Jon Heyman reports for SI.com that the Mets won’t pursue Boston Red Sox disgruntled slugger Manny Ramirez. The Mets have been telling trade potential trade partners that there are several prospects that are untouchable including Fernando Martinez and Jon Niese.
Red Sox GM told Tim McCarver on the Fox Game of the Week broadcast that if Ramirez would waive his no trade clause that he would pursue a trade. There have been whispers for several years now that Ramirez wants to land in Los Angeles when he leaves the Red Sox.
Ramirez is a native New Yorker and certainly would fit the Mets need for a corner outfielder and right-handed power bat. The only problem is that his behavior is so unpredictable, and the Mets would have to unload pretty much all of their top prospects to get him in a trade. I don’t think it’s worth it for two years of Ramirez. The Mets should look for a B-level outfielder that won’t cost all of the Mets top prospects.