Rays GM comments on Sandy Alderson’s plan for the future

New-York-Mets-and-Tampa-Bay-Rays-New-Era-Fitted-Hats-500x379Rays GM Andrew Friedman, speaking about state of the Mets, to the New York Post:

“The Mets have a tremendous amount of young talent. I think those guys have done a tremendous job of acquiring some high-end young players that they can grow with, and I think that [front office] is extremely good at supplementing around those guys and also having enough good young depth. … The one thing about young players is that they have tremendous upside, but they also have tremendous downside. …. There is far from certainty from these players. For us, it’s our only way of doing business. It’s not a choice. It’s a survival mechanism.”

To read more about how the Mets can learn from Tampa Bay’s playbook, read Kevin Kernan’s report for the Post.