Bartolo Colon

Mets looking for SS and LF help via trade

The Mets are looking to acquire a shortstop and a left fielder with power through trade, possibly in return for Bartolo Colon, whom the Mets are listening to proposals on and may deal (Rubin, July 14).

According to former GM now ESPN analyst Jim Bowden, the Mets can expect to be offered one, good upper-level prospect in a 1-for-1 deal for Colon (ESPN Insider, June 27).

Two players that have been rumored as possibilities at shortstop are the Cubs’ starter Starlin Castro and prospect Javier Baez. Another name in the conversation has been Diamondbacks’ Didi Gregorius, but reports say Gregorius unlikely to be dealt midseason.

Castro is a perfect match for the Mets, an anonymous member of the Mets told columnist John Harper (Daily News, July 7). Castro, 24, is in the second year of a seven-year, $60-million contract, which includes a $16 million team option in 2020.

However, neither side is inclined to explore a deal for Castro until after the season, according to Harper’s sources.


5 p.m.: The Cubs aren’t expected to deal Castro this season, and might move him to third base to make room for recently acquired Addison Russel. They could move top prospect Kris Bryan to the outfield (Lennon, Short, July 14).


The Yankees, A’s, Blue Jays, Angels, Orioles, Brewers, Indians, Pirates and Mariners have all been listed in reports as teams that could have interest in acquiring Colon.

The 41-year-old Colon will earn $9 million this season, and is due $11 million in 2015. He has a 3.99 ERA in 121.2 innings this year.




719 comments
Mark Livingston
Mark Livingston

Yes, but realistically it will be for a mid-tier prospect, hopefully corner OF or shortstop. And people saying Tulo, just stop. It just....just stop.

G.b. Miller
G.b. Miller

Why yes, let's write off the season like normal.

Roger Caruthers
Roger Caruthers

You're right. It would not happen. But, wishful thinking is fun.

Howard S Rosenberg
Howard S Rosenberg

I want to see the future, not someone that won't be here for the long haul.

David A Goodwin
David A Goodwin

Left field? Eric young Jr problem solved in left. Next

Billy Attreed
Billy Attreed

Javier Baez would be a nice fit, but I'm concerned what the Cubs would want for him. Our pitching isn't as strong as it was a few months ago. Gee & Niese having their issues and Harvey still hasn't reached the point in his rehabbing that would put himself in a game to show he will be the same as he left even though he has looked great. Thor even though he has pitched well, he has been hit hard, but at a young age is expected but not as much. So, to get Baez I like, but what will the cost be. Pitching or prospects on our farm a few yrs away.

Andy Brill
Andy Brill

Who do any of you really think the Mets could get back for him that would be an upgrade at SS or LF??

Shawn R. Babcock
Shawn R. Babcock

Of course. We're deep at starter...and he won't be around when we're really ready anyway. Just go with a young arm. If you want to mitigate, get a SS, prob in a different deal, that would help a lot in making a conservative run at this year.

Mydol AlphaIota
Mydol AlphaIota

I think he is pitching exactly how they need him to. Everything has to go right though.

Stephen Walker
Stephen Walker

Trade him now before he ends up on the DL. I don't see him making it through the yr.

D.j. Ace
D.j. Ace

Of course and he's lost 3 straight u btr trade while he's .500..Not pounds..Make moves man,the Mets r going nowhere as long as Alderson is making trades and decisions..

Connie Levin
Connie Levin

Bring back Jetter - even at 40 he will help!

Scott Warwick
Scott Warwick

Trade Colon while his value is at its peak, but I wouldn't even worry about trying to trade Young. Cut him outright, for all I care - no one's going to be dumb enough to want him as anything other than an unrestricted free agent. As for a potential suitor, I'd kind of like to see the Mets look to make a move with Cleveland for Asdrubal Cabrera.

John Kaniuk
John Kaniuk

Yes, with the YOUNG brothers. The Mets need to get some OF help. NOW.

Zebediah Sanzo
Zebediah Sanzo

Give me two "Tony Gwynns", Wright, Murphy, and four mid-to-late career "Ozzie Smiths"!!!

Christian Shackel
Christian Shackel

Forget an out fielder get a good hitting SS and get rid of tejada....we have enough out fielders

Zebediah Sanzo
Zebediah Sanzo

Get a HITTER. Not a "power" hitter, but an actual, honest-to-God hitter. High average, on base pct., low strikeouts. I don't care if all he gets are singles! Three fly ball outs are all that most power hitters are going to get in CITI! Tired of you guys chasing low average hackers that occasionally make contact and go yard IN SMALLER STADIUMS! Learn to use your stadium as an advantage and go to a high average small-ball approach!

Keith Weinstein
Keith Weinstein

i feel u on C. Young but prob wishful thinking on that one...

Jay Vasquez
Jay Vasquez

We should of gotten santana and garza. This problem wouldnt exist !!!!!!

John McCarthy
John McCarthy

His batting average of .200 is what's wrong.

Kristin Smith
Kristin Smith

Not my ruben!!!! They always get rid of the good looking players

Christian Fowler
Christian Fowler

what you talking about? the only reason why we winning is because of our offense.

Dylan Diaz
Dylan Diaz

They don't need another outfielder they already have 6 on the team and all are batting well, except for Chris young

Russell Bevans
Russell Bevans

Please someone tell me what is wrong with young in lf

cduran
cduran

Trade for Kristen bryant... of the Chicago cubs. Synderguard, Paleki I think his name is , and rosario

living the pipe dream lmao 


nobody is going to sign u lol