Count Mets general manager Sandy Alderson as one of many baseball executives who are unimpressed by the Jayson Werth deal.
According to a NewJersey.com report, Alderson had an interesting response when asked about the seven-year, $126 million contract Werth signed with the Washington Nationals on Sunday.
"Makes some of our contracts look pretty good," Alderson said. "That’s a long time, and a lot of money. I thought they were trying to reduce the deficit in Washington."
Alderson also went on to say that the Mets would be very conservative this offseason when it comes to awarding players multiyear deals.
"I would be concerned about even a two-year deal compromising some of our options for next year," he said.
The Mets signed outfielder Jason Bay to a four-year, $66 million deal before the 2010 season, while also signing closer Francisco Rodriguez to a three-year, $37 million contract before the 2009 season.
Werth’s new contract has drawn the ire of executives throughout the league, who believe the deal will make other free agents more difficult to sign.
Fox’s Ken Rosenthal said an unnamed GM called the Werth contract "absolutely bat—- crazy" earlier in the day.