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:
— 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.