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SportMLB execs retract criticism over Mets' deadline decisions

18:40  14 august  2019
18:40  14 august  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Report: Mets tried to trade Marcus Stroman to Yankees

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The New York Mets are proving that success is the best form of revenge.

MLB execs retract criticism over Mets' deadline decisions© Mike Stobe / Getty Images Sport / Getty

The club is right back in playoff contention after a few bold decisions ahead of the trade deadline, and have made critics eat their words after winning 10 out of 13 - including an eight-game winning streak - since July 31.

"The Mets are getting the last laugh so far," one AL executive told Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. "I referred to them as 'delusional' at the time, but I guess I was wrong. The mindset that they were in, it seemed ridiculous at the deadline, but I guess they knew what they were doing."

New York acquired right-hander Marcus Stroman when the team was five games under .500. The Mets also decided to hold on to starters Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler despite plenty of reported trade interest.

Mets executive: Noah Syndergaard trade is not close

Mets executive: Noah Syndergaard trade is not close One of the biggest names on the MLB hot stove heading into Wednesday’s trade deadline took the mound Tuesday night. Squarely on the trade block, New York Mets starter Noah Syndergaard took to the bump against the Chicago White Sox. According to an unnamed Mets executive, this means a trade surrounding Syndergaard is not close. The fact that Noah Syndergaard took the mound tonight, a #Mets executive said, stands to reason that no trade is close. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 31, 2019 It seemed to be a foregone conclusion that Syndergaard would be moved ahead of the July 31 deadline.

The MLB trade deadline is nearing, and speculation is heating up across baseball . Last year, the Mets pivoted to Yoenis Cespedes after a deal with Milwaukee for Carlos Gomez unraveled over MLB executives envision a flurry of relievers changing teams between now and Monday's deadline .

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The perception in the industry is the Mets are the front-runners to sign Yoenis Cespedes this offseason, but that doesn’t “New York has its challenges, but at the same time we’ve had a number of new players come through New York over the last couple of years and by and large

"They could have traded off pieces and taken a step back to assess the future - but they didn't," an AL GM said. "They wanted to field a competitive club. They deserve some applause for that. The playbook for teams in that situation the last couple of years has been to trade off players.

"You can't pan their decision and also moan and groan about teams not trying to be competitive in the near term; they didn't do that. You have to acknowledge it and tip your cap. Good for them."

An NL executive added: "Good for them being aggressive, seeing a chance to win, and going for it. That's hard to do sitting at or around .500."

The Mets (61-58) sit two games out of the NL's second wild-card spot and three games out of the first entering Wednesday's action.

Callaway's stance on analytics exposes Mets' odd strategy

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During the runup to Major League Baseball 's non-waiver trade deadline , a central theme invariably emerges. Circumstances have conspired to convince a lot of MLB executives that this will be a late-evolving deadline , with a mad scramble of deals in the waning days and hours.

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