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