Two days ago we had a post that was contrasting the difference between what the Washington Nationals are doing and what the Mets are doing.
As luck would have it, here is a quote from GM Sandy Alderson, who was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN today. that happened to address the same issue.
“The Nationals are in a slightly different position from ours. I’ve been in that position before. They’re filling a niche. They’re not reconstructing, they’re not having to add major pieces. They’re fine tuning. We need to be in a position where we are fine tuning. We will get there. But we are not in the fine tuning business right now.”
Among other things, Alderson said the following:
Free agent reliever Brian Wilson only threw 20 pitches in his private workout for the Mets and his velocity was not where it needed to be. It doesn’t look like anything will happen here.
When Alderson was asked to described his bullpen, he said he was “uneasy” about it. He is still trying to get a q