Todayâ€™s trade deadline passed with the Mets unable to make a deal that would address their needs of adding a bat and bullpen arm.
The Mets had conversations with Seattle about Raul Ibanez, but the Marinersâ€™ asking price of two prospects among the group of Fernando Martinez, Jon Niese and Robert Parnell was too high.
General manager Omar Minaya has been adamant about not wanting to deal Martinez or Niese.
The Mets were also reportedly talking with Washington about reliever Luis Ayala.
“I would be comfortable with the players we have,â€™â€™ Mets manager Jerry Manuel said about the finishing the season with his current roster. “We just have to keep playing like we have been.â€™â€™
The Mets are off today, having lost two of three at Florida. It was their first series loss since dropping two of three to the Mariners, June 23-25.
Manuel said he regards getting Ryan Church back as making a trade, and indicated the team could have discussions about promoting 2007 first-round pick Ed Kunz from Double-A Binghamton to work out of the bullpen.
The Mets begin a three-game series tomorrow at Houston.