Mets Unwilling to Trade Angel Pagan

The Mets are unwilling to part with Angel Pagan or any other major league regular in a trade this summer, reports Andy Martino of the Daily News, because of the uncertainly surrounding Carlos Beltran’s health.

However, Martino says the Mets are willing to trade Jenrry Mejia, Fernando Martinez and other minor league players.

…i still see no way the Mets end up with a guy like Cliff Lee without trading mejia… because, if the Mets and Twins are the front-runners for lee, that is only the case because they can keep the price up to a point that other teams are unwilling to get involved… in other words, if, say, the Twins are unwilling to trade top prospect C Wilson Ramos and the Mets are unwilling to trade mejia, and the price drops, how, at that point, do the Dodgers, Yankees and Rangers get involved… and, at what point is it more valuable for the M’s to keep lee and, instead, get two compensatory draft picks when he signs with a new team this winter…