Reese Kaplan - Sometimes Patience Is A Virtue

As all of us sit around bemoaning the inertia with which Sandy Alderson has thus far approached this off-season, it got me to thinking about how he stacks up to the transactions made by other teams. Surprisingly, there are 11 teams that have not added a single major league caliber player and a few others whose acquisitions pale in comparison to the expensive but professional hitter the Mets snagged from Colorado. This list might help some of us slow down, take a deep breath, and get some perspective. Some good teams have done even less than the Mets.  Even the World Series winner has done bupkis.

Arizona Diamondbacks 
Rubby De La Rosa

Jeremy Hellickson
Yasmany Tomas

Allen Webster

Atlanta Braves 
Alberto Callaspo

Jim Johnson
Nick Markakis
Shelby Miller

Baltimore Orioles 

Boston Red Sox 
Wade Miley

Hanley Ramirez
Pablo Sandoval

Chicago White Sox 
Zach Duke
Adam LaRoche
David Robertson
Jeff Samardzija

Chicago Cubs 

Jon Lester
Tommy La Stella
Miguel Montero
Tsuyoshi Wada

Cincinnati Reds 

Cleveland Indians 

Colorado Rockies 

Detroit Tigers 

Florida Marlins
Dee Gordon
Dan Haren
Houston Astros
Hank Conger
Luke Gregorson
Pat Neshek
Kansas City Royals 

Los Angeles Angels 
Drew Butera

Los Angeles Dodgers 
Mike Bolsinger
Howie Kendrick

Ryan Lavarnway
Joel Peralta
Jimmy Rollins

(Not yet announced who's coming from SD for Matt Kemp)

Milwaukee Brewers 

Minnesota Twins 
Torii Hunter
Ervin Santana

New York Mets 
Michael Cuddyer

New York Yankees 
Didi Gregorius

Andrew Miller

Oakland Athletics 
Brett Lawrie

Philadelphia Phillies 

Pittsburgh Pirates 
Antonio Bastardo
A.J. Burnett
Francisco Cervelli
Francisco Liriano

San Diego Padres 
Clint Barmes

Matt Kemp

San Francisco Giants 

Seattle Mariners 
Nelson Cruz
J.A. Happ

St. Louis Cardinals 
Jason Heyward

Tampa Bay Rays 
Greg Harris
Jose Dominguez

Texas Rangers 

Toronto Blue Jays 
Josh Donaldson
Russell Martin
Michael Saunders

Washington Nationals


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