It was an active day around MLB at the trade deadline, but not for the Mets. Sandy Alderson and co. were silent, choosing to hold on to potential trade pieces like transcribed by Adam Rubin, which can be summed up by this Alderson quote:and (for now). They also did not part with prospects to acquire established big-league talent like or Carlos Gonzalez. Alderson explained the rationale in an interview
"...in actually acquiring other players as opposed to 'selling our own,' it always came back to our handful of top prospects. And we just aren't ready to move any of them at the moment."
Seems reasonable, although a lack of trades before the waiver trade deadline or this offseason would be disappointing. A poll at Rubin's blog shows that Mets fans are basically split on how they feel:
Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog is disappointed that the Mets weren't able to make a deal.
Friday, August 1: LHP Jon Niese vs RHP Ryan Vogelsong, 7:10 pm ET
Saturday, August 2: RHP Jacob deGrom vs RHP Jake Peavy, 7:10 pm ET
Sunday, August 3: RHP Bartolo Colon vs LHP Madison Bumgarner, 1:10 pm ET
Monday, August 4: RHP Dillon Gee vs RHP Tim Hudson, 12:10 pm ET
The Giants are 58-50 and currently hold one of two Wild Card spots in the National League, but they've scuffled a bit lately, losing six out of their last seven games.
In minor transaction news, Taylor Teagarden cleared waivers and will head to Triple-A Vegas.
Greg Prince dreamed about the 2014 Mets World Series Champions DVD.
Around the NL East
Here are the current NL East standings (via ESPN.com):
Around the Majors
MLB Daily Dish recapped every trade deadline deal. Here are some of the big ones:
- get , get , get , , and Willy Adames
get and from for and a 2015 compensation draft pick
- get and Corey Littrell from Red Sox for and
- Orioles get from Red Sox for
- get , , and from for , , Francis Martes, and a 2015 compensation draft pick
- get from for
- get from for and Anthony Banda
Austin Jackson was removed in the middle of the 7th inning of the Tigers-click here to watch video of the moment.game after his trade to the Mariners was completed. Tigers fans gave him a standing ovation;
Albert Pujols' RBI single in the top of the 13th inning gave the victory over the Orioles.a 1-0
This is a good tweet:
Once, writers on A's bus recalled where they were for famous HRs. For Joe Carter, voice from back said, "I was on 2nd base." It was Rickey.— Howard Bryant (@hbryant42) August 1, 2014
Yesterday at AA
Sydney Hunte recapped the day's trades.
Eric Slater provided a full list of Mets trade deadline deals.
Kevin Cassidy argued in favor of keeping Daniel Murphy. He makes a strong case and I agree.
In non-trade content, Pack Bringley continued the Top 50 Mets series with #29, Robin Ventura.
On this date in 1996, the Mets made seven errors in a 13-9 loss to the Pirates.