New York Mets reliever Bobby Parnell is another player who will circulate the rumor mill.
According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Mets have no plans to trade Parnell.
However, as Joel Sherman of the New York Post says, the Mets should think about changing their minds.
The Mets have to be open-minded about trading Parnell this month because two factors exist that could increase his value and, thus, increase the likelihood of finding a young, impact, cost-controlled bat to blend with those young arms:
1. There are several teams, notably the Tigers and Red Sox, in full go-for-it mode that are desperate for late-inning solutions.
2. There is not a lot of inventory. There is no certainty, for example, the Phillies will trade Jonathan Papelbon. But even if they do, his velocity has dropped and he is owed $13 million in both 2014 and ’15. Parnell is making $1.7 million this year and would earn about $10 million in total between 2014-15, after which he would become a free agent.
As things continue to get worse for the Red Sox, Parnell is possibly a cheaper option in terms of prospects.
While New York doesn't want to part with Parnell, if the right deal comes around, the Mets will trade him.