Showing posts with label Mets Trade Rumors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mets Trade Rumors. Show all posts

Monday, December 05, 2011

Rumor Mill: Tigers, Blue Jays, Padres have inquired about Daniel Murphy, Mets Like Tigers CF Andy Dirks?

Andy Dirks Mets Solution in CF?
The Tigers, Blue Jays, and Padres inquired on Mets infielder Daniel Murphy, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Sherman adds that the Mets like the Tigers' Andy Dirks as a potential center field alternative to Angel Pagan.

Murphy, 26, hit .320/.362/.448 in 423 plate appearances while playing first base, second base, and third base this year.


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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mets and five other teams interested in trading for Huston Street

The Marlins, Red Sox, Reds and Mets are also interested in Street, according to Jon Heyman of (on Twitter).

The Orioles and Blue Jays are among the teams to have expressed trade interest in Rockies reliever Huston Street, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

Jim Johnson replaced Kevin Gregg as the Orioles' closer late last season, but Rosenthal says the O's prefer Johnson in next year's rotation. There's no harm in inquiring on Street, but in my opinion an $8MM closer is a luxury the Orioles don't need. We'll see whether the Rockies are willing to cover a decent chunk of his contract. Rosenthal suggests Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie as a possible fit for Colorado, though I think Baltimore could trade Guthrie for better long-term assets than Street.

With Rafael Betancourt penciled in to close for the Rockies next year, Street seems widely available. Rosenthal and colleague Jon Paul Morosi first made the Blue Jays connection last week.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Rumor Mill: Colorado Rockies could make a strong push for David Wright trade this winter???

According to the Denver Post, The Rockies want to make a strong push for David Wright this off-season.

General manager Dan O'Dowd has targeted an innings-guzzling starter and impact bat as offseason priorities. The Rockies would love to add a right-handed slugger to protect cleanup hitter Troy Tulowitzki. That would allow the Rockies to drop Todd Helton to the sixth spot.

Wright can be that man, but the Mets don't intend on dealing the face of the franchise, especially with fellow star player Jose Reyes set to hit free agency.

Third basemen Ian Stewart, once heralded prospect - failed spectacularly, Ty Wigginton left such a sour taste in Colorado's mouth they want to deal him even it means eating money, and Jordan Pachecho isn't anyone's idea of a viable player even if he could succeed in a platoon.

The Rockies would certainly have to give up some of their starting pitching depth in any deal with the Mets, as GM Sandy Alderson is keying in on those positions.

Colorado could also theoretically ship Wigginton to New York as a temporary fill-in, and the team could also discuss top third-base prospect Nolan Arenado.

If Wright is a no-go, the team could revisit a trade for the Pirates' Pedro Alvarez or San Diego's Chase Headley, whom the club attempted to get earlier in the season. The Rockies would trade away Stewart in that case, although the team is loathe to part with Stewart at the nadir of his value. Still, the club is sufficiently frustrated enough with Stewart and his lack of preparation for 2011 to be ready to move on.

"He has to make baseball his first priority from the start of the winter until the end of it," Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd said. "If he's willing to do that, we are willing to give him another opportunity."

Friday, September 23, 2011

Rumor Mill: Capuano almost a Red Sox?

Looks like Chris Capuano will have to spend the next six days in non play-off contention with the rest of the Mets.

Earlier in the week according to the NY Post,  it almost wasn't such a certainty the veteran left-hander would finish the year in a Mets uniform.

This is after the Red Sox tried to acquire Capuano in a waiver deal, with the idea of using him to start Sunday's game against the Yankees, according to an industry source.

Capuano pitched yesterday's game for the Mets and allowed four earned runs over 4 2/3 innings in their wild 8-6 victory over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. But as recently as Tuesday, the Mets were lining up a Plan B -- Miguel Batista -- for yesterday in the event Capuano was traded.

The deal never materialized because the Mets were not satisfied with Boston's offer of cash for Capuano, who can become a free agent after the season. The pitcher would have been ineligible for Boston's postseason roster, meaning the Red Sox would have been looking to rent Capuano for 1-2 appearances.

