Mets general director Brodie Van Wagenen has already been feeling confident of his club’s chances to return to the postseason in 2019, after completing the movement in a busy offseason. Very optimistic.

“What we feel well about using these four players will be that we may compete in the branch at this time. Internally, we’d assert that we’re the favorites in the branch at this time.”

Mets general director Brodie Van Wagenen has already been feeling confident of his club’s chances to return to the postseason in 2019, after completing the movement in a busy offseason. Very optimistic.

“What we feel well about using these four players will be that we may compete in the branch at this time. Internally, we’d assert that we’re the favorites in the branch at this time.”

Tweet out of @SteveGelbs: Large statement from @GMBVW only now: ���Internally, we’d assert which were the favorites in the branch at this time. ��� pic.twitter.com/QQTgWn04cI

It’s a bold statement from a firsttime general director — especially anyone who is available in being an outsider by the agent side of the company. But the Mets are quantifiably much better than they were when the off season began, Van Wagenen argued, and it’s still premature on the Hot Stove calendar.

Ramos was introduced Tuesday since the newest trade from the Mets’ competitive off season buying spree. He is the fourth former All-Star obtained by New York, following its blockbuster exchange for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz and signing of Free Agent reliever Jeurys Familia.

Familia thrilled to be back in NY, set with Diaz

“We have done a good deal of exactly what we now put out to complete so off season,” Van Wagenen explained. Two teammates, that was vital to us in terms of executing our goals that were run-production were included by us. And we’ve included a catcher that may upgrade that standing.

“If we mapped out on Nov. 1 that we would take this position heading in to Opening Day, we’d be very happy,” he added. “But now you would like to keep eliminating several of those’ifs.'”

After winning 12 of the first 14 games since they finished fourth in the National League East with a 77-85 23, a aging roster and also injuries hampered the Mets.

While their off season moves seem to make sure they are better the Mets are not even close to the NL East club seeking to make developments. The Nationals signed free agents Patrick Corbin — seen by most as the top rated available starting pitcher — and catcher Kurt Suzuki to upgrade weak points out of their’18 roster. And the Phillies are predicted to be among those off season’s most competitive shoppers, having already signed former MVP Andrew McCutchen and exchanged for All-Star short stop Jean Segura while also staying associated with a number of the best staying free agents, most especially Manny Machado and Bryce Harper.

But with all the frenetic activity happening in baseball branch of this offseason, Van Wagenen likes the Mets’ chances in 2019. Plus, there is still about two weeks left for him personally to enhance the Amazins’ roster before Spring Training begins.

“The benefit of this is that we aren’t to even the holidays yet,” Van Wagenen added,”and we have a lot of time for you to play and get creative and have some real money to pay to potentially add on to it. We’re not done.”

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here