Is It A Coincidence Mets Tix Go On Sale After A Week Of Positive Storylines?

There were at least a half-a-dozen storylines that came out of the General Managers Meetings this week that if played out in the positive would change the perception of the Mets heading into the player acquisition phase of the offseason.

Among the storylines GM Sandy Alderson admitted:

ALDERSON: How positive is he really?  (AP)

ALDERSON: How positive is he really? (AP)

* Interest in relievers Joe Smith and Bryan Shaw, which would substantially increase the depth and quality of the bullpen. Alderson, however, wouldn’t disclose his budget.

* A willingness to discuss an extension for Jacob deGrom, which would fall under the classification of progressive thinking. Also falling in that category were promises to overhaul the medical staff.

* Not discounting partial interest in Japanese slugger Shohei Ohtnai. In fairness, Alderson said the Mets were open but did not say they were hot of the outfielder who also wants to pitch. Nobody expects the Mets will jump into the deep end of the Asian pool, but at least Alderson didn’t shoot it down entirely.

* Being open to trading some of their pitching depth, mentioning Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo and Rafael Montero. In the small print under the headlines is the limited trade value of the above starters, who will be needed if injury problems with Matt Harvey, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler continue.

* Positive news in Michael Conforto’s recovery from shoulder surgery to repair a torn posterior capsule. Also found in the small print was that possibly being able to swing the bat in late January doesn’t guarantee to be ready by Opening Day.

If all these storylines played out in the positive for the Mets, there would be a lot more to look forward to in 2018. It was a busy week in Orlando, and I mention these potentially positive storylines because today the Mets put single-game tickets on sale. Coincidence? You decide.

 

3 thoughts on “Is It A Coincidence Mets Tix Go On Sale After A Week Of Positive Storylines?

  1. They did nothing but bloviate as is usual from Sandy. Oh, I forgot, they acquired LH Matt Purke, whatever he is. I’m so sick of all the BS that comes from this Org. on a year-round basis. It keeps getting harder to be a Met fan and I think they are gonna see it big time at the box office. They already increased bobblehead givaways to 25,000 fans, up from 15,000! They are preparing for another horible season it seems.

  2. We are cutting payroll next year

    After a horrible season where
    1) we don’t have a rotation
    2) we are missing at least half the infield
    3) we have questions in the whole outfield
    4) our pen is considered weak
    5) we have no bench

    With so many holes to fill and nothing in the minors to help the club of course we are cutting the $ to help the club