Mets' GM Not Ready To Buy
NYP - “What I’ve said before [is] there is no single acquisition at least that I can see that is going to change what’s transpired over the last two months,” Alderson said before the Mets beat the Cubs 4-3 at Citi Field on Thursday. “It’s going to have to come from within. There may be things we can do that can improve the team — we’ve done various things over the last couple of months to try to improve the team — but certainly we’ll be monitoring the market. But I don’t believe right now that an acquisition is going to make a big difference for us.”
Doesn't this seem like the wrong outlook? As I have said before, the Mets are World Series contenders based on the mere fact they were in it last year. The 2015 is proof how one move can make all the difference.
There is absolutely no denying how atrocious the hitting has been besides Cespedes and Walker. Yes, Reyes was brought in, but how much is he really going to help? The Mets NEED to go out and get a bat - if they don't make a legitimate move before the deadline, the results just will not be there. Alejandro de Aza, my least favorite player in the MLB, has been batting leadoff. He is hitting .158! .158!!!! How can Sandy not see room for change that will benefit the team?
I am not saying go out and get Lucroy (even though that would be PERFECT), but like Reyes, get someone who is better than what they have.
I have faith Sandy will do the right thing.