Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mets Trade Rumors

The obvious grand prize of this trade deadline is going to be Cliff Lee and the Mets are certainly very interested. The package that the Mets are rumored to maybe willing to offer (Thole, Mejia, and Flores) cannot talent wise match that of the Rangers (Justin Smoak and Tanner Scheppers) or Twins (Wilson Ramos and Aaron Hicks) or even the Reds (Juan Francisco and Travis Wood)  for that matter.

According to Jon Heyman the Mariners are looking for two blue-chip prospects and another prospect/ML ready player. They are also rumored to be looking for a ML ready power bat like Ike Davis, who is not going to be traded according to Jon Morosi.

It is to early to tell, but with Seattle's current demand its seems much more likely the Mets end up with Ted Lilly then Cliff Lee. They are not trading Jon Niese or Ike Davis and shouldn't trade talents like Wilmer Flore or Jenrry Mejia for a rental.

The Mets were among several other teams who watched Roy Oswalt pitch a gem today according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. Oswalt would cost less in prospect but more in money, but there are rumblings they would take a bad contract back( think Oliver Perez) to increase the value of the prospects they are receiving.

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