According to ESPN.com's Buster Olney, Sandy Alderson and his staff deserve a B- grade for their work prior to Monday's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
While the Mets were able deal Lucas Duda and Addison Reed for four pitching prospects, they did not trade away Neil Walker, Asdrubal Cabrera, Jay Bruce, or Curtis Granderson, all of whom are eligible to be free agents at the end of this season.
Bruce, 30, and Walker, 31, are both owed roughly $6 million for the remainder of 2017. Granderson, 36, is due around $5 million, and Cabrera, 31, who has an $8.5 million team option or $2 million buyout for next season, is owed roughly $2.5 million.
While July 31 is considered the "trade deadline," trades can and do happen through August via waivers, and the Mets will be looking to take advantage of this process...