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Mets Again Remind Us They Are Who We Thought They Were

Juan Uribe - remember the good vibes he gave us Sunday? They're gone.

Juan Uribe – remember the good vibes he gave us Sunday? They’re gone.

A nice three-game win streak, aided by some shrewd general managing by Sandy Alderson with a pair of solid trades, and some timely hits the Mets had fans forgetting about the misery and complaining.

Then, reality hit: Well, to be fair, the Mets hit themselves as per usual.

While losing badly to the visiting Padres, and watching the Nationals win in Florida, twitter and baseball blogs alike were blowing up with news of a trade.

The trade would have brought outfielder Carlos Gomez to New York and would have sent injured pitcher Zach Wheeler and Wilmer Flores to Milwaukee.

As news spread around the ballpark, it was leaked to Wilmer Flores who found himself standing on the field and sobbing believing his Mets’ career was over.

In his postgame press conference, Collins said, “No one told me a word”.

So, Collins kept the kid in the game.

Collins went on to state, “I think if all those things [the trade] were a done deal they would have called me and told me and said take him out of the game; nobody called me”.

Flores eventually came out when it was obvious he couldn’t play under these circumstances left to wallow in emotion for several innings before he was substituted out.

To make matters worse, the rumored trade, that many reported was “done pending physicals”, eventually fell through.

Initial reports were that the Brewers backed out then it came out that the Mets withdrew over concerns about Gomez’s hip.

But Scott Boras told the Daily News ( ), that his client’s hip is fine.

And that’s when it gets “Metsy” – Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinal (  stated that the Mets backed out due to finances! Surprise surprise.

So less than a week after the good karma of the Uribe, Johnson, and Clippard trades, it’s back to financial woes, lying to fans, and hanging out players like Wilmer Flores to dry.



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