Found August 01, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
July was a terrible month for Mets fans. After exiting the All Star break primed for a post season run, the season has spiraled out of control. Poor pitching, compounded by poorer execution at the plate and shotty defense have seen the Mets post season dreams, along with those of fans, shattered in short order. Understandably this has left the roster frustrated and the fanbase angry, but I’m happy to see that the front office didn’t stray from its plan. If you want to say that Sandy Alderson should have made a trade to aid the bullpen in late June or early July, it’d be difficult to argue with you. The Mets have had the worst pen for the large majority of the season, so change was necessary. However, I’m yet to see anyone propose a realistic scenario where the Mets could have acquired a reliever in a not yet developed trade market. Due to the second Wild Card spot, there weren’t nearly as many sellers as in previous years. Even fewer who were prepared to throw in the towel in late ...
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