“Dontrelle Willis”:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=7133 and Miguel Cabrera are on their way to Detroit, with the Florida Marlins getting back prospects outfielder Cameron Maybin, pitcher Andrew Miller, catcher Mike Rabelo and three minor league pitchers.
Obviously, the Mets didn’t have those resources, and even if they did they wouldn’t have been invited to the party.
“Sometimes a player is available,” Mets GM Omar Minaya said, “but, he’s not available to you. There are teams that don’t like to trade in the division.”
We’ve talked about this several times before the trade line. No way was Willis coming to the Mets.