Alderson: Mets’ Roster “Pretty Much There”

Don’t expect the Mets to make substantial changes to their roster before Spring Training begins. GM Sandy Alderson told Dan Martin of the New York Post that he doesn’t intend to make major additions in the near future.

“We’re pretty much there,” Alderson said. “I don’t see what’s out there filling our specific needs.”

The Mets have postponed the search for a left-handed outfielder and are prepared to open the season with an outfield of Jason Bay, Andres Torres, Lucas Duda and Scott Hairston. Back in January, the Mets were linked to Jason Isringhausen and Alderson said Chris Young is “the kind of guy we might re-sign under the right circumstances." It’s not known whether the Mets are still considering bringing the pitchers back to New York.

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  1. sourbob 3 years ago

    They’d better have some really good beer specials at Citi Field this year.

    • That might be true, however in addition to beer specials. I think Alderson should suggest that the Yankees and Mets not only switch leagues, but divisions as well.
      Yankees go to the NL East to make that race that MUCH more interesting and the Mets get to compete against the Orioles. This will guarantee the Mets and Orioles some wins and make their W/L a little bit more respectable.  Selig should loan out the Astros too a year early for the American League help them get acclimated. I don’t care how much this messes up the schedule for 2012; it will be worth it in the long run…. Hard to believe all these teams were pretty good at one time. Angelos won’t kick up too much fuss as long as he gets to take part of the league revenue share. Why buy the Cow, when you get the milk for free!

      • FillyPhan 3 years ago

        Haha asking the Yanks to give up their DH, good one.

        • MB923 3 years ago

          Currently, this can work, considering they don’t have a DH

        • captainjeter 3 years ago

          I  needed a  good laugh  and that was it.It is amazing what some people can  come up with.

        • ARod's Ring 3 years ago

          Sabathia can rake!

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      Take a page out of Bill Veeck’s 10c beer and burn disco records in center field promotion?

      Only they could burn rap cd’s instead…..

    • Infield Fly 3 years ago

      They’d better have some really good beer specials at Citi Field this year.

      Even if they do most fans won’t know…’cause they’ll be drinking at home


  2. Only thing they need to fill now is Citi Field. Good luck with that.

  3. greggofboken 3 years ago

    The starting pitching depth consists of Miggy Batista and Chris Schwinden.  The 5th outfielder spot as it stands would be Mike Baxter’s.  These options at this point are untenable and unwise.  Alderson may not like what’s left on the board at this point….but he’s not “prety much there”.  Unless “there” is headed for disaster.

    • Joe Valenti 3 years ago

      I think the thought is that the depth will actually be jeurys familia and matt harvey at some point this year and the outfield depth will probably come from kirk nieuwenhuis (possibly even out of spring training if he shows enough there)

  4. HHHDMS 3 years ago

    Where is there ? Last place ? 

    • FS54 3 years ago

      1st draft pick. 😀

    • MB923 3 years ago

      Yep, that’s what I’m guessing too.

    • melonis_rex 3 years ago

      if you’re going to be bad, why not just get that #1 draft pick anyway. 

      • bigpat 3 years ago

         Yup. Bothers me that the Nats get the best prospects in the past 15 years with their top picks then the Pirates decided to full-on suck the year after where there is no clear cut top pick. If we only could have sucked a year earlier…

        • Lastings 3 years ago

           Yeah, but then you would get Strasburg and his right arm would actually fall off, or get Bryce Harper the next year and would be a complete bust (He still needs to prove himself, but he looks very promising). I think the Pirates are just doomed…

          • All Day Réy 3 years ago

            How’s the connection/service in Tokyo?

          • Lastings 3 years ago

            Joke wasn’t funny the first time, joke is not funny the umpteenth time.

          • Joe Valenti 3 years ago

            i got a kick out of it…only because i actually imagined reyes asking the question and milledge answering it

          • Lastings 3 years ago

            I don’t know if Reyes actually said it, but Milledge sure did…

    • Joe Valenti 3 years ago

      as a mets fan, anything more would be a failure of a season. the playoffs would take a miracle so might as well stock up the farm system

  5. lovebaseball74 3 years ago

    almost there what are you kidding me…i guess he likes last place and below 500…as a fellow met fan we have no shot and this season is a lost before it even starts…so sad how this team is ran its worst then all the real bad teams like pirates royals o’s a’s atleast the have something to watch and have some hope with a talent in minor and major league..then is nothing on the mets roster i wanna watch

  6. Richard Allen 3 years ago

     Well that’s boring.

