MLB Rumors: Are The Yankees and Mets Negotiating a Trade?

Tommy MarcusCorrespondent IOctober 11, 2008

According to Frank Russo of New York Baseball Digest, as well as Was Watching, the star center fielder of the New York Mets, Carlos Beltran, will be playing in New York next season—but on which team?

The Mets, as Ted Berg of MetsBlog confirms, could be taking calls about Carlos Beltran this offseason, and one possible trade could have Carlos Beltran playing in pinstripes.

The rumored trade is one that doesn't make much sense for the New York Mets. According to Frank Russo,

“Now, this is an interesting trade I heard: A Yankee trade between the Yankees and the Mets, think about this. Robbie Cano, another member of the bullpen—either Veres and/or Bruney, Kennedy and possibly another one of the prospects from Scranton-Wilkes Barre or below, to the Mets for Carlos Beltran."

As a New York Mets fan who has constantly thrown his anger towards Carlos Beltran, I still see this trade as a stupid one. Carlos Beltran is one of the main reasons for any success we have, not for the lack thereof.

Although this trade could relieve our bullpen somewhat, there are many more possibilities that wouldn't take away one of our best hitters. Robinson Cano is decent at best (obviously he would be an improvement for the Mets over Castillo, but still...), and Ian Kennedy has yet to prove he has what it takes at the major-league level.

Hopefully, this is just a rumor. However, if this does happen, know that I will never forgive Omar Minaya for making a trade like this.