Originally written January 03, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
We have heard that the Mets are going through a complete overhaul, rebuilding the organization from the ground up. Travis d’Arnaud jumped to the top of the Mets prospect list. Until the trade that sent RA Dickey to the Blue Jays for prominent prospects Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard, it sure didn’t look like a team that was rebuilding. The Dickey trade was the first action taken by general manager Sandy Alderson that signaled that the team may be undergoing a rebuilding phase. Unfortunately, due to circumstances, the Dickey trade was not really so much a part of the rebuilding process as it was picking the pocket of a team (the Blue Jays) that is putting all of their eggs in one basket in 2013.Trading a prominent major league commodity for minor league prospects is generally the tell-tale sign that a team is entering a rebuilding phase. The question is, should the Mets be rebuilding from the ground up? Rebuilding is a term that we generally hear coming from places like Kansas ...
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