Mets trade deadline caution didn’t help World Series hopes

The Mets didn’t take the pass on trade-deadline day because they were short of prospects or money. His system ranks 14th out of 30 and is sure to rise this year after drafting more players than almost anyone. And while Steve Cohen has less money than Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and a few lucky sons, he has twice as much money as anyone else who owns another baseball team.

They also didn’t do anything because, as a Mets fan I know I think out loud (and other misguided souls I’m sure are thinking), rival teams are trying to either become overly wealthy or try to win. Are jealous or mad at Cohen. And so the Mets are unwilling to help. That’s just crazy. (For those, please stay off the internet!)

No, the Mets passed the deadline because they’re afraid to drop the next Pete Crowe-Armstrong. Once upon a time it was Jared Kellenick. But now that it’s Cro-Armstrong, he’s especially sorry because he’s raised a potential ranking with the Cubs outfit.

From here though, a potential ranking and $2.75 will get you to the subway.

The Mets definitely have chances that could have made them a good combination of David Robertson, Raisel IglesiasChristian Vazquez (or Wilson Contreras) and Trey Mancini, who could have made enough impact to improve their chances to stop the Braves, defeated the Dodgers to eventually win the World Series. He talked about all those players, and made offers to most of them, but he didn’t want to give them the chances the other teams wanted.

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Pete Crowe-Armstrong
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Buck Showalter and Billy Appler
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You know it’s not about the money, because Cohen has already driven payroll in an area that Mets fans never dreamed of. (Although in Iglesias’s case, they demanded some of their $51 million be paid because they didn’t want their set-up man to be kept on the books at $16 million a copy when they wanted to close Edwin Diaz. So Iglesias turned to his main rival, the Braves.)

You know it’s mostly about probabilities, and fear could turn into the next Kellenic, who has a lifetime of negative warfare and brought him Diaz, his second best and second most valuable player, every time. Not to mention he enters a game.

Or he could turn into the next Cro-Armstrong, who has .813 Ops in High-A South Bend. It looks like he could be a player, but after seeing mate in a futures game, I can report that there is little danger of him turning into the next Pete Alonso. He’s listed at 6-foot, but I think that means when jumping.

Sadly, probably trading Nolan Ryan for Jim Fregosi. It’s not him.

Anyway, the Mets need to deal with losing these minor league stars, and get the business in hand, which should take a shot at the World Series. If they win it, I’m going to guess that nothing they did on August 2nd won’t be a major contributing factor. I Heard the Braves’ under-the-radar moves comparison A year ago, but it’s not even that. He acquired three above-average part-time players and one above-average right-handed reliever.

While he scored on all the best players listed above, eventually, he settled.

Give them credit for reforming the farming system when it was not only possible, but potentially, they would impact on the time frame. But throw them a demerit for being so afraid of eating the crow with another Cro-Armstrong deal that it triggered a 24-hour near emptiness.

No doubt it was a seller’s market, beginning with the deal for Mariners top-line starter Luis Castillo, in which he surrendered his No. 1, 3 and 5 prospects in a fit of desperation, The two who were born straight. decades of incompetence. It’s tough to miss the playoffs for 20 straight years, especially from the Perch of big-revenue Seattle.

But Robertson, Vazquez, Mancini and Iglesias – three hires and one extreme reliever – aren’t exactly Castillo. And there’s no need to be desperate. The Yukons have more female hoops than the Mets Mariners.

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Mark Vientos (R) and Francisco Alvarez at an MLB Futures game.
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In the end, Robertson went to the Phillies, a competitor in the NL East for Philadelphia’s 26th-ranked prospect, Vazquez was traded for a pair of minor league position players, part-time center fielder Jose Siri and Mancini McDermott for pitcher Chayce. , which is now ranked 12th in the Orioles system. Iglesias was mostly a dump of money. And Contreras was not traded, which is really more of a Cubs problem than a Mets problem.

So what’s left with the Mets? He got two parts of a DH platoon with Daniel Vogelbach and Darin Roof, who have excellent hitting records against opposite arms but are not full-time players for a reason, Tyler Nquin, a good backup outfielder, and Mychal Givens, a Reliever that mostly looks like a small pay dump that the Mets have left over a bit.

The Mets surrendered ahead of nothing on the deadline. Of course leaving the opportunity to increase your chances in a World Series. which is everything.

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