The truck left Citi Field today packed with equipment for spring training. Pitchers and catchers report in 11 days. I’m ready for some spring training games – I love this time of year.
Mets GM Sandy Alderson spoke to fans gathered to see the truck leave and addressed some important topics from the offseason:
- Jay Bruce, Adrian Gonzalez, Anthony Swarzak, and Jose Reyes signings bring the Mets payroll to $137M currently
- The Mets are still looking for infield help and Neil Walker, Eduardo Nunez, and Todd Frazier are still in play
- Mike Moustakas doesn’t appear to be a fit for the Mets because of cost, loss of a draft pick and international signing money
- Asdrubal Cabrera wanting to play second base opens up some new options for the Mets to consider filling a hole at third base instead of second