Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 11/15/14
The trade deadline came and went, and it was uneventful for the Mets. There had been talk of moving a few pieces. Sandy Alderson even hinted at the possibility of acquiring an outfielder at the deadline a couple of weeks ago when he was on The Mike Francesa Show. However, as the trade deadline rolled around, talk of the Mets attempting to deal somebody died down. There are pluses and minuses to buying and selling, but the Mets did not buy nor sell — they stood pat. The Mets could have dealt Marlon Byrd, who is having a terrific year and is arguably the best position player second to David Wright. A lot of teams would love to have a useful role player like Byrd, who could add some depth to a playoff contender, and also turn into a useful role player in a playoff situation. Teams usually are willing to pay for a player like Byrd with a prospect who has very raw talent and sometimes can develop into a decent big league player, but this usually does not happen. The move in general wo...
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