At 11.5 games out in the NL East, the Mets are among the game's clear sellers here in late June. The latest on the team:
- The Mets should trade closer Bobby Parnell, opines Matt Meyers of ESPN New York, who provides three reasons. Parnell, 28, is having another strong year and is under team control through 2015.
- GM Sandy Alderson needs to build a playoff-caliber team in the near future, writes Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, because the primes of David Wright, Matt Harvey, and Zack Wheeler may not overlap for more than a few years. One could make the same case with the Brewers, who have Ryan Braun, Jean Segura, and Carlos Gomez together through 2016.
- Mets assistant GM John Ricco discussed the idea of acquiring controllable players for the future, talking to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post.
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