If Reyes doesn’t resign and walks away for nothing more than a compensatory pick Alderson is gonna take A LOT of heat for not trading Jose when he could have gotten something in return.
We all respect Sandy Alderson. He arrived with glowing reports from his days as a GM and an MLB executive. It felt like we finally had a GM who knew what he was doing AND would behave himself in public and private. And best of all he was a guy Jeff Wilpon couldn’t boss around.
That was all great.
But now as we enter the 2011-12 hot stove season its time for Alderson to deliver.
If you think about it Sandy already made the decision not to trade Reyes during the season. Which to me says he thought he’d be able to re-sign him, right?
If the Mets were making a concerted effort but just got outbid by another team so be it.
I mean if you knew you weren’t going to make a real effort to re-sign him the ONLY sensible move is to deal him mid-season.
I know we weren’t getting a Herchel Walker-esque package in return but we could have gotten SOMETHING.
Now it sounds like the Mets aren’t being even slightly aggressive about resigning Jose.
So if we weren’t going to make a serious run at him in winter WHY WAS HE STILL ON TEAM AFTER TRADE DEADLINE??!!??
As far as BMF is concerned this is potentially a MAJOR GAFFE that can very well turn the fanbase against Alderson.