Recap of Sandy Alderson’s 1st Day of Winter Meetings

No moves were made during Day 1 of the Winter Meetings in Orlando on Monday, but Sandy Alderson addressed the media and apparently took a few meetings. Here is a recap of the first day of what hopefully will be a busy week for Alderson and the Mets:

wintermeetings— Alderson reportedly met with the Brewers to discuss a possible Ike Davis deal. The GM said the glut of first basemen should “resolve itself shortly,” suggesting a trade of Davis or Lucas Duda will go down this week.

— Sandy Alderson said he would like to add at least one starting pitcher, and that it almost certainly will be on a one-year deal. In typical Alderson fashion, he hedged his bet. “We’d be hesitant to give a multi-year deal, but that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t,” Alderson said.

— Alderson met with Bartolo Colon’s agent on Monday about possibly filling that role. He might be amenable to a one-year contract at about $10 million.

— The Mets are shopping Daniel Murphy, but team insiders are not sure they will be able to deal him. Alderson said in the event that Murphy is traded, Eric Young and Wilmer Flores would compete for the second base job.

Sandy Alderson is obviously much more active this season after taking a very passive approach in his previous three off-seasons. He has already made a couple of acquisitions; let’s hope there are more on the way.

5 thoughts on “Recap of Sandy Alderson’s 1st Day of Winter Meetings

  • December 10, 2013 at 6:07 am
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    I hate that Murph might be an ex-Met next season. He deserves more respect than that. If he was a Yankee he’d be in pinstripes for life. Why can’t the Mets do that with the guys who work hard and succeed? One of the reasons I am having a hard time finding interest anymore.

  • December 10, 2013 at 8:24 am
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    Hi Met Fan – I too love Murph but the Mets need to get more athletic at that position. I don’t think Murph’s value will be any higher than it is right now. I’m not suggesting that they make a deal just for the sake of a deal’s sake. However, if something comes along….. Murph is a strong chip.

  • December 10, 2013 at 9:35 am
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    Not sure why Murph takes such a knock all the time. What he lacks in quickness he makes up for in smarts – his positioning and throwing ability almost always make sure that he makes the play. Being quicker doesn’t mean jackadoodle if the glove isn’t there. Are we sure EYJ is that much of a second baseman? Can Flores make the transition? I’d rather look at Flores as being a shortstop, really, because a middle infield of Young and Tejeda brings little to the lineup. Weak stick with speed on one hand, weak stick with no speed on the other. At least Murph can HIT.

  • December 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm
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    Maybe Murph asked for a raise?

  • December 10, 2013 at 2:29 pm
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    Murphy will definitely get a raise, upwards of $6 million for 2014. That is probably the biggest reason the Mets might trade him. Murphy is a good player, but at some point he will not be worth the money. Would the Mets really lose much by having Eric Young at second at $2 million?

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