Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/13/12
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With the decline of 2012 New York Mets, many fans have rightfully reset their sights on what the future holds.  Even prior to the trade deadline, when there was still an outside chance of the team turning its free fall around, some fans sought additions for next season, 2014 and beyond.  The notion is sound, but there are multiple situations impeding such moves.  First and foremost, much of the team’s young, previously trade worthy talent, has limped through the past few months and immensely decreased their value.  Then there are the players whose contract make them a fixture in the dugout.  Jason Bay is no doubt the first player who comes to mind, however Johan Santana should be creeping up on that list as well. To be fair, I would have gladly accepted a twenty start season from Santana when the year began.  Fresh off what is often considered a career threatening surgery, Santana’s season got off to an encouraging start, but peaked with his June 1st no-hitter against the St. Louis ...
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