" Alderson is unsure whether he is gonna tender Wilson A contract upon watching him workout for the Mets"
A- He doesnt look so good and Sandy doesnt see him as an upgrade to what we have.As comical as that almost sounds when you look at franscisco.
B- He looked pretty good and Sandy realized A minor league contract wont be able to get it done.
Which is more likely? A or B.
I'll go with C: SA knows he will help but can't convince the wilpons to give him the money to sign him
That is probably what would be the ACTUAL reason for not signing him....but the wilpon spin would be either A or B
Of the choices I have read so far....I go with D.
D) He knows exactly what he wants to do but doesn't want to tell it to a reporter which would only interfere with things.
In my own opinion, I'll throw option "E" out there which is very similar to "D" but that he DID want to tell a reporter. It is a widely used technique by many, to intentionally put out misinformation to the media, to throw others off the trail. Sandy is trying to position himself for the best negotiation possible, and keeping the level of his true interest close to his vest in an attempt to keep the price down while not broadcasting to other GM's that the Mets are seriously in on Wilson. The expression "Let sleeping dogs lie" is appropriate here. We dont need other teams getting involved once they get a whiff of our intentions, only to drive the price up.
Which is more likely?
The the end of the world of JoseJose making a truly intelligent post?
My bet would be on the former.