Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/11/13
As the trade deadline nears, the debate grows more intense every day as to the approach the Mets should take with respect to their more marketable players. Should they approach next year with an expectation to contend and hold on to all key components of what appears to be a newly energized roster? Or should they be taking a hard look at the big picture for holes yet to be filled that may best be addressed by the trade market? It is an interesting conundrum that they find themselves in: showing real improvement in the past few weeks and playing some of their best ball of the season, but leaning heavily on outlier factors like a career season from a 35-year old journeyman (Marlon Byrd), a string of fine starts by a seeming scrap-heap pickup (Jeremy Hefner), and surprising production from a motley crew of mid-career role players (Josh Satin, Omar Quintanilla, Andrew Brown). Is this team whole greater than the sum of its parts? Possibly. If so, what represents the soundest course of ac...
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