More Mets Clear Waivers

According to a source referenced to by’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?

Josh Burton is a student at Lynbrook High School on Long Island in New York. He enjoys writing about his favorite sports teams like the Mets, New Jersey Nets, and others. Josh has been a Mets fan since birth and has stuck with the team through the highs of the Bobby Valentine and Willie Randolph managerialships and the lows of the Art Howe and Jerry Manuel managerialships; of course the jury is still out on Terry Collins. His one dream with the New York Mets is to personally witness a World Series Championship in his lifetime. Ya Gotta Believe!
  1. gary s. August 16, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    This why we are mediocre.No one wants our players.If any of these losers leave, good luck to them.Not helping us win
  2. Joe August 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    Are these the only people they will put on waivers (Evans already cleared waivers more than once when he was sent down) and if so, is that a good idea?
  3. dave August 16, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    I think if they can get something for Pagan, they should do it. Having him and Murph on the same team is too much for a manager, both do not have a consistent grasp of the fundamentals.

    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

    • Joe August 16, 2011 at 10:23 pm
      With Beltran on the DL, maybe the Giants would be interested? 🙂
  4. gary s. August 16, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    Incredible.I think every position player other than thole and beltran before he was traded has been on the dl this year
  5. Timo August 19, 2011 at 9:02 am
    Of course, the players that don’t clear waivers had the most trade value BEFORE the deadline and we didn’t trade them. Izzy, Hairston, Tim B, & Paully didn’t clear waivers, so somebody wanted them and they had some value. I understand Izzy’s non-deal now because he wanted to get his 300 save with the Mets. The was nice and something fun to watch. However, the others really haven’t done much for us lately. They could have gotten us something. We have minor leaguer that could have done a mediocre job like they did.
    • Joe August 20, 2011 at 3:16 pm
      Is there a link where I can see all the people put on waivers to see what would happen?

      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.