Talking before the Mets opened the second half of the season in Miami, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen said he is "incredibly disappointed" about where the team is and all but confirmed they will be sellers in advance of the July 31 trade deadline.
"We have to face our reality," Van Wagenen said. "We have to be open-minded. We're gonna be thoughtful and measured in terms of what we do as we approach the deadline. ... our mission statement doesn't change."
That "mission statement" is about winning now and in the future, and that is something Van Wagenen said he is not abandoning. In other words, there will not be a full rebuild commencing before July 31.