Author: Will Sommer
The trade deadline has come and gone for the Mets. There were some rumors involving the Mets, but that's all they were, rumors. The big news today was that the Red Sox acquired Victor Martinez from the Indians. According to Matt Cerrone Omar Minaya declined a trade that would have sent Jon Niese and Brad Holt or Jennry Mejia to the Indians for Victor Martinez.
Personally I'm happy that Minaya didn't make this deal. That would have made the farm system dust. If you looked at the deals that the Sox, and Phillies they could do it because they have the farm system to make that type of deal, and the Mets do not. That being said Holt & Mejia are excellent prospects with high ceilings. Hopefully in years to come the Mets will be able to make these type of deals because they will have a strong farm system.