More Mets Clear Waivers
According to a source referenced to by ESPNNewYork.com’s Adam Rubin Jason Bay, Chris Capuano, D.J. Carrasco, Willie Harris and Angel Pagan of the Mets have all been placed on and have cleared waivers (and as you already know, Chris Capuano cleared waivers as well). This does not mean that any of the the aforementioned players will be traded, but it leaves the door open for the Mets to move them to a contending team if the right offer is presented.
Since July 31st’s non-waiver trade deadline has already passed, the only way for any trades to be completed is if the players involved are first offered to each MLB club by being placed on waivers. If no team makes a claim for any of the players, the team trading the players can then offer each player to any of the other 29 MLB teams.
This is a smart move for the Mets because as of right now, no other players on the team are immovable other than the team cornerstones, David Wright and Jose Reyes. If GM Sandy Alderson is presented with the right offer for any of the players that cleared waivers, we could see a trade within the next two weeks.
What do you think? Will any Mets be moved this month?
I know the Irish Hammer is a Flushing Fave but I would trade him to an AL team for useful parts, if he comebacks healthy of course
As to your list, they did provide something — Hairston has shown some bat, Byrdak has pitched pretty well and Paulino guided the pitching better than Thole.
I’m just not sure how much a short rental of these guys would get ya. Can’t really be much though maybe some playoff team might give you something. I guess anything offered wasn’t deemed enough.