Is Sandy Alderson reading Mets Police?
(Hi Sandy – loved the tie today)
Yesterday afternoon prior to the press conference the Mets tweeted:
What do you want to ask Sandy? Send us your questions and we’ll pick a few for Sandy to answer today
I know a lot of people responded, including yours truly as well as Shannon. Tonight, the Mets sent out an email with a video link of Sandy answering selected questions tweeted by fans.
He answered 3 questions – 2 of them were ours
You can see the full video here, but let’s look at the questions we submitted
My question to Sandy – Do you feel that there are any untouchable players in the organization should the opportunity for a trade present itself?
Hi response was basically no. There are players whose cost would be very high, others that they would not shop, and core “fan favorites” – “but in terns of having truly untouchables, the answer is we don’t have any”
Shannon’s question was the final one – I would like to know if you would consider winning the NL but not the World Series to be a successful year?
Shannon must be doing cartwheels over this answer – “…it would be foolish not to acknowledge that there had been something accomplished, but ultimately that’s not the goal, and from personal experience, nobody’s happy going home number 2”
What can we get from this? I think a lot. Nobody is untouchable – so if the right deal presents itself that makes baseball sense, he will do it (and I believe he’s got the cajones to pull it off too). But most importantly, a competitive team is not the goal – winning the World Series is the goal.
And just in case Sandy really does read Mets Police – Sandy, Day 1 was good and you made at least me smile. I’m looking forward to Day 2.