Collins satisfied with off-season moves
Published by Keith Gendron
Apparently, Sandy Alderson and the Mets are finished spending this off-season. With Stephen Drew still available, it seems more likely that Boston will sign him to a multi-year deal as their shortstop, moving rookie Xander Bogaerts to play third base. Alderson, stated that the Mets are also not close to adding any veteran help to the bullpen, as reported by Anthony Dicomo of MLB.com.
So, can Terry Collins be satisfied with the moves the Mets made this off-season? Collins said during the winter meetings in December that priority number 1 was to seek protection in the lineup for David Wright. Collins as well as Mets fans think that matter was addressed by the signing of Curtis Granderson. The one year deal for outfielder Chris Young also should add pop to a lineup that has been deficient for years in this category. But, not signing Drew, means that Mets fans will have to settle for Ruben Tejada at shortstop. If he bounces back from last years horror show in the field and at bat, that would be commendable, but at his best does not put up offensive numbers close to Drew’s.
With the Mets hoping Granderson stays healthy, Young’s, Davis’ and Tejada’s career to make a turn for the better, there are still many questions regarding the offense. That’s why offering Drew a one or two year deal should have been a no brainer.
Collins has to be happier that the Mets brought in Granderson, but overall he cannot be content, with the Mets attempt at addressing their shortcomings and now relying on all these young arms in the bullpen can backfire as well. Hopefully they can bring some veteran arms on minor league deals to assist in the bullpen growth.