"Right now we do not envision [being a seller]," Minaya said. "If we're 6 ½ [back] in the wild card with a couple of teams in front of us, we are still kind of trying to find out how we can improve this team, if we can improve it through trades."
This, of course, makes all the sense in the world. The Mets have nothing of value right now on their roster that could bring back anything of true value in return.
What doesn't make sense right now is Minaya's logic that "the Mets will not be sellers because we think we still have a chance to win the wild card." No. That thinking is wrong. With 7 teams ahead of them for the wild card and no realistic return date for Reyes, Beltran, Delgado, Maine, etc; how can Minaya honestly think that the Mets still have a shot at the wild card. Right now, the Mets are missing too much to compete for the playoffs.
Unfortunately for Minaya, the Mets will not be sellers either. 2009 is looking like a waste for the Mets.