On Thursday night, Mets manager Terry Collins discussed the Mets offseason with reporters at a charity dinner in New York City.
According to Adam Rubin, Collins also expects the Mets to follow the “Red Sox model” — signing a bulk of middle-tier free agents rather than the biggest names.
“I’m sure that’s what the philosophy is going to be,” Collins said. “Again, that’s Sandy’s stuff. As I’ve always said: When I get to spring training, I’ll see what names are on the locker and try to do the best we can with it.
“I knew when I got hired here that there were some things that had to get done,” Collins said. “One was we had to clear some money, some of the contracts that we had. I know that we’re trying to build up the minor-league system. And it’s taken some time. But I think now we’ve got some freedom, some money to spend. We’ll see what it buys”
David Wright shared those exact sentiments the night before in a phone conversation with Marc Carig of Newsday.
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