August 1, 2012 12:00 AM
" The Mets could have gotten something in a trade for Scott Hairston.
They could have gotten a live-armed pitcher from the low minors or a flawed but useful position player to add some depth to the organization, but they chose not to go that route. General manager Sandy Alderson passed on any available deals and explained his reasoning after the deadline came and went.
"We're about changing impressions, changing perceptions, and you do that with wins or losses, primarily," Alderson said. "I understand our fans are disappointed over what's happened the last three weeks or so, but it’s not the end of the season. There are a lot of impressions to be made over the remaining two months."
Naysayers would argue that one way to make a good impression would have been to add something to the bullpen so that it doesn't continue to make a mockery of the idea behind relief pitching, but the idea is a sound one overall "
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