Standings, Beat Reports & What’s Next for the Mets

The Mets, Marlins, Phillies and Nationals lost last night, while the Braves won.

To read about last night’s loss to the Rockies, check out this post on MetsBlog, as well as beat reports from, the Wall Street JournalStar-LedgerBergen RecordJournal NewsESPN New YorkNewsday, the Daily News and New York Post.

In case you missed it yesterday, Sandy Alderson said on WFAN that his team’s roster will be much different next season.

“So we need an infusion of players, productive players, players who are going to hit for power,” he said.

Though he wouldn’t rule out signing a free agent outfielder like a Michael Cuddyer, Jason Kubel or a Josh Willingham, he said he is more likely to add players by trades.

“We definitely have trade chips. We have players that we can trade if we decided that is the way to go,” he explained. “I think we have assets. I don’t know what kind of cash assets we’ll have. That’s to be determined. But I think our system is in a much better position today to make trades than it was two years ago, even a year ago.”

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

He’s right, and I’m glad Alderson said this. The bottom line is he needs better players. The Mets have some nice stories, nice personalities, decent young players on this team, but they’re also just not that good. There is a base here, but that’s it. It’s time for Alderson to begin Phase 2 here, and I’m glad to hear it might begin now.

Lastly, later today, the Mets will look to salvage the final game of their four-game series with the Rockies this afternoon at Citi Field, with Collin McHugh facing Tyler Chatwood at 1:10 pm.