Scarecrow: I haven't got a brain... only straw.
Dorothy: How can you talk if you haven't got a brain?
Scarecrow: I don't know... But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking... don't they?
Dorothy: Yes, I guess you're right.
There's no set time for how long a rebuild takes, but they're generally completed before the next ice age, and progress toward that end is never this slow, the Mets are totally handcuffing their own development by refusing to sign a single major leaguer.
The Mets are now out of trade chips, and even with TDA et al, this club is still light years away from winning the World Series. It's still gong to finish 4th, and attendance is still falling.
Where's the $$$$$??????
And "ultimately," Alderson said, "we're judged on whether we win or lose."