Mets’ Front Office Discuss Plans For 2012 Season And Beyond
On Wednesday, Sandy Alderson, Paul DePodesta, John Ricco and J.P. Ricciardi were on hand at Citi Field to discuss their plans for the 2012 season and beyond as they get ready for the Winter Meetings that begin tomorrow.
Here are some of the comments they made:
- Sandy Alderson: We are committed to a winning team and we want you to be proud of our team. We want what YOU want, but we want to make sure we do it right so that we can be successful for years and years.
- Paul DePodesta: All four of these guys (Wheeler, Harvey, Mejia, Familia) all flash extraordinary stuff – top of the rotation type stuff. Three out of the four, excluding Mejia, made tremendous strides last year in terms of the consistency of their stuff. They are among the top 30 pitching prospects in all of baseball. They will all be in Double-A and higher to start 2012.
- John Ricco: Johan Santana is doing great. Our whole plan was to make sure he would be ready to go in spring training. Sand and I saw Johan in the instructional league and he’s feeling great and we got him mentally at a place where we wanted him and he’s gonna come in next season ready to pitch. Ike Davis is also doing fine. He’s out in Arizona working out and feeling great and he’s excited and ready for spring training.
- J.P. Ricciardi: We want the same things you guys want. You want a World Championship and that’s what we want – we want a World Championship too. There isn’t a waking moment that goes by that were not trying everything we can to make the Mets better.
About the Author: Craig Lerner
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