The Mets according to Heyman are the front runners for Brian Fuentes services. He is looking at 3 years 36 Million dollars....The Cardinals, Indians, Rangers also will be in the bidding..
Another big name outfielder not named Manny that will be shopped this winter is Matt Holliday. He will be a free agent next year and the Rockies can not afford him. He is looking for a contract at 10 years, 200 Million next year.. Big price to pay for a outfielder who played his entire career in Colorado. Will he come back to earth after he leaves the Rocky Mountains?? Iam sure.....While O'Dowd is open to different packages depending on the trading partner, he'd like to acquire a young pitcher who could become a No. 2-type starter as part of the package.
Luis Castillo is not beloved by Mets manager Jerry Manuel, going back to their Marlins days together. But it's still going to be hard for the Mets to trade Castillo and the $18 million remaining on his contract. Orlando Hudson is a nice idea for the Mets, but tying up $16 million at second base ($6 mil for Castillo and a potential $10 mil for Hudson) seems like a bad idea.
Heyman speaking of Manny: "The Mets need to make sure that all their pitching needs are fulfilled, and they're showing limited interest in Ramirez thus far, but opposing GMs still wouldn't be shocked to see them emerge as an alternative to the Dodgers. And while the Yankees don't seem to have a need for a corner outfielder (or a DH for that matter), they haven't ruled out a run at Ramirez, either."