Recap: Alderson with Francesa, says he plans to be ‘aggressive.’

PolaroidSandy Alderson told WFAN’s Mike Francesa that he hopes to see the Mets contend for a playoff spot in 2014.

“I think we’re gonna have enough [money] available to make significant improvements, no question about that,” he said. “We’re gonna be aggressive, play the market and see what’s there.”

According to Alderson, the goal this winter is to improve the team as a whole, not just one position.

“The money that we have to spend, we could spend a majority on one player, we could spread it around, there’s a variety of ways to do it,” Alderson said. “You can’t go in to the season with three or four below-average positions. We can’t get by with multiple positions that way.”

He also told Francesa…

  • Juan Lagares is ahead of Matt den Dekker, in terms of overall development.
  • He has enough of a sample to make decisions on Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada.
  • More important than having a closer is having depth in the bullpen to fill in for injuries and players that do not work out.
  • David Wright is the only player he would say is a given to be in the everyday lineup in 2014.
  • Daniel Murphy can be a member of a championship team.
  • There is a possibility the Mets could look to bring back Johan Santana.
  • The Mets are hardly the only team looking to acquire an established hitter this winter.

To listen to Alderson’s full interview with Francesa, keep checking WFAN.com.