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The Mets will be buyers at the deadline for some reason

Via MLB Trade Rumors, news that the Mets plan on being buyers, not sellers at the deadline:

Omar Minaya veered off into fantasy land here today. Incredibly, the New York Mets ' GM said he doesn’t expect to be a seller before the July 31 non-waivers trade deadline because he still thinks his sub-.500 team has a chance at the NL wild card . . .

. . . “Right now we do not envision [being a seller],” Minaya said. “If we’re 6 ½ [back] in the wild card with a couple of teams in front of us, we are still kind of trying to find out how we can improve this team, if we can improve it through trades.”

In Omar’s defense, the Mets do have a lot of things they need. Like, a decent player at every position except third base, most of a bullpen, three or four starting pitchers and at least a shred of hope and dignity. They could probably use a manager, a GM, and a VP of Player Development that isn’t bat@!$%# crazy too.