Capuano said he wasn't aware of the trade buzz until he had completed his start yesterday.
"I'm glad I didn't know about it," said Capuano, who grew up a Red Sox fan in Springfield, Mass. "It didn't happen, so I don't know if there is much more to talk about."

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson had no comment when asked about the Red Sox interest in Capuano. But Alderson hinted he recently had been approached by a team trying to make a deal for a player. Alderson said there were multiple factors in not trading.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Could the Mets look to trade for B.J. Upton?

According to Evan Brunell of CBS Sports,  B.J. Upton spoke to Craig Heist of WTOP (via in Washington on Tuesday, indicating that he wanted to stay with the Rays, but would also love to play in Washington. Interestingly enough, Upton also mentioned the Mets as a potential bonus to playing in the NL East.
“If I’m not, playing in Washington would kind of be playing close to home. I just want to play anywhere. … Since you brought up Washington, it would be kind of cool to play close to home and definitely play with the guy in Ryan Zimmerman that I played with growing up," Upton said. "That would be kind of a cool thing. I’ve known him for a long time. … To be on the team with him and playing in the division [against Mets third baseman] David Wright, who I also grew up with, that would be a cool thing, but right now, my heart is with the Rays.”

Friday, September 09, 2011

Buster Olney: Mets Expected to listen to offers for David Wright

According to Buster Olney of, The Mets are expected to listen to offers for David Wright, who would presumably draw interest from the Rockies and Angels, among others.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rumor Mill: Carlos Beltran and Cash for Giants Pitching Prospect Zach Wheeler

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post (Tweets),  So if nothing happens to scuttle in next 24 hours it is Beltran and cash for just Wheeler.

Zach Wheeler is listed as the number 2 prospect in the Giants Minor-League Organization

Here is some footage of Wheeler:

Rumors Mill: Carlos Beltran is close to being traded to the San Francisco Giants , but for who?

Olney tweets that Giants pitching prospect Zack Wheeler is expected to be the centerpiece in the trade.

Brown and Jonathan Sanchez are not in the deal, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

The Mets will likely receive two other players in addition to Brown, tweets Newsday's Ken Davidoff.  He says the trade could be announced later today or early tomorrow.

Carlos Beltran is going to the Giants, tweets Yahoo's Tim Brown, with logistics being worked out. Just minor details remain, tweets SI's Jon Heyman.

ESPN's Buster Olney tweets that the two teams are at the one-yard line, while Brown reminds us that a 24-hour waiting period applies since Beltran has a full no-trade clause.  The Phillies are just barely hanging on for Beltran, according to multiple reports.

A key development may have been the Giants' willingness to include center field prospect Gary Brown, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Chipper Jones does not think Carlos Beltran Helps the Braves

With the looming deadline comes speculation that the Braves might deal for a right-handed bat or a reliever.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,  Mets nemesis Chipper Jones said he sees the Braves acquiring bullpen help. But he is just fine with the everyday lineup as is.

"I don't have a problem standing pat," Jones said. "I think we have a really good ballclub.Obviously any team would love an injection of new blood, especially top-notch quality. To be honest, I don't see where we are going to go out and better the ballclub everyday lineup-wise. You say what you want about the Carlos Beltrans and the Hunter Pences and the Ryan Ludwicks, people like that, but everybody in our lineup contributes to our success each and every day."
Is he trying to say he does not want a Met on the team??  LOL

Taking a look at the Texas Rangers Top Prospects that could be in a deal for Beltran

There has been a lot of speculation that the Texas Rangers have increased their efforts to complete a trade for Carlos Beltran.

It has also been said that the Mets can match up better with the Rangers, so I took it upon myself to take a look at the Texas Rangers Top 7 Prospects with John Sickel's ratings.

Here they are:
  1. Jurickson Profar, SS, Grade B+: Borderline A-
  2. Martin Perez, LHP, Grade B+
  3. Robbie Erlin, LHP, Grade B+
  4. Tanner Scheppers, RHP, Grade B
  5. Mike Olt, 3B, Grade B
  6. Engel Beltre, OF, Grade B-
  7. Robbie Ross, LHP, Grade B-
The Rangers have a lot of depth in their organization and plenty of  left handed pitchers. The Rangers also have a top prospect that is a shortstop. Can you say Reyes insurance? 

