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Underperforming Mets Could Be Busy Sellers At Trade Deadline

July 17th, 2017 at 11:43 AM
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CBSNewYork (CBSNewYork/AP) â?? When the season began, the Mets thought they’d be fighting for first place this time of year. Instead, they could be one of baseball’s busiest sellers before the July 31 trade deadline.

Surprisingly poor pitching and another string of injuries to top players have put the underperforming Mets (41-48) in an unexpected position: Coming off consecutive playoff appearances, they are 9½ games out of a wild-card spot. Shipping off veterans like Jay Bruce and Addison Reed to legitimate contenders might be the only way they impact the pennant race.

“You can’t just throw up the white flag and say the season’s over,” manager Terry Collins said Sunday before a 13-4 loss to Colorado. “We can catch up. We can get back in the hunt. And that’s our plan. But we’ve got to go play well. I don’t think for any stretch of the imagination that this is over yet.”

Two days earlier, as the Mets came out of the All-Star break, general manager Sandy Alderson acknowledged “things would have to go exceedingly well” during a 10-game homestand …

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