Alderson: Status quo on investor front

Sandy Alderson said he hoped to limit his comments in 2012 to his area of responsibility, but he stood behind comments made last month that Fred Wilpon and family should close on some minority investment sales in January. The Mets are selling $20 million blocks of the team to raise funds.

"There is nothing that I said in those other [non-player] areas at Christmas that has changed from my standpoint," Alderson said Thursday. "But what I expect to do as we go forward here is focus on the team, which I think is most important from my standpoint. That's my area of responsibility and I'm going to try to limit myself to that."