For the first time in years, the Mets “might become active on the international front,” a source told Marc Carig of Newsday.
According to Carig, the organization has bolstered their scouting presence overseas, making efforts to see Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and Cuban 1B Jose Daniel Abreu.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
This is good news, but I still don’t see Sandy Alderson using this much of his limited off-season budget on this level of a gamble… especially considering the lack of comparable data available to make confident decisions. In other words, while they certainly have more interest in Abreu and Tanaka than they would have had in the past, as Carig says, “there are no signs that the Mets have identified either as high-priority offseason targets.”
Read More: Newsday (Carig)