Showing posts with label 2012 Mets Expectations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2012 Mets Expectations. Show all posts

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mets GM Sandy Alderson thinks the Mets are better than most people think


New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is feeling some heat for the team’s drastic reduction in payroll and a couple of his tongue-in-cheek jabs about the franchise’s frugality on Twitter.

However, he doesn’t believe the 2012 season will be the lost cause many expect it to be for the Mets.

“Look, I think we all once in a while have to chuckle at ourselves and how we’re perceived. By no means am I making light of where we are as a franchise,” Alderson told WFAN radio in New York. “I will say that everything we do currently is kind of interpreted through that financial lens. It is absurd in many instances, but what I’ve tried to do is inject a little humor into the last couple of weeks of the offseason.

“Once we get to spring training, we’ll be almost all business. I think Mets fans have a sense of humor. I think they’re passionate and I certainly don’t want to offend that passion. Three months from now that financial picture could be a lot clearer and a lot brighter. In the meantime, we’re going to spring training and I think we’ll have a far more interesting team to watch than many people have felt.”

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