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The Rangers are interested in Carlos Beltran, K-Rod

Jun 27, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

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It’s only about a month or so until the trade deadline — at least the one that doesn’t require waivers — so I suppose we should crank up the Rumor-a-tron 3000. Here’s Heyman:

rangers interested in beltran as well as k-rod … Could be big trade partner for mets

I have this feeling a big bidding war is going to erupt for Beltran. So many teams are having trouble scoring runs. So few teams are shopping useful bats. ┬áThe Mets could clean up here — compared to other deadline deals for big money bats who are poised to hit free agency anyway — if they play their cards right.

As for Francisco Rodriguez: I suppose he’d be certain not to reach his games finished incentive if he goes to the Rangers, what with Neftali Feliz closing, so crazier things have happened. ┬áStill, he’s expensive for a setup man, so I’d be more surprised to see him moved, at least absent the Mets kicking in serious dough.

  1. sdelmonte - Jun 27, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Studies the winter 2010 articles on the Rangers’ farm system and goes “hmmmm.”

    If the Mets can swing five or six good prospects and K-Rod salary relief, maybe they can justify not trading Reyes, letting him play his heart out till the end. Then they could make a good faith offer (though I think Reyes will get offers that are both beyond the Mets’ means and reason for a player with an injury history), and live with the two draft picks you get for losing a class A free agent.

    The big question is who

    • bigharold - Jun 27, 2011 at 5:51 PM

      “If the Mets can swing five or six good prospects…”

      If the Mets can swing two decent ones with a used batting machine throw in they should jump on it. If K-Rods option kicks in it’ll kill the Mets financially.

  2. sdelmonte - Jun 27, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Studies the winter 2010 articles on the Rangers’ farm system and goes “hmmmm.”

    If the Mets can swing five or six good prospects and K-Rod salary relief, maybe they can justify not trading Reyes, letting him play his heart out till the end. Then they could make a good faith offer (though I think Reyes will get offers that are both beyond the Mets’ means and reason for a player with an injury history), and live with the two draft picks you get for losing a class A free agent.

    The big question is who wins out at the trade deadline: the savvy Sandy Alderson or the Wilpon curse.

    • Kevin S. - Jun 27, 2011 at 3:01 PM

      Five or six good prospects for a set-up guy and an expiring corner bat? That’s dreaming.

    • jwbiii - Jun 27, 2011 at 10:14 PM

      Adrian Gonzalez got three good prospects and an organizational depth guy. Would you trade Adrian Gonzalez straight up for Francisco Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran? I wouldn’t. So two good prospects and a AAAA guy would be a reasonable return for them.

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