Ken Davidoff of the New York Post says that due to lingering payroll flexibility issues the Mets have no margin for errors like the Angel Pagan trade and the Frank Francisco signing. he also points out that their is a lack of organizational depth to execute a significant trade without impacting the major-league team nor the dollars to compete with the big boys in free agency.
Davidoff adds that it’s time for the Mets to start applying the Moneyball principles that have yet to be seen and was why Alderson was brought here in the first place. He says that they need to look at players like Melky Cabrera, Randy Choate, A.J. Pierzynski, Shane Victorino, and Marco Scutaro as players who would give the Mets production and value.
Yup. Let’s go there right at the start. The Mets need to be creative, take risks and buy low. Who better illustrates these values than the man whom the Giants loathed so much they essentially declared, “We’d rather lose without you than win with you”?...