What’s On Tap For Mets Today At Winter Meetings

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – I’ll have a post this morning on how the Mets’ reluctance to offer multi-year deals could be working against them in their quest to acquire starting pitching.

COLLINS: Will talk today.

COLLINS: Will talk today.

This afternoon, manager Terry Collins will address the national media, and invariably answer questions about his rotation, bullpen and the first base situation. Alderson will also talk to the media this afternoon. If there are questions you’d like answered from Collins, please write them as a comment on this post and I’ll do my best to get them asked.

Alderson said nothing was imminent on the Ike Davis front, but a team to keep an eye on are the Pittsburgh Pirates. Speaking of the Pirates, there is no interest in bringing back catcher John Buck. The Mets have not said anything about bringing back Buck.

I plan on hosting another Q & A on Twitter today. I will announce a time later. Speaking of which, I ask that you follow me on Twitter. Thanks.

LATER THIS MORNING: The Mets’ reluctance to give multi-year contracts, plus their young pitching depth, are working against them in their quest for starting pitching.

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6 thoughts on “What’s On Tap For Mets Today At Winter Meetings

  1. I want to know what the team is doing to improve the outfield.

    I don’t see it. We spend $20m on 2 players who are not good enough. Why couldn’t they spend $20m on a player who would make a difference?

    Assuming we can’t move Ike what are the plans for first?

    What is the team doing to get Wilmer’s bat in the lineup?

    Since we haven’t hit the past few years, why do we go out and sign 2 players who can’t hit?

    What will our starting rotation be opening day?

  2. I’d like to know if there has been any thought of playing Flores at first. Seems to me if he can handle the position from a defensive standpoint (something I have no idea about), it answers a couple long-standing questions, and provides an answer going forward for a long time.

  3. Mackey: The Mets are still looking for a position for Flores. First base in a pinch might be an option, but he has not position earmarked for him.-JD

    • He can hit. We have 2 hitters on the team. Time for them to find a position for him. First base looks like a position.

      It would be too easy hence we will never do it.

      Better to put a no power no hit high strikeout player hw doesn’t belong in the majors there because we need to pay him $5m