Rumor Mill: Indians make good offer for Beltran?

According to's Peter Gammons, the Indians offered to pick up all of Beltran's remaining contract and give the Mets a good prospect in return, but Cleveland was not a fit for the Scott Boras client.

Heyman reports (on Twitter) that the deal was never presented to Beltran, so the Mets must know the which teams he'll accept a trade to.

The Phillies won't give up Jonathan Singleton for Beltran, according to Jon Heyman of, who confirms that Cosart and Brown aren't available either (Twitter link). More Phillies prospects will soon be off the table as well, according to Heyman.

Brewers GM Doug Melvin declined to speak about Beltran in particular, but he told Adam McCalvy of that he's always open to making the right deal, generally speaking.

Agent Scott Boras told's Jerry Crasnick that Beltran's decision to accept or block a trade will revolve around his chances of winning a title.

Crasnick's take on the leading suitors for Beltran confirms what we've read for the past 24 hours or so: the Rangers have ramped up their pursuit of Beltran and the Braves and Giants remain interested, while the Red Sox and Phillies appear to have slipped to the back of the pack.

Rumor Mill: More Beltran Trade Rumors on Tuesday

Here is a update to the Beltran Rumor Storyboard:

There's a strong belief the best offer may come from the Rangers, tweets SI's Jon Heyman, But the hangup is he still prefers the NL Teams - ATL, SF, and  Milwaukee - Who Heyman reiterates, there still in it...

The Mets' asking price has come down a bit from two weeks ago, an interested executive told Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter links).  Sherman says the Mets are talking two and three-prospect deals with the Rangers, Red Sox, Giants, Braves, Phillies, and Brewers.

The Mets have been turned down on requests for Mike Minor, Julio Teheran, or Arodys Vizcaino of the Braves, Zack Wheeler or Gary Brown of the Giants, and Domonic Brown or Jarred Cosart of the Phillies, reports ESPN's Jayson Stark.

Stark says the Mets are telling teams the Beltran deal isn't about money, and the team that offers the best players will get him.

Rumor Mill: Texas Rangers making a big push for Carlos Beltran?

Most Beat Reporters are in agreement that the Rangers are making a big push for Senor Beltran and that the Phillies have cooled, but the standing of the Braves, Red Sox, and Giants is unclear.

Some of the Beltran Rumors as of  Tuesday: 

A high-ranking source tells ESPN's Buster Olney there is no clear frontrunner for Beltran as of right now (Twitter link).  Meanwhile, a source close to the talks tells Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports he expects things to intensify within the next 48 hours (Twitter link).

The Giants "look like a possible favorite" for Beltran at the moment, reports SI's Jon Heyman.  The Braves are very interested as well, while the Phillies "don't seem all that involved."

The Reds are not currently involved in trade talks for Beltran, tweets ESPN's Buster Olney.

An executive from a team that has expressed interest in Beltran told Joel Sherman of the New York Post, "They are not getting a top-40-ranked prospect for Beltran even if they eat all the money [left on his contract]."  

Sherman's article goes on to explain why the Mets will probably have to settle for less-than-elite prospects.

He reiterates that the Rangers are aggressively pursuing Beltran and the Braves and Red Sox are the other two most interested clubs.     

Monday, July 25, 2011

Rumor Mill: Updated Beltran Rumors

The Rangers and Giants appear to be ahead of the Phillies and Braves in pursuit of Beltran, according to's Jerry Crasnick (on Twitter). As Crasnick points out, everything can change quickly.

There isn't much confidence within the industry that the Mets will obtain a top prospect for Beltran, according to Newsday's Ken Davidoff.

Beltran said yesterday that he has had "zero" contact with GM Sandy Alderson regarding possible trades, according to Newsday's David Lennon (on Twitter).

The Phillies have cooled on the idea of trading for Beltran, according to's Jayson Stark.

Beltran told Mike Puma of the New York Post, "I have not told (the Mets) I won't play for an American 
League team. I don't know where that is coming from" (Twitter link).  Beltran said he's fine with the American League as long as he doesn't have to DH.

