This afternoon at the Winter Meetings, FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal talked with SNY.TV’s Robert Brender about Sandy Alderson’s off-season strategy, the team’s payroll constraints, and the reported signing of free agent OF Curtis Granderson.
Brender: Do you get a sense of what direction Sandy Alderson is going in this week?
Rosenthal: “Actually, no. A starting pitcher would be good. Or a veteran starting pitcher. But, at the same time, I think they’re pretty much open to anything. Bullpen, obviously. All teams are looking for bullpen. And, something is going to happen on the infield on the right side. I don’t know what it’s going to be. I would not expect Murphy, Duda and Davis to all be on the same team next season.”
Brender: Do you still think the Mets will add another outfielder?
Rosenthal: “Certainly that would be a possibility. I would be interested in seeing how Chris Young plays next year. Now, he isn’t a great player. Nobody should confuse him with a great player. But, he had to accept a part-time role for the first time last year with Oakland. Clearly, it wasn’t easy for him, as it wouldn’t be easy for most players. I don’t expect him to get 600 plate appearances this year, but it’s one year of this being behind him, so he might be accustomed to it. So, I would expect he would be better than he was last year. He’s not going to be a high average guy or a low strikeout guy. But, he can do some things – he has some power. I think he will be a useful addition for them.”
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