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Here now is the recap of Sandy Alderson's conversation with Mike Francesa on WFAN on Thursday (which is best viewed after the fact through twitter):
Sandy Alderson: "How do I feel about the bullpen? Well, let’s say ‘uneasy.’ "
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) January 18, 2013
"We're still confronted with 2013, and I'm not happy with the preparation for 2013." Sandy said #Mets
— Michael Baron (@michaelgbaron) January 17, 2013
Duda in LF, Kirk/Cowgill in CF, "Uh... um... a couple people" in RF, says Sandy #mets
— Andrew Vazzano (@TheRopolitans) January 17, 2013
Take a look at the last one. Now the optimist in me (and I keep that optimist in a cage and feed it only bread and toothpaste) wants to believe that this sounds like somebody who wants us to believe that the Mets still have a shot at Justin Upton. The cynic in me, meanwhile, believes that Alderson really forgot that he acquired Andrew Brown earlier t...
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Two days ago we had a post that was contrasting the difference between what the Washington Nationals are doing and what the Mets are doing.
As luck would have it, here is a quote from GM Sandy Alderson, who was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN today. that happened to address the same issue.
“The Nationals are in a slightly different position from ours. I’ve been in that position...
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The observant ones among you all realize that it’s all just smoke and mirrors designed to silence the naysayers...
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Sandy Alderson, who was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN, said that if he fails to add another starter for the rotation, that Zack Wheeler will be in a group including Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia vying for the fifth spot in the rotation.
I doubt that happens, but I thought it was interesting to hear him say that.
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Sandy Alderson, who was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN, said that if he fails to add another starter for the rotation, that Zack Wheeler will be in a group that will be vying for the fifth spot in the rotation.
“It’s unlikely he starts at the Major League Level,” Alderson said. “But look, hypothetically, let’s say we don’t add anybody between now and Spring Training...
“My dominant eye is on ’13. You’re looking at both, no question about that. But the stronger focus is on ’13. I know that doesn’t really corroborate with what we’ve done this off-season. But, let’s see – when everything is said and done – where we are. I can assure you that where we are right now is not where we want to be opening Spring Training. It’s conceivable...
By now you’ve all made the rounds and got everybody’s take on Sandy Alderson’s interview with Mike Francesa yesterday. You know the one right? It was the interview that was the exact opposite of the first interview he did with Francesa back in October. Remember that one? The one where the Mets were going to be transformed into a contender for 2013 and fans were going to see...