Are you ready to sacrifice 2011?

Sandy Alderson insists the Mets will compete in 2011, but at the same time acknowledges limited resources and holes in the rotation and bullpen. The plan is for those injured to bounce back healthy and the others to play at the top of their game.

Don’t expect Johan Santana before the All-Star break at the earliest. We’ve known since he joined the organization this would be the case, but it is sinking in after coming home with scraps from the winter meetings. Yes, the Mets needed a back-up catcher and another bullpen arm, but that’s not enough to get it done.

Alderson said today he’d like seven or eight arms to compete for starter roles but came up with only Mike Pelfrey, RA Dickey, John Niese, Dillon Gee and Pat Misch. Jenrry Mejia, he said, isn’t ready. Alderson didn’t say where the other arms would come from. Chris Young is somebody they are looking at, but he’s a project and wants more than what the Mets want to give.

Everything has to break right for the Mets to have a competitive season. That much Alderson has told us. He just hasn’t said how this is to happen.

5 thoughts on “Are you ready to sacrifice 2011?

  1. But he has stuck to his guns. Glad he know Mejia isnt ready. one less arm to break.
    Let’s see what happens. there may be a last minute. hey i’ll work for peanuts, pitcher who will come in for the love of the game. maybe Tom terrific has some left in the tank.. (JUST KIDDING!!)

  2. yes.

    the plan seems to be jenrry and rueben to be in the minors.

    both need work out of the glare of ny where they will be asked how come you didnt hit that ball?

    how come you made that pitch?

    let them learn the basics and get better away from queens.

  3. if this year they do what they have done the past few years i can live with that if they have a plan and communicate that to us.

    if when 2011 is over they have more room to build a proper team and can recover from the past of trot out a big signing while ignoring the huge hole in the bottom of your boat all the while proclaiming to the faithful what a beautiful sunny day it is.. as the boat is sinking.

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