Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 7/26/12
The big news today in Metsland is that Sandy Alderson turned down a trade offer from the Padres where the club would have sent Daniel Murphy west in return for Luke Gregerson. On July 1st this might have been an interesting trade proposal. On July 26th, if Sandy had pulled the trigger it would have been the classic case of locking the barn door after all of the horses escaped. But let’s pretend that this offer did indeed come at the end of June when the Mets were still in the race and had not been demoralized by all of the reliever meltdowns. Would it have been a good trade for the club? No, it would have been a terrible trade. Gregerson has been a good reliever since he came up in 2009. Last year a 3.8 HR/FB helped mask a mediocre season. But in 2012, Gregerson has rebounded and his 3.05 ERA is right in line with his 3.15 xFIP. Gregerson’s main pitch is his slider, which he has thrown a whopping 66.2 percent of the time in 2012. As you might expect, this makes him very toug...
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