As trade deadline passes no deals for Mets

Posted: July 31, 2013 in News, Opinion
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By Steven Inman

John Buck and Marlon Byrd will have more celebrating to do after not getting traded from the Mets at the deadline

John Buck and Marlon Byrd will have more celebrating to do after not getting traded from the Mets at the deadline

It’s 4:01 p.m. and the Mets did not make a trade at the deadline. They talked to teams about Marlon Byrd but couldn’t find the impact prospect they were looking for. There were reports that John Buck could be moved to the Cardinals after Yadier Molina went on the DL with a knee sprain but that didn’t happen.

There still is a possibility that Buck can be move in the August waiver period. With his $6 million 2013 salary there is a good chance he could clear waivers. I wouldn’t rule out him getting moved when Travis d’Arnaud gets called up.

The Mets let Rod Barajas go on waivers to the Dodgers a few summers ago and the same could happen next month with Buck.

This is likely the end of the Marlon Byrd trade rumors and now the Mets can just focus on finishing the season strong. The team also has some young prospects like d’Arnaud and Matt Den Dekker who could be called up sometime in August and play major roles for this club going forward.

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