MetsBlog posted this recap of Sandy Alderson’s comments to reporters this morning at Digital Domain Park.
His decision to trade or keep David Wright this summer will not directly be tied to their record at that time – his 2013 option is a factor in his situation.
If the team is contending towards the trade deadline, he envisions an ability to expand the payroll to augment the roster.
The farm system has improved, and there are players in the system who are close to making an impact at the big league level.
It isn’t likely either Zack Wheeler, Jeurys Familia or Matt Harvey will be on the big league roster early in 2012.
It’s interesting that he did not deny Wright could be traded, but instead told reporters what factors he would consider most. This might be the first time the possibility of trading Wright was not rebuffed, but in fact engaged.
Wright is pulling down $15M this season and has a team option worth $16M for 2013 that he can decline if traded.
Alderson also said the same...