Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/1/13
As the calendar turns to July, GM’s around the league will be stepping up their assessment of available options to strengthen their rosters. As a team that has publicly announced it will look to be more of a “buyer” than a “seller,” the Mets nevertheless find themselves in an interesting position where choices may become available that could push Sandy Alderson to make  a move that would otherwise appear somewhat counterintuitive. When taking into account the combined factors of the state of the team’s farm system, the overall strengths and weaknesses of the roster, and the potential trade chips held by contending teams in a position of need, some truly intriguing possibilities arise that should not be dismissed as wishful thinking. The one that seem most interesting and realistic to me is as follows:  BOBBY PARNELL TO THE TIGERS FOR NICK CASTELLANOS Having finally developed what appears to be a legitimate home-grown closer after years of having to rely on imports, one would think ...
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