Report: Mets willing to trade Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson
Having fallen well out of the playoff picture, the New York Mets appear willing to turn over much of their roster for young talent.
According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Mets are now willing to hear offers for a variety of veterans in their clubhouse. Olney goes as far to call New York “open for business”.
Having lost seven of their last eight, the Mets may have recently changed their mind about buying or selling midseason. Olney now reports that Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, and others are all available for the right price.
Currently 31-41 on the season, the Mets sit in fourth place in the NL East. They trail the division-leading Nationals by 12 games and are a whopping 14.5 games behind the Colorado Rockies for the second wild card spot in the National League.
After being swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers in a four-game series this week, the Mets travel to San Francisco for a three-game set with the struggling Giants.
Shane McNichol covers college basketball and the NBA for Larry Brown Sports. He also blogs about basketball at Palestra Back and has contributed to Rush The Court, ESPN.com, and USA Today Sports Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @OnTheShaneTrain.