I understand the philosophy some of you have for blowing up this team and starting over.Â At the trade deadline, depending on who they are dealing with, maybe they might be able to unload a player or two.
However, if the Mets are six or seven back, they will be thinking they still have a chance. And, with games left against Florida and Philly, they would be right.
But, seriously, if they become sellers, what do they have? Most of their older players have no-trade clauses and would be unable to trade.Â Who do you want to get rid of?
-Carlos Delgado: Makes a lot of money, has an injury history, and is on a decline. I can see the line building now.
-Luis Castillo: With that contract? Who’s crazy enough to want that? Yeah, yeah, I know.
-Moises Alou: You must be joking.
-Billy Wagner: Would have to waive a no-trade clause. He’d be the one attracting the most interest. Baseball people know he doesn’t stink and this is just a bad stretch.
-Aaron Heilman: Would attract interest. Value is down.
-Carlos Beltran: His contract is reasonable by today’s standards. Doing so would be a sign of starting over and I don’t see Omar Minaya doing that.