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Alderson remains non-committal regarding what Mets will do at deadline

The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is approaching, but Mets general manager Sandy Alderson remains non-committal regarding whether the Mets will be buyers, sellers or stand pat (Rubin, July 7).

Alderson said before the Mets opened their current 10-game home stand that the decision to be buyers or sellers may hinge on how the Mets fared, and he is not ready to choose a course.

“Look, let’s see where we are at the end of this week,” Alderson said. “We’re always willing to listen. We may be thinking in terms of the second half of this season. We may be thinking more in terms of next season. We’ve made a lot of deals in recent years where we’ve gotten prospects who are a good ways away. I don’t think we’re thinking that way these days, although sometimes that’s the value in a return. So I’d just hate to speculate on it.”

Daniel Murphy‘s name has come up in trade rumors due to his expected arbitration raise after 2014 and pending free agency after 2015, and Bartolo Colon has also been mentioned as a player the Mets might dangle to other teams.




63 comments
Paul Santos
Paul Santos

That's exactly what I tell the Mets sales people when they call me asking me to renew my ticket plan.

Michael Scarn
Michael Scarn

Murphy to Baltimore, Hunter Harvey-Mike Wright-Tyler Wilson from Baltimore to Cubs, Cory Mazzoni-Blake Taylor from Mets to Cubs, Starlin Castro from Cubs to Mets, James Russell form Cubs to Baltimore. Fair?

wishitws86
wishitws86

Please trade Bartolo while he's still healthy and pitching well. And while we are at it he can bring up Flores and actually start him more than 1 game a week and see what he has.

Anthony Testa
Anthony Testa

Non committal pretty much sums up Anderson's tenure here

Nick Waskiw
Nick Waskiw

The article title should be "Aldersons non commital toward winning"

nymess06
nymess06

Trade sandy for a used piece of chewing gum

Paul Rubin
Paul Rubin

You don't make your best deals when you tip your hand. So expecting SA to telegraph his intent is just dumb. That being said, obviously the Mets should be sellers. Again, unless they win all but one of the games against Atlanta and Miami and win the two against San Diego. If they do that they'll be flirting with .500 again, probably about 5-7 games out of first, and still in sight of a wild card spot. In that unlikely scenario going for it would make some sense. Otherwise, it's critical to begin playing for 2015. They need to see Syndergaard up here. They need to resolve the SS problem. They need to move Colon. And they need get a sense of who makes up 2/3 of next year's outfield. Then free agency and a key trade or two should give them a solid rotation, a solid offense, a decent bench, still have an upbeat farm situation, and the key will be to hope nobody critical gets hurt badly. What does seem to be resolving itself is the catcher situation. D'Arnaud might be a key piece to build around. And Duda with a slightly better 2nd half would be a perfectly fine solution at 1B. ESPN projects him at 24 homers, 80 ribbies, a .250 BA and a .348 OBA. What would be nice is about 27 homers, a .260 BA, 90 ribbies, and a .360 oba. That's a perfectly serviceable first baseman in the NL. Murphy and Wright and Granderson are fine for 2015 and even 2016. A non contending Mets need to see what Flores can do at SS, a full second half from Legares, and the other corner OF spot needs to be solidified. That is not asking much of a GM operating with one of the smallest payrolls in the majors playing in the largest city in the majors. 

isledogs19
isledogs19

Why would anyone in their right mind discuss trade stategies? Sandy is doing the right thing by not talking to the frikin press!

trinity
trinity

I cannot comprehend this obsession. Are Cashman or any other GMs broadcasting their trade deadline strategies? SMH

eric88
eric88

They can't decide because they have no idea what their doing.

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

Sandy is not going to make any moves by the deadline. Just going to be business as usual,

John Keelen
John Keelen

I've been a Mets fan and a baseball fan for 44 years. How can you not bunt with 2 on none out.Terry collins makes this team even worse than they are, HE NEEDS TO GOOOOOOOOOO

blueorange
blueorange

1st & 2nd nobody out in a tie game bottom of the ninth and you don't bunt to move the runners over. Terry Collins is the worst manager!

rico
rico

How many guys named Simmons are on the braves?

Max Denby
Max Denby

BAHHAHAHAH.  "see where we are at the end of this week"  What a JOKE!  A team's strategy should not change on a day by day basis.  Either you commit to making a run at it or you don't.  Put yourself in the players heads for a second: rather than knowing that their GM is going to do what it takes to win, they know that they if they lose a few games in July he will give up.  Pathetic. 

Nick Squatrito
Nick Squatrito

I can't deal with this team, Alderson, or the Wilpons anymore. Enough is enough. I was listening to the Cashman interview with Francesca at work today and even he took a jab at Alderson. When asked about the moves he made recently he said "I'm not gonna sit here and wait around like Alderson. I'm going to make moves to make my team better". We are officially the running joke of the league. Wake up Alderson. Even if the moves aren't big, do something that makes it look like you're trying to win. Stop telling us you like the direction the team is headed because your fan base doesnt

TheWizard7
TheWizard7

$140mil to $110 to $89 to $82 and its gonna keep going down. The payroll is smaller every yr and on the field results remain similiar. Alderson wasnt hired to win- he was hired to get costs down without turning them into a 50-win national joke... Thats his job and thats what he'll continue to do.

