Mets GM Sandy Alderson is excited about this season. And you should be too.
As if the fact that Mets pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training on Sunday isn’t exciting enough, Alderson is here to pump us all up a bit more. The Mets GM spoke with Steve Serby of The New York Post about a plethora of topics.
Now, what was the first thing he had to share? His excitement for this upcoming season.
Additionally, Alderson acknowledged the fact that the team did not add any big names from outside the organization — you know, that thing many fans have been complaining about this offseason. Well, what does he really think about this?
"“I think that while we haven’t seen a lot of new faces or won’t see a lot of new faces in spring training, other than some young players that we have coming through our system, we’re gonna have players coming back who weren’t able to perform, mostly for health reasons last season, and as a result I think we’ve got the potential to be better than we were last year and comparable to what we were in 2015. We’ve got starting pitchers coming back, we’ve got position players coming back, we’ve got some young players with room to grow… I just think the potential is there to be very good.”"
Well, there you have it.
Now I can sit here and remind you about all of the injuries from last season, but I won’t put you through that. I will however remind you that our pitchers are expected to be healthy this season, so fingers crossed.
Speaking of pitchers, does Matt Harvey have something to prove now that Noah Syndergaard is seen as the ace of the team? He probably feels like he does, and Alderson obviously does have some expectations for him which we’ll get to in a second…