Trade With Indians?

According to MLBTradeRumors, Omar Minaya and Cleveland GM Mark Shapiro had a face-to-face meeting.

MLBTR speculates that the Mets might be interested in an outfielder such as Jason Michaels, David Dellucci, or Shin Soo Choo, and possibly in pitchers Cliff Lee and/or Jeremy Sowers.

Choo — no, because he’s coming off TJ surgery and is not better than existing options. Dellucci — no, he’s a LH hitter and the Mets need a righty. Michaels — maybe, but I hope not. Lee — possible. Sowers — huh? I thought Sowers was the Injuns’ lefthanded version of Mike Pelfrey … so how / why is he available?

Personally, I hope the talk surrounds Kelly Shoppach … but that’s doubtful. Lee or Sowers would be a fine alternative for fifth starter insurance … or who knows, maybe I was on to something with the Andy Marte suggestion.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. Walnutz15 March 21, 2008 at 8:07 am
    If the Mets are able to swing a deal for Marte — then I’ll send you over one of those boxing-Met puppets they sell at Shea.

    You’d have called it, Joseph. But I’m not really sure what the Mets would have to giveto match up in that situation…….

    I DON’T want any of the other names, for what it’s worth: no Jason Michaels, no Koo-Koo-Soo-Choo, and I’d even be lukewarm to Cliff Lee (who Minaya loves)….but Marte: I’d be open to seeing what they want there.

  2. joe March 21, 2008 at 9:13 am
    Choo … hmmm … Choo Choo Coleman … Mr. Koo … I’ll pass, but it would be fun to hear “I am the Walrus” played when he came to bat (koo koo ka choo).
  3. Walnutz15 March 21, 2008 at 10:21 am
    “I am the Walnutz.”

    …….that is all.