NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says “I wouldn’t bet on something happening” before Thursday’s trade deadline.
The Mets are 51-55, six games out of a wild-card spot.
“When I say it’s unlikely that we’ll do anything, we’re not anxious to be sellers,” Alderson said prior to Monday’s 4-1 win over Philadelphia. “We’re cautious about being buyers. But we’ll see.”
Monday’s starter, Bartolo Colon, might be the most attractive trade bait to other teams that are buyers. In the first season of a two-year, $20 million deal, the 41-year-old right-hander is 10-8 with a 3.88 ERA.
But Alderson suggested Colon may be an even more valuable trade asset in the coming offseason.
“If I had to make a guess, I would say nothing will happen,” he said. “But you never know what’s going to transpire in the next three days or so. Clubs that may be having conversations elsewhere circle back based on what they think their options might be. So I’d say we have an opportunity to do a thing or two, but we’re not inclined to at this point.”
The Mets have been linked to Colorado’s Troy Tulowitzki, though Rockies ownership is reportedly reluctant to trade their star shortstop.
“It’s got to be the right time for the right player under the right circumstances,” Alderson said of a putting together a potential blockbuster deal.
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