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Mets Pursuing Shawn Green

According to the East Valley Tribune, the Mets are hot on the tail of Arizona right fielder Shawn Green.  Jack Magruder tells us:

"There are strong indications that the Diamondbacks will ask Shawn Green to waive his no-trade clause to facilitate a trade to the New York Mets, although Green said after Saturday’s game no such request has been made. The Mets asked the D-Backs about Green earlier this week, after he cleared waivers, sources said Saturday. 

While Green can veto a trade to a team other than San Diego, Anaheim or San Francisco, a deal to the Mets would reunite him with good friend Carlos Delgado, who was in Green’s wedding and played with Green in Toronto from 1993-99."


This week, the Mets have been using Endy Chavez, Lastings Milledge, and newly acquired Ricky Ledee in right field.  Chavez, 28, is playing the best ball of his career and is even showing a little pop (.436 SLG).  At .284/.349/.429, Green has a nearly identical stat line to Chavez.  Any improvement would be minimal, but perhaps the Mets could acquire Green without surrendering much.


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