All notes courtesy of metsblog
“d’Arnaud has not played since last June because of an injury, but we think he’s very close. We think Wheeler’s close. … I think it’s reasonable to expect that our fans will see one or both of them some time in the season, if not early in the season.”
May go into camp w/current OFers
“There’s not a lot left on the shelf,” Alderson explained. “At some point, we have to realize the outfield is not the strength of our team. But at least going into Spring Training, we maybe looking at what we have, and not being able to make an addition.”
Bourn/draft pick situation
Sandy Alderson said on Sunday he would like to have a sense as to how the league might rule on protecting his first-round pick before finalizing a deal for a player who requires draft compensation.
“It is conceivable we get one or two [relievers],” Alderson said. “We’re actually looking to find somebody to pitch at the back-end. We might have to get creative to do so, but there’s definitely a possibility that we can upgrade there before the beginning of Spring Training. … I’m sure Brian is still in our mix, and other clubs as well.”
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