“2014 is not about individual story lines. It’s not about rehabs. It’s about winning,” Sandy Alderson said Wednesday on SNY’s Mets Hot Stove.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
Alderson has committed $87 million to Bartolo Colon, Curtis Granderson and Chris Young, which is impressive. This, plus the young rotation and hopefully improvement from Travis d’Arnaud, should help bring slightly more success next season. It’s still a start, though. These are all good moves, they’re steps in the right direction, but the roster is still in need of improvement.
At this point, Alderson may only be left with $5 million to spend on next year’s team, assuming reported payroll numbers end up being accurate. This probably explains why he’s interested in trading Ike Davis and/or Daniel Murphy, who will likely earn a combined $8 million or so in 2014. In either case, Alderson has worked to create options this week, he’s resourceful and there are still several weeks before pitchers and catchers report to St. Lucie… Keep hustling, Sandy.