The rumor mill was buzzing about a potential deal between the two teams over the last two days. And yesterday FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweeted that the Red Sox and Giants were in serious discussions.
This puts a kibosh on any chance the Mets had of trading Bartolo Colon to San Francisco.
Colon is scheduled to pitch Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. He is under contract for $9 million this season and $11 million in 2015.
Danny Knobler also heard the Mets are trying hard to move Colon. Sources have told ESPN New York that the Mets are receptive to trading Colon with the team considering itself deep at starting pitcher.
The Mets have Daisuke Matsuzaka they can turn to, Jeremy Hefner nearing a return from elbow surgery, and prospects Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero in Triple-A. Plus Matt Harvey is due to return from Tommy John surgery next season.