Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/31/12
At 4:00 PM today the trade deadline came to and end with nary a move from the New York Mets. As the song says not a creature was stirring not even a mouse…. We weren’t buyers, nor were we sellers…. We were what you’d call not-so-innocent bystanders. Life goes on. In a conference call at 4:30 PM, Sandy Alderson faced the music and was as well prepared as a high-priced lawyer delivering the opening statement in the trial of the century: “I’m not sure we ever changed course. Being buyers has different connotations. … if you go back and review the chronology of the last month you realize things change pretty fast. … So, in terms of being aggressively buying for 2012, certainly things changed in that period of time and swiftly. At the same time, we continued to look for opportunities to improve the team both this year and in 2013. In some cases, even looking at rental players who would have only helped in 2012. … But, we ended up with a more modest agenda in 2012. … We were not looking to just
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