This afternoon in Orlando, Sandy Alderson suggested getting two starting outfielders this winter might now be an uphill battle because of all the teams searching for those types of bats.
“We might bring in more than two starting outfielders. Who knows how things are going to break?” Alderson said. “I’d be surprised if that happens only because there’s so much interest in corner outfielders among many clubs.”
Asked to clarify whether he meant he would be surprised if the Mets brought in two or three starting outfielders, Alderson added:
“I’d be surprised if we were that successful because of the demand for that position among other teams.”
If Alderson fails to land two corner outfielders, Eric Young Jr. likely would have a prominent outfield role. Of course, if the Mets end up trading Daniel Murphy, Young also could end up at second base. Juan Lagares should handle center field, unless something dramatic happens this offseason.
“I think Eric is going to be a part of our team,” Alders