Mets not planning to make significant move for SS
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson quashed any notion on Tuesday afternoon that the club might make a substantial move for a shortstop, according to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo.
The possibility still exists that the Mets could make a marginal upgrade over current shortstop Wilmer Flores, but DiComo said the most likely scenario is that the team does not make any shorstop-related moves this winter. Alderson and Mets skipper Terry Collins have both thrown their support behind Flores in recent weeks, but that’s obviously to be expected with Flores currently penciled in as the club’s Opening Day starter.
The Mets had been linked in varying extents this offseason to the Rangers’ Elvis Andrus, Colorado’s Troy Tulowitzki and the Cubs’ Starlin Castro. None of those seem to be options at this point, though nothing can be ruled out this time of year.
The Mets have organizational pitching depth that they could tap into in any potential trades, but they seem unlikely to do so for a big-name shorstop at this point.
— Paul Casella