Mets outfielder Angel Pagan is drawing trade interest, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. The writers note that Pagan may have more value to other clubs, where he could be used as a starting center fielder. The Royals are one interested party, but the duo's source says the Mets aren't interested in Jose Guillen. Why a guy with positive value like Pagan would be linked to one with major negative value like Guillen in the first place is beyond me.
Pagan, 28, hit .306/.350/.487 in 376 plate appearances last year for the Mets, playing all three outfield positions. Pagan was originally drafted by the Mets in '99, purchased from them by the Cubs in '06, and shipped back to the Mets for a couple of minor leaguers in January of '08. He's arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter.
The Cubs are now looking for a center fielder after giving away Pagan in January of '08 and Felix Pie a year later.