Minor moves. Major problem.
That sentiment is essentially what the Mets hinted towards their fans this week when they demoted Ike Davis, Mike Baxter and Robert Carson to Las Vegas while designating Rick Ankiel for assignment.
The constant underperforming and lackluster baseball finally caught the wrath of GM Sandy Alderson. No more will there be any coddling or nurturing of their underachieving players. It’s all about accountability now. Perhaps it’s a day late and dollar short, but better late than never I guess.
Sooner or later, it’s all going to boil down to wins and losses. That said, it’s high time Alderson makes his first big splash as GM of the Mets and swing a blockbuster deal for a potent bat—ideally one you can plug right away in the outfield.
Sure, they say pitching wins championships—and that is true—but for this franchise to go anywhere they need to trade from a position of strength (a surplus of quality young pitching) to bolster their anemic and lifeless offense—an of...