posted on Jun, 12 2004 @ 06:51 PM
Royals GM ready to deal
Kansas City Star
"The Royals have been linked in discussions with San Diego to send Beltran and Randa to the Padres for third baseman Sean Burroughs, outfielder Xavier
Nady and another outfielder, perhaps Terrence Long. Baird met Friday night with Mets general manager Jim Duquette. The Mets are looking to acquire an
impact hitter, such as Beltran, but are likely to balk at Baird's price of third baseman David Wright. The Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs and Dodgers are also
believed to be interested in Beltran."
Cameron's Stock Takes a Hit
New York Times
"While Kansas City's Carlos Beltran set his stance for future negotiations on Friday, Mike Cameron just tried to defend his place as the Mets' center
fielder of the present and the future. The Mets are among a handful of teams that have expressed an interest in trading for Beltran, but the odds of
their landing him have never looked so steep."
Soriano, Ordonez may be on Mets' wish list
"Cameron can take solace in the fact that if the Mets hang around in the NL East race, they are more likely to target rightfield candidates, such as
Alfonso Soriano, who would have to switch from second base if Texas makes him available, or Magglio Ordoñez, who recently turned down a five-year,
$70-million offer to stay with the White Sox, but is on the disabled list after knee surgery
Will Mets deal Erickson?
New York Daily News
"With Scott Erickson's return from a left hamstring strain looming, Mets brass has considered the possibility of trading Erickson if success by Jae
Seo and Matt Ginter allowed. But a night after Ginter held the Twins to one run in 7-2/3 innings and did his part (before the Mets coughed up the lead
and were swept at the Metrodome), the Royals chased Seo (3-5) with two out in the fifth inning."
Pressure may be on Yankees GM to make a deal
New York Daily News
"Mariners righty Freddy Garcia has been linked to the Yanks for weeks and Pirates righty Kris Benson is readily available, but Cashman has said
countless times he has not felt pressure to make a trade and wanted to wait to see how the market develops. Since the Yankees have virtually no
realistic minor-league pitching options, however, he may no longer have that luxury."