Originally written October 03, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Well, Sandy Alderson did meet with Mets beat writers as I mentioned earlier and he had a mouthful to say. Adam Rubin got a good summary of everything:Wow… So lets see…1. Informal conversations have taken place with Dickey and Wright. I think that’s called discussing parameters.2. Buyouts on options for Santana and Bay ARE part of the 2013 Payroll – That’s Huge. $9 million. I had some questioning me about that.3. Says his #1 Goal is building from the farm. That’s why we failed to sign our second round pick and 19 other draft selections?4. Trades are not a given. Well duh, you need trade chips and Ike, Wright, Dickey and Niese is all you have.5. Collins won’t be extended. That will make some happy here.6. Changing his approach to retaining players. Huh, no box of chocolates? Tell me that wasn’t a reference to the botched Reyes talks.7. I still hold to my philosophy, but there are exceptions to every rule. I see a crack in the levee.8. His second priority is retaining core players. Won...
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