Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rumors: Mets To get Wheeler For Beltran

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets are expected to send Carlos Beltran and cash considerations to the Giants for prospect right-hander Zack Wheeler.

Analysis: It looks as if the deal is about complete. The Mets will receive right-handed pitching prospect Zach Wheeler from the Giants, in exchange for Carlos Beltran and cash (likely the remainder of his 2011 salary).

If the deal does get completed, a lot of credit must go to Mets GM Sandy Alderson. All along, reports by numerous sources said that there was no way the Mets would get an elite prospect for a 2 month rental in Beltran. However, Alderson kept burning the phone lines, and someone eventually bit.