Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Seattle Wants To Trade Raul Ibanez To The National League…
Various published reports indicate the Mariners favor dealing outfielder-first baseman Raul Ibanez to a National League team, if behind-the-scenes chatter is any indication. The Mets, Diamondbacks and Dodgers are among the potential suitors, all offering a buffer to keep Ibanez from coming back to haunt his former team.
If the Mets do not have to part with one of their better prospects, then, Ibanez could help. I hope Minaya does not trade significant prospects, to rent players. Minaya is already saying the right things, that the Mets would prefer to solve things in house, with their own players, and that Jon Niese and Fernando Martinez may play at Shea, after the July 31st trading deadline.
Comments like that, are designed to pump up the value of their prospects, and hopefully decrease the highway robbery prices, other teams will charge for their established players.
Posted by Mets and music fan at 10:55 AM