Last week there was some discussion that the New York Mets were interested in Gio Gonzalez. I didn’t think that an acquisition was likely, but we haven’t really seen what Sandy Alderson has in store for the New York Mets. Would he have been willing to center a deal around Ike Davis? My guess was ‘no’, but Alderson and the front office were still a wild card in my eyes so that prediction wasn’t made with my full conviction. All of this is moot now though because the Oakland A’s traded Gio Gonzalez to the Washington Nationals in exchange for four players – three of them top prospects. Considering the package that the Oakland A’s ultimately wound up with, it is pretty unlikely that the New York Mets would have even been able to move out of the starting block with a package centered around Ike Davis. They’re not buyers so I find it unlikely that an attractive group of New York Met prospects would have been included in a deal. It is unfortunate that Gio Gonzalez has moved into the same division, but I think the real losers here are the Florida Marlins who still look like a fourth place team in that division.