Found January 22, 2012 on
Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
In a Q&A with Joe Brescia in the New York Times, Tom Seaver had the following to say about:
Sandy Alderson and rebuilding:
“They have to have a game plan. And when they hired Sandy Alderson, I’m sure he brought a game plan with him. You have to hand that responsibility to someone who has been in the arena and Sandy has been there. I’m sure he’ll do a good job. And any time you rebuild, you have to have patience.”
The Mets pitching prospects (Jeurys Familia, Zack Wheeler, and Matt Harvey):
“I’m a huge advocate of pitching. You have to have good pitching as the solid core, the foundation. It keeps you in every game. … Go back to ’69. We were in every game we played. That raises the level of play of everybody else on the ball club. Because you’re going to win by one run, or two runs. So that makes you hit the cutoff man, move the runner over and do the things that fundamentally make the ball club win. I’m sure that Sandy will be very strong at that.”
Getting back into baseball:
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