Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 6/4/13
Your intrepid columnist got a little jolt this morning. He clicked on MetsBlog.com to read that there is a very strong possibility that the Mets will be buyers at the trade deadline. Really? Buyers? After going from the extremely high mountaintop of sweeping the Yankees to the deepest of valleys in being swept by the Marlins? After even Matt Harvey got roughed up by a gang with a statistically worse offense than the Mets? Why on Earth would the Mets be buyers in this season which so closely resembles a combination of urban blight and dandruff? As with most things about this team, the answer is comes down to the owners. According to Matt Cerrone at MetsBlog, if they’re not buyers, GM Sandy Alderson – once the great hope to a downtrodden fan base, now edging towards being the symbol of front office futility – is likely to leave after his contract expires after the 2014 season; he “wants to significantly move the franchise forward in the next year or so.” If he won...
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