|David Wright wearing the Mets' alternate colors (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|New York Mets 3B David Wright (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|English: NY Mets GM Sandy Alderson with sportswriter Tom Verducci in 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Well the holiday season has officially started, and Christmas is only a few weeks away.
Sandy Alderson has promised time and time again that this winter will be different, in his words "i have to watch these games too" so it is clearly in everyone's best interest that he be active, both in the Free Agent Market and looking for trade partners.
The Winter Meetings will begin later this week and that will be a sure measure of how active the Mets management will be this winter. A few weeks ago, the GM meetings were held and there has been conversations with different GMs regarding players that would help the Mets have a relevant 2014 season.
While many fans want spending to be excessive, Alderson knows that the spending needs to be smart and long term based, not the instant gratification purchasing that may help in 2014 but would be detrimental within five years with bad contracts.
Last season, the priority was David Wright, as was prudent, he is clearly the face and voice of the team, and is very well respected by fans, players, managers, coaches and even media outlets throughout the country. Alderson has said repeatedly that Wright's contract of 8 years for $138 Million will not be repeated, but knew that investing in Wright for several years is in the best interest of the Mets and all of New York.
Before Wright signed last winter, he was assured by management that the team's finances would have greater flexibility this year. He was also sold on the fact that there is a solid plan in place by management.
Well Mr Alderson, your shopping season has started, how will you spend and on whom?
Fans and your team's Captain are anxiously waiting for answers and solutions.