Jeff Wilpon reiterated yesterday that the Mets have money to spend this winter on the Major League roster.
“That’s always been part of the plan, to use the money that is coming off the books and try to improve the team,” Wilpon said. “I can’t tell you exactly what’s going to happen, though. As we get further into the offseason, we’ll know a little bit better.”
Wilpon said he recognizes the team has holes, but is confident in their ability to fill them this winter.
“I would say we’re in a little bit of transition, because we have definite deficiencies that we’ve got to fill this offseason, and the ability to do it,” he added. “So, I think that’s good.”
Michael Baron, Contributor
I don’t think this means the Mets intend to spend wildly in free agency this winter and take on someone else’s problems for the sake of change. That’s foolish and unproductive. Rather, they need to make sound and sensible changes, which is what I think Wilpon is referring to here.
Ownership and the front office have all maintained since last winter they will begin investing more in the big league roster after the 2013 season. I’m encouraged to hear ownership maintain this stance and insist major investments are coming, but actions speak louder than words. I am hopeful that positive changes are coming. They’re needed, and now is the time to take the next step.