New York Mets: Who the Mets Should Trade and Keep at This Year's Deadline

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New York Mets: Who the Mets Should Trade and Keep at This Year's Deadline
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The 2011 Mets Will Have a Very Different Look After This Year's Trading Deadline

Seemingly just as quickly as trade rumors regarding New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez surfaced, he was gone. In one fell swoop late Tuesday night, Mets GM Sandy Alderson traded K-Rod and cash to the Milwaukee Brewers for two players to be named later. Like many other Mets fans, I rejoiced that our non-contending team's expensive closer was now another franchise's headache.

With the trading deadline rapidly approaching, however, the K-Rod deal led to several questions about the front office's direction. Will this first trade lead to a complete fire sale? Do the Mets intend on making a playoff run without K-Rod? There indisputably seem to be more transactions on the horizon for the Amazins; let's consider which players should be shopped to other teams and who the Mets would be wise to hold on to.

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