Mets Notes: Parnell On The Trade Block?, Interest In Pudge, Theriot
Here are the latest Mets Notes following the close of the 2011 Winter Meetings:
Mets Considered Trading Bobby Parnell: According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, the Mets were contemplating trading 27-year old fireballer Bobby Parnell to an unknown team for a starting position player.
Rubin said that Mets officials were “weighing the merits of the deal and there was no assurance they would pull the trigger.”
After the acquisitions of Jon Rauch, Frank Francisco and Ramon Ramirez, the Mets could move Parnell without losing too much depth in the bullpen. Though as Rubin points out, Parnell will be making near-league minimum for the next four years while Rauch and Ramirez will be free agents following 2012.
Mets Will Receive The Marlins’ Second Round Pick For Jose Reyes: According to Ken Davidoff, the Mets will get a second round draft pick for the loss of Jose Reyes to the Miami Marlins. The Padres will receive a extra pick right before the Mets second-round compensation pick. Both teams will also receive a supplemental “sandwich” pick as well.
Endy Chavez Reunion Unlikely: With the acquisition of Andres Torres, former-Met Endy Chavez is less-likely to be inked for a second tour of duty, tweets Andy Martino of the Daily News . Anthony DiComo sees the Orioles, Rangers or Mariners as more likely landing spots for Chavez.
Mets Have Interest in Pudge Rodriguez, Ryan Theriot: According to Jon Heyman, the Mets could be a possible landing spot for future hall-of-famer Pudge Rodriguez. The 14-time All-Star just completed a 2-year $6 million deal with the Nationals and say he intends to play for several more years. Rodriguez is only 156 knocks away from the 3,000 hit plateau and could bring some much-needed excitement to the 2012 New York Mets.
Also coming from Heyman, the Mets may have interest in the Cardinals Ryan Theriot. Theriot is likely to be non-tendered by the Cards and could draw a great deal of interest from teams looking for middle-infield depth.
Random Trade Rumors:
-The Mets tried to gauge to interest for Jason Bay, not surprisingly, there was none.
-The Rockies really like Mets southpaw Jon Niese, but to this point have yet to have any conversations regarding the 25-year old hurler.
-There has been interest in Mike Pelfrey; unfortunately, the offers have been “underwhelming”.
-And finally, the Amazin’s are not talking to any teams about David Wright.
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