Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 11/20/14
I’ve typically been a Sandy Alderson supporter.  He inherited a series of poor contracts and a team owned by ownership that lacked the ability to invest in the team’s future and I’ve given him leeway.  He managed to trade a Carlos Beltran rental for Zack Wheeler which was a coup but since that he’s not done much. I gave him a pass on Jose Reyes.  Even as Jose Reyes turned into Kevin Plawecki and Matt Reynolds instead of prospects who might be graduating into the majors now.  The reason I forgave him is the rationalization that the team wouldn’t let him move a lucrative player when they were so desperate for money. This offseason I hoped that he would accomplish more and get the Mets back on track.  Let us take a look at the offseason checklist: Extend Your “Marquee Player” David Wright   Extend or Trade Your Cy Young Winner R.A. Dickey     Add a Righty Bat to the Outfield (Preferably With Power)     Add a Righty Outfield/Utility Bat     Add a Righty Platoon-mate
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