There’s been a lot of rumors lately about who the Mets may trade for as the non waiver trade deadline approaches. The most speculation is around second base where Jose Valentin is on the DL with a fractured right tibia. I’d argue that the Mets are better off without Valentin. Ruben Gotay has been playing excellent ball and Damion Easley, Marlon Anderson and Anderson Hernandez provide depth. I don’t think they have be jumping through hoops to get another guy in here right now. (That may change.)
Along those lines Ken Rosenthal at Foxsports.com reports that the team will not trade for Giants second baseman Ray Durham. However, Rosenthal continues, Houston’s Mark Loretta and the White Sox’s Tadahito Iguchi are still possibilities. Stay tuned.