Alderson & Cashman Talk Trade Deadline

The Yankees beat Johan Santana and the Mets in the 2012 Subway Series opener last night, but before the game each club's GM answered questions about the upcoming trade deadline. Let's round up their quotes…

  • "If we're in the race, as I expect we will be, I don't believe that money is going to be an issue for us," said Mets GM Sandy Alderson when asked about making additions during a chat with fans at MLB.com. "We'll be looking for ways to help the ballclub. It's very possible we'll still need help in the bullpen at that time, but there may be some other areas of need that will emerge and we'll have to address."
  • In a MLB.com chat with fans, Yankees GM Brian Cashman said his "preference would be not to do anything" at the trade deadline. "You'd like to have everything here in front of you, but that's never the case," he added. "So right now it's way too early to tell you what's lacking … It's too early for me to say what we're looking for (at the deadline) just yet, if anything."


14 Responses to Alderson & Cashman Talk Trade Deadline Leave a Reply

  1. tenten 3 years ago

    yes Sandy, of course. how are you going to add? Carrasco? Paulino? 

  2. Yes Sandy add League to your BP!

  3. the_show 3 years ago

    I’m sure the Yankees will add a piece

  4. diehardmets 3 years ago

    Even if the Mets are still hanging around at the deadline, any major additions are probably a poor choice. With the way the Nats and Braves are built, both in the majors and minors, sacrificing the farm for an outside shot at a playoff birth this year is just about the worst thing that could be done right now. Adding a couple low key bullpen pieces would be a good idea though, and there are plenty available that could serve as reinforcement to that god-awful bullpen. 

    • Metsfan199 3 years ago

       Exactly!  Very well put.  Let’s not get carried away and fool around with the farm . . .

    • Metsfan199 3 years ago

      Exactly . . . Very well put!  Let’s not overreact with some short-sided trade because we have an “outside shot”.

  5. tommyhilfigure 3 years ago

    if i had to negotiat with the yankees i would be like show me the money as a joke because his last name is cashman

  6. Metsfan199 3 years ago

    Think you’re both right about Swisher.

  7. xhausted_grad 3 years ago

    met must sell, sell, sell, and sell.  i hate to admit this, but harvey, mejiia, familia, and flores will all be busts, and this is wright’s career year.  signing niese longterm was a bad move.  the only true blue chipper is wheeler.

    theo is doing it right in chicago by making it no secret that they are sellers, and they still sell out games. the only reason that alderson is on the fence is b/c he still wants to sell tickets, but hardly anyone is going to citi field even when they are winning.

    we are drastically outperforming our expectations, so now is the perfect opportunity to take advantage and stock up our farm with high end talent.  this is almost a rerun of reyes’s season last year…buy or sell?  judging by the draft picks we got, i can all agree that we should have sold on reyes (and i was one of the ones who wanted us to keep him)

  8. MB923 3 years ago

    I’m not worried too much about the bullpen. Aardsma and Joba may return the 2nd half. No they aren’t lefties, but they both can be effective.

    I’d rather them get a guy who has a high BA with RISP lol (no joke, it’s been there weakness the whole year). Their SP has been much better, Soriano is doing fine as a closer, Robertson will be back soon.

    What they are missing is something they are usually amongst the tops in for almost every seaosn and that’s BA with RISP. 

  9. MB923 3 years ago

    I think that’s what’s going to happen. If they get Soler, I can’t see them keeping Swisher.

  10. Slopeboy 3 years ago

    @WrdsRAWeapon as well. Swisher may very well be gone next season, but Soler won’t be the guy that replaces him. He’s just past 20 years old and is not considered a MLB finished product yet. Would be great if the Yanks signed him, as they really have only a couple of outfielders in their system that may be ready in the next couple of years. But for now, ‘Don’t believe the Hype!’

  11. MB923 3 years ago

    We shall see

  12. LazerTown 3 years ago

    Most are a ways off, I would try to sign swish for 3 years, although he could defintetely get more on the market.  I don’t see gardner as the long term lfer, although he would be a great fit in center for alot of teams, but i do like his patience. He will probably fill for a few more years, but i dont see him there for 5+ years.

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