I've made this point in previous years. There should be no trades during the season!
After finally getting their record above .500 the Mets rewarded their fans by dumping the season and trading their best relief pitcher: Francisco Rodriguez. The regular right fielder, Carlos Beltran who once tied the team record for HR in a season, is likely next.
The annual travesty has begun. Season ticket holders should file class action law suits. They ponied up to see a team of certain players and now they are deprived of that, not by injury, but by deliberate corporate greed.
This is one of many things that undermine the integrity of the game far more than steroids and other performance enhancing drugs.