While talking to reporters at a luncheon at Citi Field, Sandy Alderson said that the future of the Mets is almost at hand and that they can become very competitive, very soon with just a move or two.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre getting to the point where we can be in the mix,‚ÄĚ Alderson said on Monday. ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt want anybody to believe this is a long-term project that has no possible realization anytime soon. We‚Äôre at the point where we can make significant improvement in a hurry.‚ÄĚ
He believes that signing a player of Bourn‚Äôs caliber could help change the franchise‚Äôs perception around the league and that negotiations are still ongoing.
‚ÄúI don‚Äôt think it‚Äôs a leap of faith to think we can be very good,‚ÄĚ Alderson said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs not that far off. This is not one of those things where, ‚ÄėOkay, gee, they‚Äôre two, three, four years away.‚Äô No, we‚Äôve got the currency, which is the young talent, to be in play for some of these things and we‚Äôre not that far away.‚ÄĚ
It sounds like Alderson feels confident th