Originally written on The Baseball Page  |  Last updated 10/23/14
The trading deadline is just over a month away and the New York Mets are in a unique position as buyers. The team's good first half and addition of the second wild card to the playoff format makes it more likely the Mets will have a chance to clinch a playoff spot. The problem, however, is that the second playoff spot opens up the race to a lot of teams, creating a scenario where there are even more buyers and fewer sellers in the trade market than ever before. There are only five teams with no shot at the postseason right now (San Diego, Seattle, Minnesota, Colorado, and the Chicago Cubs) making it a clear seller's market.  The Mets do need to improve their team if they want to make a run at the playoffs, but they should not do it at the expense of one of the team's top young prospects (such as pitchers Zack Wheeler, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, or Jenrry Mejia). Given their prospect limitations, the Mets should be focused on trying to find an arm to help their much bel...
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