Archive: October 10th, 2009

Championship Puzzles: Transactional Leadership

I’m twisting the definition of “Transactional Leadership” for the purpose of a clever headline. For “part two” of what differentiates the Mets from championship teams, what we’re going to do here is briefly look at what the front offices of the current playoff teams have done in the past year, as opposed to what the New York Mets have used as a strategy in terms of acquiring ballplayers.

Around or after the July 31st trade deadline, the small-market Cardinals added