Found November 17, 2013 on Mets360.com:
Since the beginning of the build up to the 2014 offseason, it was pretty much assumed that Mets GM Sandy Alderson would make some moves. There has also been a lot of discussion of how Alderson is going to go about making these moves. Some say that it’s a good idea to make a huge splash, and bring someone in on a nine-figure deal. Others think that it would be a better idea to acquire multiple little pieces — like the Pirates and Red Sox did — and hope that they provide high value. Moves are going to be made, but the question is whether those moves will really make a difference. The Mets roster right now looks a lot less valuable than it was in 2013. One thing’s for sure, Marlon Byrd is not coming back because he already signed a two-year, $16 Million deal. Byrd was the Mets’ second-best position player — in 2013 — as he was close to a Four WAR type player with the Mets. Byrd is 36 years old, and even if the Mets did decide to bring him back, it’s unlikely that he repeat the type ...
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