The Mets offered RHP Aaron Heilman to the Rockies on Wednesday in exchange for LHP Brian Fuentes, reports Ken Rosenthal at FoxSports.com.
However, the Rockies also asked for RHP Scott Schoeneweis, explains Rosenthal, at which point ‘talks disintegrated.’
In 208 relief appearances for the Rockies during the last three seasons, the 32–year-old Fuentes has a 3.68 ERA including 81 saves while averaging over one strike out per inning.
Interestingly, Fuentes had a 4.50 ERA while pitching away from Coors Field last year, yet a 1.72 ERA while in Coors Field.
Fuentes is eligible for arbitration this off-season, and can be a free agent after next year.
Meanwhile, Heilman will be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, and can be a free agent after 2010.