7/30/12

David Rubin - As The Trade Deadline Approaches...

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...expect the Mets to do nothing. And that, in spite of what we want to see happen, is the correct call, IMO. It's not worth removing valuable "parts" - aka teammates/contributors - like Scott Hairston and Tim Byrdak - for low-level prospects who may or may not ever pan out. Let's face it- we have a system FILLED with players like that!! And it's certainly not worth opening up a hole at second base in trading Daniel Murphy for a reliever when we have all seen all too well that relievers, in this "new era" (think non-PED) of baseball, are good one year and barely passable the next. It's really unfortunate that we lost Johan when we did, and Dillon Gee, because, truly, there remains a lack of depth at the major league level, but that is something that won't be the case in another year or so with the rise of a lot of prospects. Believe me, with those 2 still in the rotation, and Harvey's promotion happening in September instead of July, the team would've been much better situated to be a buyer right now. It didn't happen, and we've all been realists (well, many of us, anyway) for a long time now...it won't hurt us at this point to wade through another season and continue to monitor and develop the next wave of talent that will take the team to the next level. We've already invested so much in this team, it would be wrong to break apart the core and/or the spare parts just to make noise on the back-pages and blog-space. 

So sit back, hold tight, watch Harvey's next masterpiece tomorrow, and watch as the Philthies sell off assets and suffer the same fate they wished upon us...

1 comments:

Mack Ade said...

I'm thrilled with the "no news" approach...

The team simply doesn't have the bucks to compete for the Cliff Lee's, the team will not make the playoff, and no top prospects were traded for questionable relief pirchers.

Good no move.

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