We just finished are daily session with Omar Minaya, who said it wasn’t likely (but not impossible) another deal would get done tonight. He left us for dinner and meetings, one with Oakland, where of course, what we’ve been talking about all day will be discussed.
Minaya said adding Ambiorix Burgos provides the flexibility to deal from his bullpen – and we’re talking Aaron Heilman – if he wanted. Minaya said at the start of the meetings somebody always emerges in trade talks who wasn’t thought to be on the market and evidently that somebody is Rich Harden.
I’ve heard more Harden than Blanton, and I’ve heard three players could get it done. I’m still thinking Lastings Milledge, Heilman and Phil Humber.
Minaya also said the groundwork was laid to continue trade talks after the meetings break tomorrow morning. If the Mets don’t do anything else this winter, Minaya said he’s satisfied with his staff, but that could just be posturing as to not appear over-eager in the eyes of the trade market to add something.
As far as Barry Zito is concerned, the Mets will continue to talk with agent Scott Boras.