Parnell knows he could be trade bait — no matter how unlikely a deadline deal appears for the Mets.
The Twitterverse exploded late Tuesday night when Action News in Jacksonville reported the Jaguars were “making a play” for the Jets’ popular backup quarterback ahead of Thursday’s trading deadline.
Anybody who has watched the Mets lately knows they sorely need bullpen help. How they get it is a major question. And perhaps a bigger question is, where SHOULD they get it from?
A Carlos Beltran trade might make some Mets fans upset. Or Yankees fans. According to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, two New York rivals — the Phillies and Red Sox — are “among the most aggressive suitors” for Beltran.
Jose Reyes may need up to three weeks of rest for his ailing hamstring. In that case, he would return right around the July 31 trading deadline, if not afterward. But for those fans that think Reyes has played his last game in blue and orange, think again.
In the final year of Carlos Beltran’s 7-year, $119 million deal, most people think the Mets might peddle him before the July 31 trading deadline. And I say — hold on. Not so fast.
The trading deadline is a little over five weeks away. The Mets are just two games under .500 and five games behind in the wild card race. Does that make them buyers? It just might, according to Mets COO Jeff Wilpon.
If anyone knows how important Jose Reyes is to the Mets, it’s Carlos Delgado. “I never like to play GM, but Reyes is a good player. He’s a game-changer,” Delgado told the New York Daily News on Monday.
I said it in spring training and I will say it again — I simply believe Jose Reyes and David Wright will be wearing Mets uniforms after the trading deadline. Nothing I have seen this season has made me change my mind on that issue. Nothing.
The Mets are playing well as we end the first quarter of the season. And in a watered down NL wild card race, that could mean Sandy Alderson will have an interesting decision come July 31st.
Who’s a buyer? Who’s a seller? Do the Mets even know the trade deadline is Saturday?