Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/5/13
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. “We’re getting to the point where we can be in the mix,” Alderson said on Monday. “I don’t want anybody to believe this is a long-term project that has no possible realization anytime soon. We’re at the point where we can make significant improvement in a hurry.” He believes that signing a player of Bourn’s caliber could help change the franchise’s perception around the league and that negotiations are still ongoing. “I don’t think it’s a leap of faith to think we can be very good,” Alderson said. “It’s not that far off. This is not one of those things where, ‘Okay, gee, they’re two, three, four years away.’ No, we’ve got the currency, which is the young talent, to be in play for some of these things and we’re not that far away.” It sounds like Alderson feels confident th
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