Found September 24, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
After last night’s 3-2 loss to the Reds, the Mets remain in a four-way tie for the eighth worst record. The teams with the 10 worst records get their first round picks protected in the 2014 Draft. If it comes down to a tie breaker to determine the ten worst teams, the higher draft pick goes to the team that finished with a lower winning percentage in the previous season. Regardless if the pick is protected or not, I believe Sandy Alderson has just this one last offseason remaining before the walls start closing in on him. If he hasn’t figured that out yet, someone in his inner circle better tell him. While many Met fans have been skeptical of him from the very beginning, the vast majority of fans were willing to give Alderson three seasons before they started to judge the results, and quite frankly the product on the field is quite nauseating and somewhat embarrassing. I believe that if all the issues with this team are not resolved by next Spring, it could be a ruthless ride on the...
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  • I couldn't disagree more. Alderson has made great trades. Wheeler, Syndegaard and d'Arnaud? And Herrera and Black? Those 5 alone are/were all in top 15 in Mets system. Would you rather the Mets have Dickey, Beltran and Byrd over those guys? Keep in mind, Byrd was a free agent, as I think was Beltran, so the Mets might have nothing for those guys had they not been traded.

    The farm system is looking much better. St. Lucie had a great season, as did Binghamton. deGrom, Montero, Puello, Plawecki, Cecchini, Herrera all look like solid prospects, in addition to Syndegaard and Tovar. Even Valdespin, who hit .461 in ~ 20 games in his last LV stint, holds promise. Mets have issues, 1B for one, SS for another, then IMO, the bullpen. But starting pitching, and 3b, CF and OF in general, and catcher look good. The Mets have Vaughn, Taijeron(sp), Valdespin and Puello in the OF in the minors. I think the outfield is fine, though not perfect, but they have options. We need a solid defensive SS, and I'd like to see Murphy at 1st, if we don't sign Abreu, but I'm thrilled with the focus on pitching and young players. Many here last year were pleading to sign Bourn. He hit .260, was 23 for 34 in steals, had 48 RBI's and 6 HR's with 131 K's and 40 BB's, and a .319 OBP. Rather than waste money on guys like that(he'll make $13.5 million next year, and about $54 million over 4 years), I'd rather stick with our OF, and build up very obvious weaknesses.
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