To the shock and dismay of Mets fans worldwide, Sandy Alderson said it is “unlikely” that the Mets will make a trade before the deadline on Thursday.
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York tweeted the news Monday afternoon, while MLB Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo tweeted a quote from Alderson: “To make a guess, I would say that nothing will happen.”
As Matthew Cerrone at Mets Blog correctly pointed out, Alderson has said similar things in the past, only to then make a move. We all know Sandy Alderson is truth-challenged, but in this case, perhaps he just does not want to tip his hand to other clubs. If so, it is probably the smart thing to do.
So I will withhold my judgment on his possible inactivity until the deadline actually passes to see if Alderson is true to his word. That rarely happens, so maybe a move is forthcoming. But we all know that rarely happens, either.