This is the most egregious statement of them all.
While speaking with Adam Rubin of ESPN New York following the July 31 trade deadline in which the Mets failed to acquire a single player, a very interesting dialogue followed.
Alderson admitted the Mets' rapid descent in the standings played a part in their inactivity at the deadline, but they were constantly looking for ways to upgrade the team.
While speaking about potentially trading Scott Hairston, Alderson said, "I think there's a lot of value in finishing well over .500. I think those things create a perception."
That statement is certainly true, although it does not apply to the Mets at this point.
Alderson then went on to say, "We didn't move players off the team for a reason. We think we still have lots of good baseball in front of us."
For anybody that has watched the trends of this team since the All-Star break, they know that this club is closer to surpassing the 1962 Mets than the 2012 Washington Nationals.
If Alderson is watching the club as closely as us, he surely was not speaking the truth when he made that statement.
Obviously, he is not going to publicly bash his own club, but it would be nice if he said something such as, "this team has not played well for an extended period of time and we must explore all avenues in order to find the winning formula."
That's just me being an arm-chair GM though, sorry.