Found January 06, 2012 on MetsZilla:
Yesterday afternoon, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson spoke with the clubs beat reporters — via phone conference — and according to those who called in, this is what he had to say: #bbpBox_154971161611079680 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_154971161611079680 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Sandy: Obviously our bullpen was an area of some concern last year particularly after Frankie Rodriguez departed prior to the trade deadlineabout 17 hours ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@AdamRubinESPNAdam Rubin #bbpBox_154971438011523072 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_154971438011523072 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Sandy Alderson said he knew Jon Rauch beginning in 2000 when right-hander participated with Olympic team.about 17 hours ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@AdamRubinESPNAdam Rubin #bbpBox_154973996285308928 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_154973996285308928 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Alderson said he wants backup shortstop who can step in as well as "swing" pitcher.about 17 hours ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@AdamRubinESPNAdam Rubin #bbpBox_154974374313730048 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_154974374313730048 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Alderson said Mets doing full physicals, including internal medicine, on free-agent signings so there's longer gap from deal to announcementabout 17 hours ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@AdamRubinESPNAdam Rubin #bbpBox_154973849627275264 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_154973849627275264 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Alderson: "Basically we're looking to fill out the bench as well as the last spot in the bullpen."about 17 hours ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@AdamRubinESPNAdam Rubin #bbpBox_154974844910440450 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_154974844910440450 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Alderson says Santana is in his normal progression for spring training, but the real questions about won't be answered until then.about 17 hours ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@McCulloughSLAndy McCullough #bbpBox_154975097084592128 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_154975097084592128 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Sandy Alderson said Ronny Paulino debacle last spring prompted upgraded physicals. He only had orthopedic physical upon signing last Dec.about 17 hours ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@AdamRubinESPNAdam Rubin #bbpBox_154975127849807873 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_154975127849807873 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Interesting that #Mets have upped their physical standards bc of Paulino situation last yr. Physicals for FAs now include blood panel.about 17 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@AnthonyDiComoAnthony DiComo #bbpBox_154976217928441856 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_154976217928441856 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Sandy Alderson met with Chris Young in San Diego recently. "He's the kind of guy we might re-sign under the right circumstances."about 17 hours ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@AdamRubinESPNAdam Rubin #bbpBox_154976422123933696 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_154976422123933696 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Sandy Alderson on adding more starting pitcher: Our problem is we've got 5 guys that we like, five guys that deserve to pitch in a rotation.about 17 hours ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@AdamRubinESPNAdam Rubin #bbpBox_154977426496159744 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_154977426496159744 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Alderson declines comment on minority ownership sales. MLB sources indicate nothing has closed yet, but could this month.about 17 hours ago via UberSocial for iPhoneReplyRetweetFavorite@SurfingTheMetsAndy Martino In addition, Alderson said it was “fair” to assume the Mets will be unlikely to sign any additional free agents who would command more than $1.5 million, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York:
I think as teams get closer to spring training, there’s a greater reluctance to make a big deal because mindsets are established and expectations are created and so forth. So I would say as we get closer to spring training that it’s unlikely that you’ll see many big deals. In our case, I think most of what we do between now and spring training will be limited to free-agent signings of one sort or another. I don’t expect a big deal to transpire between now and then. I mean, something could come up, but I just don’t think in our case it’s likely. And historically it doesn’t happen all that frequently as we get into the second half of January and early February.”
 
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