a six-year offer in the $75-$90 million range on the table and the Mets.

The Marlins are expected to up their bid, and could have Reyes in tow as they leave the Winter Meetings this week. But there still is a chance a team such as the Nationals, Brewers or Tigers will jump into the conversation, especially if Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder are removed from the board.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Sandy Alderson talks about Baseball Winter Meetings next week

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson speaks to the media on a conference call about the Winter Meetings coming up next week.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sandy Alderson's agenda includes Reyes, Bullpen, Rotation

According to's Anthony DiComo, The Mets are ready to lay the groundwork for the 2012 Campaign at the GM Winter Meetings Dec. 5-8 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson first means of business will be the contract of Jose Reyes.. For their part, the Mets will enter these Meetings believing they at least have the right of last refusal on Reyes, should the Marlins or some other team blow him away with a nine-figure offer. So Alderson will continue to sit back and wait on Reyes, using the Winter Meetings as a springboard for other activities instead.

If Reyes does not sign with the Mets,  the Mets have been rumored to have interest in SS Jack Wilson ... 

The Next part of Alderson's agenda will be concentrated on the bullpen. The Mets hope to land one or two late-inning relievers to improve the bullpen. Though several former closers have already hooked on with new teams,
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