Links: Mets Trying to Trade 40-man Dead Weight

scissorsThe Mets are carrying a number of players on their 40-man roster who are unlikely to contribute much this year or ever.

Adam Rubin reports:

In desperate need of clearing several spots, the Mets have put out word to other teams that they are interested in moving non-core prospects on the 40-man roster.

Among those available via trade: Gonzalez Germen, Darin Gorski, Reese Havens, Juan Lagares, Cesar Puello, Elvin Ramirez and Hansel Robles.

If Mets officials are unable to trade prospects on the 40-man roster for other teams’ farmhands not on the 40, they will have to start placing them through waivers at the end of the week to clear spots. A handful likely would clear, including Havens.

 

I would imagine that Germen, Havens and Robles would all clear waivers. Some team might be entranced by Ramirez’s velocity. Lagares should clear as well.

Havens has one modest pursuer. Andy Martino of the Daily News who tweeted that “Heard #BlueJays have been poking around on #Mets minor league 2B Reese Havens.”

Martino also confirms that Puello is at risk. There’s some cruel irony that the Mets might sacrifice whatever potential the 22-year old Puello, who was in the Biogenesis documents, has left, to carry 35-year old Marlon Byrd who hit .210/.243/.245 in 153 PA last year between Chicago and Boston before getting suspended for PED use.

 

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