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Nobody ever said the Mets had the best talent in the National League, let alone the Eastern Division. Even so, it’s gratuitous for Alderson to make statements that point out the obvious.
In a recent appearance on New York sports radio station WFAN, Alderson said he’s “not happy” with the current shape of his club’s roster.
“I’m not happy where we are in preparation for 2013,” he told WFAN. “…I can assure you that where we are now is not where we want to be opening spring training. I mean, it’s conceivable we could be in the same position, but it’s not where we want to be.”
In other words, “We don’t have the horses to contend in this race.”
Player morale isn't boosted by negativity from the front office. If the Mets fade out early, there will be backlash against Alderson for not trying hard enough to secure helping hands. Fans will certainly be clamoring for both Alderson and Collins to be sent packing.