Jon Heyman of SI.com, reports in his latest column that “there’s growing suspicion” that the Mets will try trade Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes, Francisco Rodriguez and Mike Pelfrey if they are not in contention before the July 31 trade deadline.
There is a growing suspicion around the game that if the Mets are out of it at mid-year, they will look to trade several veterans, possibly including Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes and Francisco Rodriguez. But there is a belief now that Mike Pelfrey, a much younger veteran, might also make it to the trade block, a possibility that was first speculated by John Harper in the New York Daily News.
I don’t doubt that the Mets will make some sort of an attempt to trade Beltran, Reyes, or K-Rod if the season unravels, but he would truly have to be a miracle worker to get anything of real value for Beltran or K-Rod because of clauses or options in their contracts that make them unappealing.
Reyes could catch a nice price from a team that needs a shortstop and a leadoff type, but I don’t know what the Mets can possibly get for Pelfrey who probably appears to be a No. 4 type starter to most teams especially those in contention.