It was believed that Michael Conforto would be headed back to Las Vegas. However, Alderson said having the best 25 players on the roster is his primary concern with developing talent second on his list.
"Our mindset is we want the best 25 players we can put on the field," Alderson explained. "Issues of development, etc., are secondary to whether anybody can help us now. That's all relative based on who's doing what and comparisons among players."
In the event Conforto stays and Eric Campbell is demoted, playing time may be scarce this week with the Mets facing two left-handers during this week's series against Colorado.
The Mets will not announce a decision about who is getting sent down until Monday.
Matthew Cerrone: The Mets should keep Conforto. I reject the idea that he gains nothing by sitting on the bench for the Mets. First of all, he won't. He'll play here and there, spotting Cuddyer, or someone else, and coming off the bench as a left-handed hitter. More importantly, though, there are just 20 or so games left in Triple-A. I think there is A LOT more to be gained from riding the pine during a big-league pennant race, getting occasional at bats, knowing his role and soaking up the experience, than can be gained from returning to Triple-A to get regular bats in Las Vegas. Also, Conforto, who is 4 for his last 13, is a better hitter than Campbell, which is all that should really matter at this point anyway...