The New York Mets often do things their own way with mixed results. Queens’ representatives have spent the last few years frantically for positional players, and the 2022 off-season is no exception.
However, the depth of the mound is not observed and is desirable. At the very least, team captain Sandy Alderson is well aware of this.
“The opening cycle is definitely something we need to look at. I think we will definitely consider it if the opportunity arises to do something on a large scale. However, based on our experience over the past year, the depth at the bottom of the cycle is also very important.”
Alderson’s words were confirmed in 2021, when Jacob Dickrom was out of the game for a long time. The latter, like Carlos Carrasco and Taijuan Walker, will return in the next campaign.
However, even with the return of Nova Sinterkart it was not enough. As Alderson points out, his dangerous health raises the role of questions.
“He has not been active for two years and he appears to be in good health at the moment. Questions about him will continue for as long as he is on the mat.”
The Mets are unlikely to get caught up in the bid for Robbie Ray, Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw, but other options like Kevin Cosman, Marcus Stroman and John Gray should be evaluated.