Why is this even a question for the New York Mets?
ALDERSON: Stupid to suggest he would tank.
Yes, the issue of the protected pick surfaced last season when the Mets were considering signing Michael Bourn as a free agent. Major League Baseball wrongly ruled in that case. However, this time, the issue of draft-pick compensation surfaced in relation to the team winning or losing on the field prior to the playing of a game.
There’s a huge difference, which some writers and/or bloggers are clearly ignorant. It was ridiculously posted on one website – which has close ties to the Mets – that the author wrote Alderson would rather have the Mets lose to be in better draft position.
This writer has been known to waffle and I question the validity of his “insiders.’’ Personally, I have forgotten more baseball than he could hope to know.
After today’s 1-0 victory at Cincinnati, Alderson said the pick be damned.
“We’re trying to build the credibility of the franchise and that goes beyond where ...