The trade deadline is only ten days away now, and there's still a great deal of uncertainty about what teams are ultimately trying to do. Perhaps the most confusing team this season has been the New York Mets. They've been without David Wright for almost the entire year, and new addition Michael Cuddyer has been a disaster since the start of June. They clearly need help for their lineup, and according to Marc Craig of Newsday Sports, the Mets have shown interest in Gerardo Parra, Justin Upton, and Carlos Gomez.
Craig later noted that Upton is likely a long shot, especially with how reluctant the Mets seem to be to give anything up.
A MLB exec on #Mets: "They want a middle of the order OF bat who isn't going to cost anything -- in terms of dollars or players.''— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 21, 2015
If that's true, then it's a long shot that New York will be able to acquire anything of value before the deadline is over. Mets fans were told by upper management to wait for their star studded pitching to arrive, and then the team would take action. But here they are, with a clear need for offensive help, and the front office appears unwilling to make any moves.