There's no sign of the Mets dropping their price on Beltran, tweets ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

Rumor Mill: Monday Carlos Beltran Rumors

Here are some of the Carlos Beltran Rumors for Monday:

Beltran has privately told the Mets that he will not accept a trade to an American League team because he doesn't want to alternate between DH'ing and playing center field, and because he's not familiar with the league, according to Adam Rubin of Beltran has a list of seven NL team to whom he would accept a trade.

Beltran says that he would be okay with a trade to any of the five teams that have been rumored as destinations, tweets Mike Puma of the New York Post.

The Giants and Phillies continue to be the favorites with the Braves still in the mix, tweets Yahoo's Tim Brown.

The Giants, Red Sox, and Pirates could take on the most money in a Beltran deal,  one executive to Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter link).

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A look at Giants Prospect (OF) Francisco Peguero

According to a report by Yahoo's Jeff Passan , the Mets seem interested in Outfielder Francisco Peguero. So I decided to look up some scouting reports and video.

So Here it is:

Scouting Report For Francisco Peguero

Born 6/1/1988 -(23 years old) OF, San Francisco Giants

A speedy outfielder in the Giants' system, Dominican Francisco Peguero is a solid defender with developing on-base skills. After he put on a clinic at low-A Augusta in 2009 (.340/.359/.437) he did the same at high-A San Jose last year, slashing .329/.358/.488 while stealing 40 bases.

A line drive hitter whose build doesn't suggest future power (he's shaped more or less like Eugenio Velez, though he hits exclusively from the right side),

Peguero will have to keep reaching base at a high clip in order to contribute. He's got some distance to close, too: despite the nice batting average, his walk rate is too low, and he is getting caught stealing a frightfully high percentage of the time.

Here is some footage of  Peguero hitting a walk-off Grand Slam:

Rumor Mill: Carlos Beltran will likely be moved this week, Fire Sale afterwards?

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News,  the Mets' strong preference is to move Carlos Beltran to another team several days before next Sunday's trade deadline, but the garage sale likely will stop there.

According to a source with the direct knowledge of the team's thinking, it is "unlikely" that players other than Beltran will be traded, and there is "no activity on any other player at the moment."

Because of Beltran's continued health and production, the Mets believe that they can wrangle a top prospect from Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, San Francisco or another suitor.

Rumor Mill: Carlos Beltran Sunday Trade Rumors

Here is the Carlos Beltran Sunday Rumor Rundown from

Team officials for two of the clubs in talks with the Mets expect discussions to continue until next weekend, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York (on Twitter).

The Giants, Braves, Phillies, Red Sox, and Rangers have each had a scout on hand to watch Beltran this weekend, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.

Yahoo's Jeff Passan says (via Twitter) the Rangers are "coming hard" for Beltran, though San Francisco is still the frontrunner. Passan singles out Giants prospect Francisco Peguero as one name that may have been discussed.

The Red Sox see Beltran as a "total longshot," and are more concerned with adding pitching, according to's Buster Olney (via Twitter).

In his Insider-only blog, Olney says the Mets are looking for a top pitching prospect from the Braves - perhaps Mike Minor, Julio Teheran, Arodys Vizcaino, or Randall Delgado. One talent evalutor says he can't see GM Frank Wren parting with any of those four arms for Beltran.

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News looks at Minor and a few other prospects the Mets may be targeting in Beltran discussions.

    Rumor Mill: San Fran's OF Gary Brown is the centerpiece to Mets deal for Beltran?

    Mike Silva of  NY Baseball Digest  says there are reports swirling that Carlos Beltran is headed to San Francisco.

    According  to Silva, the main piece in the deal could be San Jose outfielder Gary Brown.

    Brown is the first round pick of the Giants from 2010. He was the Big West Conference Player of the Year for Cal State Fullerton that year as well.

    2010 Draft Scouting Report:

    Gary Brown - OF
    Cal State Fullerton, Jr.

    Birthdate: 8/27/1988
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 185 lbs.
    Bats: Right
    Throws: Right
    Scout's report filed: 3/2/10
    Game(s): San Diego

    Scouting Report

    Saturday, July 23, 2011

    Rumor Mill: Video - Fox's Ken Rosenthal talks about Carlos Beltran trade Rumors to Atlanta

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