  7. section237 3 years ago

    bring back nady!

  8. MB923 3 years ago

    Higher attendance this year for home games – Mets or Marlins?

    • nictonjr 3 years ago

      Marlins by far.  New stadiums pack fans.  Even the Jays had packed houses when their new stadium opened…

      • MB923 3 years ago

        I wouldn’t go as far to say “by far”. In case you don’t know, the Marlins Ballpark will have a capacity of 37,000 which I think makes it the smallest capacity in the majors. The Mets last year I believe drew 33,000. I think it’s going to be close.

  9. If santana comes back healthy: SP are Santana, Pelfrey, Niese, Dickey & Gee.  Bullpen looks ok.  Offense looks very bad.  Defense looks suspect with Murphy at 2b and lack of OF range.  75 wins at very most, methinks, a few less without a healthy Santana.

  10. CandyMaldonadoLand 3 years ago

    Mets ending the 2012 season in 4th place also “pretty much there” too

    • MB923 3 years ago

      I disagree. I say they fall 1 place lower and they fall in 5th place, aka in the NL East, Last place.

    • Guest 3 years ago

      you’re being to generous. Washington is clearly better, thus the Mets will finish in 5th place

    • Joe Valenti 3 years ago

      yea…as a mets fan i dont see it. the phillies and braves should have their usual year, the marlins are clearly better this year, and the nationals have quietly put together a dominant rotation to add to zimmerman, a possible re-emergence of werth, and possibly a good year from harper

  11. Guest 3 years ago

    Sandy Alderson is so silly. All of what they have is just setting them up to finish in the cellar of the division. But I guess it’s not worth making any more signings when you realize the fact that theres no chance of winning the division. A fire sale by July is very likely.

  12. All Day Réy 3 years ago

    Sigh is it football season yet?!?!?

  13. Super_Hero 3 years ago

    At least there is banner day

  14. rainyperez 3 years ago

    Translation, “We’re not going to win a World Series this year.”

  15. Blue387 3 years ago

    I blame Fred Wilpon and Bud Selig for this. Even with money, the Wilpons’ didn’t know how to spend on players or draft talent and now they’re broke. Wilpon’s liabilities are far greater than his assets and Selig is enabling Wilpon by keeping him around and propping him up with the $25 million loan from MLB.

    How can a team owner, with a new stadium, a cable station and the vast resources of the New York market ostensibly at his disposal, be struggling?

  16. Joe Valenti 3 years ago

    I just wish they would add a couple trade pieces. another stater (ie- oswalt or garland) or even another middle reliever (ie- aardsma or gonzalez) sign them on a one year deal for what they want and trade them at the deadline.

  17. ARod's Ring 3 years ago

  18. $2509879 3 years ago

    In other news, Alderson also announced a name change. The team will now be known as the “LAST PLACE METS OF FLUSHING.”

  19. Mike1L 3 years ago

    If the Mets are really this parched for cash, why aren’t they following the scorched earth policy of the A’s, and dumping every salary they can, even for minor relief.  BTW, this is a tremendous institutional failure for MLB. 

  20. Bernaldo 3 years ago

    Why is a likely last-place Mets team “tremendous institutional failure for MLB?  The Wilpons are not the only owner who has been “parched for cash” and chosen to not spend it on their baseball team.  Since MLB does not have a salary cap or a salary floor, their is nothing that the MLB can do – or should do. 

  21. punkrockdave24 3 years ago

    I saw the 2012 Mets lineup.  It was floating in a toilet bowl.  Ticker-tape parade if they win more than 60 games!

  22. Sandy Alderson is trying to do what he can with a pretty good and talented roster. What team in this division has the power bats the Mets have. If Wright has a good year and Duda does what he has proven he can do, thats a lethal 1 2 punch. Im tired of everyone saying thry stink. Believe it or not, they are better with Tejada at short.

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