Im pretty much certain the Wilpons dont care about winning- what are we even talking about anymore?

Nothing major happens until they are embarassed/humiliated enough that they are compelled to sell and a real ownership group that is motivated to field a competitive product comes in...

Steven Silverstein
Steven Silverstein

This was said on the fan during the weeknd .... If the mets trade Murphy... One if their best players then you can tell that it's all about money and it will be a LONG seasons of losing. PLEASE WILPNS ENOUGH!!!!!

rico
rico

Alderson never tells the press what he's working on or not working on. I don't think Aldersen is equivocating i think he's not telling

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

There's nothing we can do to make them better the team this is a true major league movie simulation with the exception of a comeback I'd rather have Charlie sheen and Pedro Serrano out there

Frank Garza
Frank Garza

At this stage of the season, how could you not know if you are a buyer or a seller?


Jeffy hasn't given him his allowance for the remainder of the season?

Steven Molello
Steven Molello

Does Sandy own more than one blue button collar shirt?

cver
cver

It would be interesting to have a reporter ask Alderson, since he is such a great judge of talent, to evaluate what kind of "haul" could be had for him as a rental.

DON'T BE SLOPPY
DON'T BE SLOPPY

Sandy says the same thing every year at this time. Every year we end up pretty much with the identical record as the year before. Why? Because Sandy only knows how to do one thing and that's dump payroll.

Kyle Suta
Kyle Suta

If the mets can add a power hitter that is stuck behind another player (CJ crow in Anaheim stuck behind pujols) for colon I'd trade him. Then trade Wheeler and Puello/Fullmer to the cubs for SS Castro in the offseason.

openmind6
openmind6

@Brian2740

Sandy would probably hear your message better if you used the right "you're".

Chris Molloy
Chris Molloy

@trinity  It's a different world now. They don't always tell the truth. They all pretty much lie unless it's obvious. These post mean people like you are making the papers, websites money.

Matt Drucker
Matt Drucker

He always reminded me of the 3rd rock from the sun actor

blueorange
blueorange

I am not one that calls for a manager to be fired. I have never done it but Terry Collins flat out sucks. I really hope he gets fired.

bleck319
bleck319

Like signing Officer McCann for $80 million to deliver a sub .300 OBP?

Or Ellsbury for $150 million despite his injury history? How will that contract look in 2 years?

Or Beltran for almost as much as Granderson when he looks like an old man?

Or extending CC for millions more when now he looks done?

They have an ace, but had to pay $155 million for him. And who knows how that will look in a few years.

The Gardner deal was a solid signing, so it all has not been terrible.

Cashman is overrated, and is where he is in part because he rode the coattails of Stick Michael. He is not a savvy intellectual; but rather the GM of an incredibly successful franchise with deep pockets, who often throws money at problems without thinking.

Don't re-sign Cano bc it will cost $200 million, but do sign Ellsbury for nearly the same money despite his injury history, similar age, and the fact that Cano is a much better player.

Don't re-sign Granderson for 4 years, but sign a much older Beltran to nearly the same contract.

Those are just two examples of Cashman's peculiar logic at times.

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@Nick Squatrito You just made me listen to an interview between 2 of my LEAST favorite figures in sports, to hear a quote that I KNEW was fake when i read it in your post.  Cashman said nothing about Alderson.  Besides the fact that he would've led almost every sports broadcast with that type of swipe, he may actually have to TRADE with Alderson some day...why would he poison his chances?  

Must of us think Alderson is a waste of a GM anyway so i'm not sure why you're making up shtt...

rico
rico

Thats because Cashman wants our pitchers. Besides Cashman solves all problems by throwing CASH at everything, something Sandy CANT do. Screw Cashman

john connolly
john connolly

@TheWizard7  All they had to do was sign Abreu and Cruz instead of young and granderson which I was begging for in past and saying if omar was here he would have signed more Cubans Mets would be printing play-off tickets NOW instead of begging fans to come to citi field

Ed Yano
Ed Yano

Better translation:Our farm system is now rated#4 in baseball we got that job done now we are looking to improve at the ML level to compliment the prospects that are coming

Ed Yano
Ed Yano

He also knows how to rebuild a farm system.

Joe Rasgoni
Joe Rasgoni

@openmind6 Brian is correct  because according to you (openmind) the contraction for "you are" would be used in place of the possessive form of you. It should be  "your" not "you're"

blueorange
blueorange

@john keelen. It's mind boggling watching him make poor decision over and over again. I hope he is not here next year. I wouldn't mind Wally Backman up here.

zingzangzo
zingzangzo

Alderson needs to show us the luv he has for this team to win! Fred gave him some slack by spending some of his loaned bucks in the off season, now he needs to pull the trigger again with the bank at hand! Let me see you really commit to making this team a winner with the two deals that will put this team on the winning side of the fence Mr. Alderson!!!! Just Do It! The fans will come in droves which will balance the check book anyhow!!

Joe Rasgoni
Joe Rasgoni

* if you are talking about the 1st sentence.

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