Tigers Want Heilman
Just saw this on Gotham Baseball:
According to a MLB executive familiar with the “talks” (which no one will confirm are actually going on), no deal is going to happen with the Tigers (for Marcus Thames) unless the Mets take Jorge Sosa off the table and put Aaron Heilman on.
The Mets, given the current status of their roster, do not seem willing to trade any healthy players at the current time. Also, Heilman is “not available”, according to one team insider.
Clearly, the Tigers are high on crack. Why would the Mets give up one of the best setup relievers in MLB over the last two and half seasons in return for a fourth (or fifth) outfielder who strikes out 25% of the time?
Detroit can keep Thames around for dust gathering. We’ll look elsewhere, thank you.