It looks as if Mets manager Jerry Manuel is finally on the trade bandwagon. In an afternoon press conference Manuel was quoted as saying:
“If we get below [.500] and we continue to struggle offensively as we are, I think that [a trade] is a no-brainer. I think we have to visit that. I think that has to be visited or talked about at some point. It would be dishonest if I said no.”
Omar Minaya has been adamant that the trade market is rough going right now with so many teams in the playoff race at this point in the season.
Is it really the best move for the Mets to wait until they’re under .500 to trade for a bat though? It’s become crystal clear that this team is lacking a consistent offense – why not trade for a bat right now? I don’t understand the mentality of waiting to lose some more games before trading for offense. If you have water damage to your ceiling, do you call for maintenance immediately or wait until the ceiling collapses to call maintenance?
Props to this article over at the NYPost for the quote.