Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/8/13
Will Mets trade first homegrown closer since Randy Myers? As Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported yesterday from a team source, Bill Madden of the Daily News, confirms that the Mets may not be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. The article also quotes a major league scout who hypothesizes that the Mets could be tempted to deal Bobby Parnell to the Red Sox for outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and a top pitching prospect, but then also adds that if they want to be able to compete next year, as they keep saying, “there’s no way they can trade him.” That’s pretty much my sentiment as well. For three years we’ve been hearing that 2014 would be the year that would bear the fruit of the first three losing seasons by Sandy Alderson. That would be the year when the plan would become more apparent to every fan. It would be the beginning of what they’ve called “a new Mets era of sustainable success.” Now I’m all for that… But wouldn’t any sustainable success require a solid bullpen led by a...
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