At the start of the season, it seemed like the New York Mets were going to enjoy a campaign of success and they looked like serious playoff candidates. However, now things look so different for them and they are immersed in a downward spiral: Bad results and a lot of injured players are to blame.
But for Mets' general manager Sandy Alderson, this is not the time nor the moment for thinking about rebuilding, despite having lost 12 of their last 15 games and having injured some of the team's best players, like Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Céspedes, Juan Lagares and Travis D'Arnaud; with the last two being ruled out for the rest of the season.
Alderson spoke with Bob Nightengale of the USA Today, and told him about his intentions and plans for the remainder of the season, and the option of rebuilding:
Can circumstances change that, yes. But I think that would be very, very remote. It's not something we're even considering or talking about
Right now, the Mets are 8 1/2 games behind the second spot of the National League's Wild Card, but Alderson still thinks that the team can manage to make it into the playoffs, and he hasn't considered on making some trades before the deadline:
"I don't know why it's become so popular. Maybe it's the product of the extremist. In our culture, you're either really good or you stink. There's no reason to be caught in the middle. There's virtue at the extreme. I just don't see it that way."