Earlier this month the Mets GM Sandy Alderson replied after being asked if he was looking to make a more significant number of trades and free-agent signings than in years past?
“Well, I think that it’s possible, given what we have, that we’ll be more active in the trade market. But that’s not a given necessarily. I mean, I really do believe that some of our players are on the verge of making bigger contributions. But it’s been two years. We have a better idea now of who we have at the major-league level, who’s coming from our player-development system, and the places where we need to look outside.
“There are a couple of obvious needs that we have. So it’s very possible that we’ll be more active in the trade market, as well as potentially in the free-agent market. But I don’t want to give the impression that we’ll be out in the free-agent market, looking for significant additions. We have lots of payroll tied up in a handful of players.
“That’s a situation that gradually has to resolve itself. We’re not really at that point.”
Add to this him also saying on a radio interview with WFAN’s Mike Francesa regarding upgrading the team’s outfielders and catchers this offseason that it’s,
“much more likely there will be significant change in those areas versus subtle changes”
and your left wondering what trades if any can Mets fans expect?
As far as trades go under this administration there have been 7 trades so far with the majority being minor trades. Probably the biggest trade so far has been the Beltran for Wheeler trade. The next biggest trade arguably was the Francisco Rodriguez trade to the Brewers followed by the Pagan for Ramirez & Torres trade. Below you can review the 7 trades under this administration so far as we wait to see how future trades will evolve.
- December 27, 2010 – Trade between Los Angeles Dodgers & New York Mets
- Incoming: IF, Chin-lung Hu
- Outgoing: SP, Michael Antonini (Minor Leagues)
- Incoming: 1B, Allan Dykstra (Minor Leagues)
- Outgoing: RP, Eddie Kunz
- Outgoing: RP, Francisco Rodriguez & Cash
- Incoming: SP, Zack Wheeler (Minor Leagues)
- Outgoing: RF, Carlos Beltran & Cash
- Outgoing: CF, Angel Pagan
- Incoming: Cash
- Outgoing: SS, Omar Quintanilla
- Incoming: C, Kelly Shoppach
- Outgoing: RP, Pedro Beato