The Mets' deadline discussions with other clubs have not started "in earnest" and have been limited to cursory conversations so far, a baseball source told Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. Apparently, teams that might be sellers were largely unwilling to concede they were ready for that position yet. The official also projected that trades across baseball will likely be more about absorbing salary than parting with prospects. Here's a look at the Mets tonight..
- A team insider told Rubin that the players available now might not be worth acquiring for the Mets. Players available now such as Chad Qualls and Brad Lidge likely wouldn't be gamechangers for the Mets.
- The Mets are already actively working to get bullpen help and called the Padres to ask about Huston Street, a source tells Andy Martino of the New York Daily News (via Twitter). Street's prior issues with bench coach Bob Geren would also not be a factor if there is a fit.