- Jason Bay - Pittsburgh - now in Boston
- Raul Ibanez - Seattle - still in Seattle
- Arthur Rhodes - Seattle - now in Florida
- Manny Ramirez - Boston - Now in LA with the Dodgers
- Brian Fuentes - Colorado - still in Colorado
Minaya states the reason he didn't land these players, thus leading to their "getaway", is he felt the asking price was too steep. I am upset the Mets didn't land a much needed corner OF, but I am also glad he didn't mortgage the future for partial season rental.
Some of the players that the potential trading partners were:
- John Niese
- Fernando Martinez
- Carlos Beltran
- Eddie Kunz
- Bobby Parnell
Minaya will be actively searching the waiver wire the remainder of this season to try and land relief help and a corner OF. Players must pass through waivers before a trade can be made. Otherwise, a team may try and pick a player up off the waiver wire.