By Ed Coleman
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Mets fans were forewarned: don’t expect much, if anything, under the trading-deadline tree this July 31.
And that’s exactly what was — or wasn’t — there at 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, but probably for the right reasons, and likely with the right intentions.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson answered questions from the media on a conference call after the deadline had passed. Alderson said there were discussions with teams, some serious, some exploratory, but nothing came close to completion.