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As expected, Mets quiet at trade deadline

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson leans against a

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson leans against a batting cage during spring training baseball. (Feb. 17, 2012) Credit: AP

SAN FRANCISCO -- As expected, the Mets were neither buyers nor sellers at the trade deadline.

General manager Sandy Alderson did not make a move before the 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline. The Mets could still trade for players or trade away players in August, but only if the players clear waivers.

The Met considered the most attractive to other clubs was outfielder Scott Hairston, who hit two home runs -- including the game-winner -- in Monday's 8-7, 10-inning win over the Giants.

The Mets fielded inquiries about Hairston, and tried to add a reliever, but ultimately decided to keep this 50-53 team together -- for now.

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