Alderson On Wright, Payroll, Farm System

After chronicling his drive from New York to Florida on Twitter, Mets GM Sandy Alderson met with the media at the team's Spring Training facility today. Let's round up the news, courtesy of ESPN New York's Adam Rubin and Andy Martino of The New York Daily News (on Twitter)…

  • Alderson said any the decision to trade David Wright at the deadline will not be tied to the team's record, unlike Carlos Beltran last year. Wright's $16MM club option for 2013 – which he can void if traded – is a big reason why.
  • When asked if the club could increase payroll if they're in contention, Alderson replied: "Yes, uh huh." When asked if he knew by how much, he said: "No, uh, uh."
  • "The farm system is improving … We have players that are close to having an impact on the Major League club," said the GM in a quote passed along by the team (on Twitter), but he added that prospects like Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, and Jeurys Familia are not candidates to make the team, even as injury replacements.
  • The Mets added Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch, and Ramon Ramirez this offseason, making the Opening Day status of Bobby Parnell and Pedro Beato murky. They do have minor league options remaining, however.

17 Responses to Alderson On Wright, Payroll, Farm System Leave a Reply

  1. fxx3605 3 years ago

    aldersons quotes remind me of beavis and buthead

    • Victor Kipp 3 years ago

      Losing sucks ya uh uh. Money rules..we need like money or something ya ya uh uh. 

  2. MB923 3 years ago

    “When asked if the club could increase payroll if they’re in contention


    • Infield Fly 3 years ago

      See? Some journalists do have a sense of humor! :p

  3. bigpat 3 years ago

    Is he being cereal? 

  4. David Brown 3 years ago

    Sandy Alderson reminds me of the Captain of the Titanic, acting like there is a small hole in the Mets, that can be easily plugged, with patchwork. The only way the Mets can be repaired is with the selling of the Team.

    • melonis_rex 3 years ago

      Everyone knows that. It’s his job to say optimistic things to the media. 

    • Alderson is building the team for 2015 or so, but he can’t say that to the press. Between ownership and the collection of talent and contracts Minaya left, there was no way to contend soon. All they can do is rebuild the farm system, try to make a judicious trade or two, and work hard to rebuild the farm system, while humoring questions from reporters.

  5. meetthemets26 3 years ago

    the mets owners and staff just don’t get it,  please try your best to sell the team to someone who just knows what’s going on…..please…please sell the team..

    • jmits90 3 years ago

      So you want someone with a batter resume than the grandfather of moneyball, former world champion, ex marine with degrees from Dartmouth and Harvard Law

    • greggofboken 3 years ago

      What leads you to think that management (the owners aside) don’t get it?

      At some point, emotional self-pitying whining needs to give way to rational thought.

  6. melonis_rex 3 years ago

    Are those tweets actually Sandy Alderson? 

    If so, he’s awesome. 

    “Will have to drive carefully on trip; Mets only reimburse for gas at a downhill rate. Will try to coast all the way to FL.”

    • jimboslice9 3 years ago

      Yep, seems to be really him, the Mets verified account recommended following him and they probably would make sure before suggesting that.

  7. LUWahooNatFan 3 years ago

    I’m deeply enjoying watching this Mets shenanigans unfold

  8. 1980CHAMPS 3 years ago

    It would be best for the Mets to just hold on for Wright for the season than trade him around the All-Star break.  I can’t see them getting anything substantial for a possible half season rental of him. 

  9. Infield Fly 3 years ago

     Yeah…just as they did nothing to “address” ownership…if you knooow what I’m sayin’…

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