December 5th, 2015

#MetsPlusMeetings Inbox #1

Today, I arrived in Nashville, Tennessee, for the MLB Winter Meetings. Earlier in the day, I placed a call to the fans for inbox questions. 

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1. Frank C. via email – Will Alderson’s absence hinder the Mets winter meetings plans?

While no one likes to talk about something else when there is a health issue, many have been asking this exact question. I honestly believe that the “action packed – no holding back” week that we were going to have will be toned down. (Frankly, I don’t think we were going to have that week even if Sandy was down here).

2. @George2gman – How is the mood there Niko? Any activity as far as meetings in the hallways etc?

To be honest there has been little to no action. I’ve seen the executives, some GM’s and recognizable TV personalities, but since the meetings don’t officially start for two more days, I haven’t seen guys in suits frantically picking up cell phones.

3. Ed E. – Who will the Mets get during the week [of the winter meetings]? 

I would be surprised if the Mets picked up a household name this week. If I was in charge of the Mets, I would look for a durable reliever, yet that market is surprisingly thin at a cheaper price point, something that used to be in prosperity. 

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Stay tuned for more updates on twitter @NikoMetsPlus

I’m here at the 2015 Winter Meetings!

Me At the WinterMeetings

The Winter Meetings have long been touted as the biggest week in the MLB offseason. This year, the MLB Winter Meetings are being held in the Gaylord Opryland hotel, and that’s where I am now!

Before I go into any details about the Meetings or the Mets, I want to thank the people that got everything worked out that allowed me to come down here. It’s a very prestigious event and I know that space at the Resort is limited, and I’m very proud to cover these meetings for MetsPlus.com, I hope it’s the first of a few.

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MLB Network’s desk for their daily coverage of the Meetings

I’ve already seen people I know from MLB Network TV shows, and there is a great energy in the building. I flew in from New York late last night, and I just checked in at this amazing resort. Inside the resort, there is a beautiful outdoor garden called the “Delta”, a few great restaurants, and the famous Grand Ole Opry. However, I’m not here to see the (while great) sights and sweet sounds of Nashville. I’m here for the meetings.

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If you want to ask me a question to be featured on tonight’s #MetsPlusMeetings Inbox, email me at Niko@MetsPlus.com or tweet me @NikoMetsPlus. I’ll answer a few questions tonight!