Sandy Alderson and his deputies addressed season-ticket holders on Wednesday night at Citi Field. Here's a summary from those who tweeted from the event, including @JLeopold516, @berkson0 and @michebag22:
Alderson insisted the lack of spending this offseason was his decision, not ownership imposed.
"The reason we haven't spent the money is not because of Fred Wilpon," he said. "It's because of me."
If that's true, when will the Mets ever spend on a big-time free agent then? After all, there may always be one overaggresive bidder for a prized free agent, leaving Alderson to conclude it's not prudent to bid that high.
"We understand what the market dictates and we have to be prepared to exist in that market," said Alderson, who indicated there is an urgency to winning, and that he has not set out on a 10-year plan.
"Am I going to recommended that we sit here in New York City and function like the Oakland Athletics for the next 10 years?" he continued. "No I'm not. ... I'm not asking you to believe me until you see some manifestation of that, which I hope is sooner rather than later."
Alderson dishes to season-ticket holders
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