The Phillies know what they need and they are going after it. They need pitching. They are just as desperate as the Mets are. The Phillies may be a little more desperate if they decided to go after an injury prone guy.
So while the Mets seem to be standing pat, waiting for the calvary to come in, the Phillies are going out there to get whatever they can to put them over the top.
They started that with Pedro Martinez. According to reports by Buster Olney on ESPN.com, the Phillies wanted Pedro to pitch for them a second time to assess him again and he told them no.
Apparently, Pedro feels the Phillies have enough information on him as to whether they want him or not.
Sounds to me like Pedro might have something to hide. It just seems to me that if you really want to pitch so badly, you’ll throw again for any team that will look at you.
Now the Phils have decided to go after Blue Jays pitcher, Roy Halladay. Mets fans, you knew this was coming. There was no way the Mets were going to get him without giving up the top prospects. So there was no point in even dreaming about it.
As of right now, the Mets are not going to try to do anything because there is not much for them to go after. They do not want to waste prospects on rent-a-players either.
You can say all you want that you would give up the prospects, but if those prospects were successful and your new guy was a bust, you would be pissed and probably blame everyone but yourself.
I just want to see the Mets make a move.