The countless number of e-mails in my inbox today can mostly be summed up like this: “What is taking so long? When are the Mets going to do something?”
Yes, things have been quiet. But, it’s not just quiet for the Mets, it’s quiet for pretty much every team right now (short of a few small deals here and there).
Why? Well, I think teams were taking a wait-and-see approach towards the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The deal got done, executives then traveled back from the GM Meetings, after which free-agent arbitration offers had to be made, and then came the long Thanksgiving holiday. And so, it seemed like that made for the perfect time for teams to re-group, consider the new CBA, look at the markets and get back at it this week. It’s also important to note that several front office executives switched teams these past few weeks, and so that can often mean a reshuffling of approach as well.
The MLB Winter Meetings begin a week from today in Dallas. And so, my sense is that we will...