Back to the Ballgame
OK, four o’clock has come and gone and the Mets did not make any additions other than Luis Castillo. That may be a good thing — sometimes the best deals are the ones never made. A year from now we may be very happy the Mets did not trade away Philip Humber for Chad Cordero, for example, or Carlos Gomez for Eric Gagne. Time will tell.
And now that all the smoke has cleared, I’m feeling pretty good about the current state of the Mets roster. Yes, it would have been nice to pick up a guy like Cordero, but the Mets will manage. Who knows, maybe Omar Minaya will unearth another post-deadline discovery like the one of Guillermo Mota last year.
With the trade deadline behind us, it’s time to focus on the game again. In case the flurry of rumors threw you off course, there are two insightful articles regarding the current Mets-Brewers series, which begins a little after 8pm tonight: