Neither buyers nor sellers.
Neither contenders nor also-rans, quite yet.
The baseball purgatory in which the New York Mets find themselves in as the trade deadline passes contributed, in part, to their transaction inaction at the deadline.
There were a couple of rumors floated as the deadline approached. One of them, the marketing of second baseman Daniel Murphy, never made a lot of sense, and one wonders how much credibility the idea really had. After all, what the Mets need most is a jolt to their offense. How is trading the National League’s leader in base hits going to help the offense?