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What Mets can do after Van Wagen's NL East boasts

The week's statement by Brodie Van Wagenen that his Mets can already be seen as the team to beat in the NL East may not be a positive development for those who expect another splash or two this winter by the General Manager. While Mets has raised significant needs over the past three weeks, and it is more likely that the next wave of additions will be about filling cracks than planning another Citi Field press conference to introduce another potential game dealer . There are always the smallest possibilities Mets can play and can hope for Bryce Harper, but Van Wagen's documents and statements in recent weeks suggest something else, and this organization has hardly shown a stomach to give mega contracts to free agents, which in this case would seek north of $ 300 million. Why even the narrowest possibility that Mets could drive Harper? Simply the "honeymoon" as an industry source described it this week as Van Wagenen continues to glimpse the eye of COO Jeff Wilpon and could potentially convince his boss to rock the baseball world by signing 26-Old Slugger. Now back to reality. The mets seem to be intended to add an outfield bat with much lower caliber and tackle the bullpen with an eye against a potential launcher / swingman who would provide a policy of rotation. While Van Wagen plays a large right-handed bat to help out in the field &#821 1; a description that suits the AJ Pollock industry, Mets still…

The week’s statement by Brodie Van Wagenen that his Mets can already be seen as the team to beat in the NL East may not be a positive development for those who expect another splash or two this winter by the General Manager.

While Mets has raised significant needs over the past three weeks, and it is more likely that the next wave of additions will be about filling cracks than planning another Citi Field press conference to introduce another potential game dealer .

There are always the smallest possibilities Mets can play and can hope for Bryce Harper, but Van Wagen’s documents and statements in recent weeks suggest something else, and this organization has hardly shown a stomach to give mega contracts to free agents, which in this case would seek north of $ 300 million.

Why even the narrowest possibility that Mets could drive Harper? Simply the “honeymoon” as an industry source described it this week as Van Wagenen continues to glimpse the eye of COO Jeff Wilpon and could potentially convince his boss to rock the baseball world by signing 26-Old Slugger.

Now back to reality.

The mets seem to be intended to add an outfield bat with much lower caliber and tackle the bullpen with an eye against a potential launcher / swingman who would provide a policy of rotation.

While Van Wagen plays a large right-handed bat to help out in the field &#821

1; a description that suits the AJ Pollock industry, Mets still looks like in the quest for smaller pieces like Adam Jones and Melky Cabrera.

The fact Jones is represented by CAA, the company that until recently employed Van Wagenen as the main responsibility for the baseball division, indicates that the communication lines have been open between the two sides. But there are questions about 33-year-old Jones still able to handle the midfield, where Metsna could possibly use another set of legs. Cabrera is a switch hitter whose center field days lie behind him.

Juan Lagares is under contract for the next season of $ 9 million and is still under serious consideration – despite his injury history – to enter spring training as the starting center fielder.

In the bulletin, Mets continues to evaluate left-hand alternatives. Justin Wilson may be meaningful, but a clean left-wing specialist like Tony Sipp or Oliver Perez is less likely, because team members seem to have something to try Daniel Zamora for that role.

Mets has discussed the idea of ​​a veteran / swingman behind Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and Jason Vargas, but Kyle Dowdy’s choice last week, as a rule, the 5th draft may mean that Metsna commits the roster site to the right.

If Dowdy is not placed on 25-man rosters and held there throughout the season, Mets must offer him back to the Indians.

As stated, Mets payroll is in $ 150 million neighborhood – where it has lived for each of the last two seasons – after Wilson Ramo’s arrival on a freelance contract. Mets has also added Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz from Mariners and Completed Bullpen with Jeurys Family Return. Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak and Wilmer Flores have all been drawn from the big league match that ended last season.

Reporting date for spring training was announced by Mets. Pitchers and prisoners depend in Port St. Lucie on February 12 and position player on February 16th. Spring’s first full-squad training is scheduled for February 18th.

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