Found July 31, 2012 on Mets360.com:
It has been noted here and elsewhere, the startling lack of activity by the New York Mets in the ramp-up to the trading deadline. If you’re reading this, you know the litany: the Mets were firmly “in it,” on July 6. The time would have appeared to be ripe for reinforcements – in the form of a lefty-mashing catcher or outfielder and additional bullpen arms — heading into the All-Star Game, baseball’s semi-annual trade show. Surely, Mets’ GM Sandy Alderson would come away with a useful piece or two for a sure-to-be-exhilarating stretch run. For whatever reason, he came away with nothing. Was he throwing his body in front of the farm system, shouting “YOU! SHALL! NOT! PASS!?” Was he aiming for the moon and unwilling to settle for anything less than his fondest desire? Was he simply hamstrung by the Wilpons’ iffy finances? Obviously, we’ll never know. Sandy Alderson did not get as far as he has, or build his very high repute by acting like an idiot. No GM worth his salt – let alone Alderso
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