Found January 04, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, posted his regular mailbag feature this week and I found this Q&A pretty interesting: I don’t want to be “that guy,” but am I the only fan ruing the day that the Mets did not pull the trigger on trading for Roy Halladay? There’s no doubt that Halladay is one of the top pitchers in the league. There’s just as little doubt that Fernando Martinez is a bust. – Matt F., Farmingdale, N.Y. Sure. The Mets probably regret trading Tom Seaver, too. It’s easy to look back and say the Mets should have traded for Halladay in 2009, just as it’s easy to criticize umpteen other deals made and not made over the years. But recall that to land Halladay, the Mets would have reportedly had to give up not only Martinez, but also Jon Niese, Bobby Parnell and Ruben Tejada, forcing them to part with three of their top five prospects for a 32-year-old pitcher with significant mileage on his arm. In hindsight, of course that deal would have gone in New York’s favor, given Hallad...
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