New York Mets’ pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on February 13, but general manager Sandy Alderson still has work to do.New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has made a lot of moves and non-moves this offseason that have shaped a strong roster heading into 2017.
The seemingly improbable contractual satisfaction achieved with star slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is a big enough accomplishment on its own, but Alderson also made the crucially important move of not trading last season’s deadline prize in Jay Bruce away for anything he didn’t deem worth it.
Alderson was also smart enough to realize that injuries significantly hampered a seriously strong roster in 2016, and therefore he didn’t make any unnecessary moves that would negatively affect cap space or clubhouse morale.
But even with all the positivity that has emanated from Queens since the Mets’ National League Wild Card loss to Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants, Alderson still has to make some decisions to keep his organization in serious contention for the 2017 World Series title.
So without further ado, here is the Mets’ ‘To-Do List’ before the inception of Spring Training 2017.