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Deadline plays out as projected for Mets

There's still waivers to get through, but injuries kept the Mets' front office quiet Sunday

Updated: July 31, 2011, 8:13 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

WASHINGTON -- The trade deadline passed precisely the way general manager Sandy Alderson projected last week, with Carlos Beltran joining Francisco Rodriguez in having a new address and the New York Mets otherwise standing pat.

Why did the Mets not trade outfielder Scott Hairston or newly designated closer Jason Isringhausen or any other veteran piece not part of the long-term future?

The way manager Terry Collins explained it, Alderson might have been inclined to ...

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