Sandy Alderson speaks! The Mets GM paid a visit to the broadcast booth during Friday’s Mets-Giants game. Here are some of the highlights:
It was pointed out that the Mets had the best record in the National League in July at 15-10. He was asked if the team can keep it up as currently constituted.
“Do I think we can continue to do that? Yeah, I think that’s in our capabilities.”
Which led to questions about his failure to make any moves at the trade deadline to make the team even stronger.
“One of the reasons we didn’t make a deal at the deadline is that we didn’t want to be sellers unless it made absolute sense for us now and in the future.”
He said a couple of teams called to ask about Daniel Murphy. Alderson said he set a “high standard” to deal Murphy and other players, and obviously no one met those standards.
The Mets rejuvenated bullpen also drew interest.
“We had some inquiries about one or two guys in our pen. It has taken us so long to get the pen to a decent level, the thought of subtracting from it was not appealing.”
On the flurry of activity by other teams, Alderson said he does not feel left out.
“Is there anyone out there we should have been in on? Except for one or two exceptions, I don’t think there was anyone we missed… by and large we knew what was there.”
Alderson said he will keep an eye on the waiver wire to see what is available in August.