Blog: Tigers want Heilman for Thames

In a post to his blog for ESPN.com, Jayson Stark writes:

“The Mets love Marcus Thames, but they’re not going to trade Aaron Heilman for him.”

According to Stark, while the Mets prefer Thames or Xavier Nady, “They continue to kick the tires on a group that includes Reed Johnson, Ryan Freel and Juan Rivera.”

However, in this morning’s Daily News, citing team officials, Adam Rubin writes that the Mets are unwilling to trade a young pitching prospect, such as Jon Niese, for a player like Rivera, “thwarting any potential deal with the Angels.”

thanks to Peter Wade for the link to stark’s blog