Mets look like sellers, but will they net any positive returns? – New York News

Mark Herrmann


Herrmann has covered the Mets and Yankees since 1988, and has been Newsday’s national golf writer since 2002. A former Mets beat reporter, he has covered baseball’s special events, including the World Series and the All-Star Game
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That guy, A. Prospect, is a real dynamo. He hasn’t ruined a game all season and he is much, much better than whoever the team is thinking about trading to get him. That is the way it always seems, anyway.

Consider this a cautionary tale for the Mets, who moved a step closer to a selloff with their 6-3 loss to the Cardinals Monday night at Citi Field. By all means, go ahead and sell. See what you can gather for veterans on the roster. Just do not expect much from whatever prospects you get.

Sure, it always sounds like a great idea: Get rid of the unproductive guys and acquire young, promising talent. The problem is, other clubs are not clamoring to give up their best minor-leaguers for unproductive guys. And it is a long, long way from being a “Prospect” to really making a name for yourself in the major leagues.

Take this little quiz, which I posed to a few Mets historians at Citi Field Monday night: In the past decade, who is the best…

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