Sandy Alderson has singled out the team’s dire outfield situation as one of the areas that will be addressed this offseason. But as free agent outfielders start to fly off the board, the Mets have yet to make a move and seem to be in “paralysis mode”.
Last week, after the Mets released Jason Bay, Alderson said it was more likely that their most productive outfielder, Scott Hairston, would be re-signed by the team for the 2013 season.
“It’s more likely Scott Hairston returns, Alderson said: “I think it helps. As I said, it gives us more flexibility and it subtracts one more candidate from our outfield. So in both ways it probably enhances Scott’s chances of coming back.”
But Alderson and his team of former GM’s, all seem to be singularly focused on one thing right now; the David Wright and R.A. Dickey extension talks. The world continues to turn, but not in Flushing.
While the Mets are held back by these time consuming extension deals, everything else is at a standstill. There has been