What percentage of the blame for how the Mets are run would you attribute to Alderson vs. the Wilpons?
We've posted about this recently.
It's very hard to analyze the 'deals that Alderson has made because we have no idea what are the ones he said no to.
The Wilpons, and how they have operated the team since the Madoff scandal, is a lot easier to figure out. It's all about the numbers here and, frankly, Saul Katz has pretty much been pulling those strings. Katz and Wilpon give Alderson a budget and stand back, waiting for a miracle.
Let's look past the R.A. Dickey deal.
Alderson made only seven other trades in his firs two years with the Mets. Beyond that, through today, trading seems to be something he likes to do on a minor league level. Now, in his defense, the Mets haven't been that deep in talent to pull off a blockbuster deal, but he has had the pitching prospects to do more that he has done.
|October 29, 2010||Named Sandy Alderson general manager.|
Michael Antonini for Chin-lung Hu
Eddie Kunz for Allan Dykstra
Francisco Rodriguez and cash for Adrian Rosario and Danny Herrera
Carlos Beltran and cash for Zack Wheeler
Angel Pagan for Ramon Ramirez and Andres Torres
Omar Quintanilla for future considerations
Pedro Beato for Kelly Shoppach
2012-2015: Traded LHP Kyle Lobstein to Detroit for cash.
Claimed C Anthony Recker off waivers from Chicago (NL).
Claimed RHP Chris Schwinden off waivers from the New York Yankees and optioned him to Buffalo (IL).
Claimed RHP Ryan Reid off waivers from Pittsburgh.
Traded RHP Seth Rosin to the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations.
Signed 1B Brandon Allen to a minor league contract.
signed RHP Joel Carreno and INF/OF Anthony Seratelli to minor league contracts.
Acquired 2B Dilson Herrera and a player to be named from Pittsburgh Pirates for C John Buck, OF Marlon Byrd and cash
Traded RHP Collin McHugh to Colorado for OF Eric Young Jr.
Traded RHP Gonzalez Germen to the N.Y. Yankees for cash considerations.
Acquired LHP Blake Taylor from Pittsburgh to complete an earlier trade, and assigned him to the GCL Mets.