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Cubs turn down Mets' offer for Carlos Zambrano, Mets turn down Astros' offer for Brett Myers

Jul 31, 2010, 9:48 AM EDT

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com the Mets turned down an offer from the Astros for Brett Myers and then had the Cubs turn down their offer for Carlos Zambrano.
New York balked at parting with Bobby Parnell and Josh Thole for Myers, which Heyman suggests shows he’s only available “a steep price.” I don’t really see it that way, because Parnell is a good but not great 25-year-old relief prospect and Thole likely projects as a backup-caliber catcher.
As noted by D.J. earlier this morning Houston may indeed be asking a lot for Myers, but requesting a Parnell/Thole package doesn’t necessarily show that.
The Mets also reportedly offered to swap bad contracts with the Cubs, taking on Zambrano in exchange for sending Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo to Chicago. Heyman says the Cubs balked because they “didn’t want Castillo, too.” As if they could have possibly wanted Perez.
Most likely the Cubs think owing another $36 million to Zambrano is better than owing $12 million to Perez and $6 million to Castillo. Or something.

  1. YankeesfanLen - Jul 31, 2010 at 10:37 AM

    Why don’t the Metropolitans go all the way and see if Milton Bradley is available?
    This must be more of Omar’s “Well, we TRIED” to do something.

  2. YANKEES1996 - Jul 31, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Poor Omar, here it is trading deadline halfway through and the collaspe has begun, I believe we have seen this I did everything possible to give us a chance to win act from Omar before, haven’t we?

  3. BDawk - Jul 31, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Brett Myers as a Met? Ugh.

  4. w2lucky - Jul 31, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    Omar, you’re late as usual and the Phillies beat the Mets yet again. Omar must have naked picture of Wilpons stashed somewhere for them to keep this guy.

  5. SOMERSETBIG DOG - Jul 31, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    I DID NOT EXPECT THE METS TO MAKE A BIG MOVE. THEY ARE GOING TO LET THEIR NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM DO THAT AFTER OMAR GETS LAUNCHED AFTER THE SEASON.

  6. Mavix - Jul 31, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    The reason why Omar didn’t request for Bradley is because he’s not latino. The Mets have a new name in New York…Los Mess.

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