Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/8/11
I have always been very complimentry of Alderson, I was happy to see him hired as GM, I liked a few of his moves. Although, when it comes to how he has handled Jose Reyes, I can only say: What the hell are you doing? In spring training, the Mets had an excellent opportunity to have Reyes for a reasonable price after a mediocre 2010 campaign, yet Alderson let that window pass.Once Reyes exploded into an MVP candidate, almost every GM was willing to give up their first-born child to acquire him, yet Alderson let the July 31st deadline go by. Instead of getting a potential haul of young, major-league ready talents, Alderson decided that he would try to re-sign the speedster this winter, and if not, there is always that first round pick in return right? Wrong. Now here we are, Reyes is a free-agent, teams are apparently “Lining Up For Reyes” (shocking isn’t it?), and Alderson and the Mets have shown basically zero interest. With the Marlins sprinting out of the starting gate, not only a...
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