The combination of a lackluster free agent class and a lack of available cash have the Mets allegedly focusing on trades to address their needs this offseason. So now seems like a good time to look at the trade record of GM Sandy Alderson. Let’s start off looking at his moves for the Mets and then go back and do a brief overview of his time with the A’s.
According to Baseball-Reference, in nearly two years with the Mets, Alderson has made just seven trades. Here they are in chronological order, with who the Mets gave up listed first:
Michael Antonini for Chin-lung Hu
Eddie Kunz for Allan Dykstra
Francisco Rodriguez and cash for Adrian Rosario and Danny Herrera
Carlos Beltran and cash for Zack Wheeler
Angel Pagan for Ramon Ramirez and Andres Torres
Omar Quintanilla for future considerations
Pedro Beato for Kelly Shoppach
Obviously getting Wheeler for a two-month rental of Beltran is the one that stands out, although the cash the Mets included in the deal ($4 million...