I know that there is this anxiety by some over the Mets having not signed a player to a Major League contract but as I said a while back it’s not if they are 1st or last to sign a player to a Major League contract but rather will we like the choice made when they do sign a player?
That said, in an article by Anthony DiComo of MLB.com he writes that the Mets plan to add one or two bullpen arms on Major League deals, in addition to one or two more on Minor League contracts. DiComo goes on to quote the Mets GM Sandy Alderson to say that money “is not an issue at this point.” Though I would venture to speculate based on earlier quotes that it is an issue in regards to outfielders and starting pitching not in the sense that they don’t have it (which can still be debated) but more in the sense of is it worth overpaying for what is available out in free agency.
At least that appears to be the perception The Mets GM wants to portray based on this quote, “We think that the free-agent market for outfielders was almost as overpriced as the market for starting pitching. But be that as it may, we’re still looking.”
You can read the article in it’s entirety and what else the Mets GM had to say here.