According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York who spoke with Assistant GM John Ricco, the Mets will not overpay for any player that will help the team now, but at the expense of the future.
“We’re watching every day the same thing people are,” said assistant GM John Ricco on Thursday. “But you also can’t fool yourself into thinking that there’s one guy that is going to be the be-all and end-all solution to our problems. You can fall into that trap and make some big mistakes. It’s one of the good things about having an experienced guy like Sandy. He’s been down this road before.”
On Tuesday, Alderson specifically said that he could not see the team “trading a prospect that could have an impact on the team at the Major League level in 2013 or 2014.”
I’m so glad to finally see common sense prevail and that we’ll never see our future mortgaged for a one-shot deal to win a championship ever again.
If the Nationals and Braves want to bolster their teams for a chance to win by compromising their future, let them. No need for us to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge just because they are.
Ricco also added,
“It’s a pretty small universe of sellers. So the sellers that are out there are kind of playing it as, ‘Hey, we’re going to be aggressive.’ So on a couple of deals, or teams that we’ve been talking to, the price right now is higher. I think you’ve heard it from Sandy: He’s aggressive. He’s making phone calls. But there isn’t anything right now that fits what we want to spend.”
Read more from Rubin and Ricco at ESPN New York.