If the New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks can come to an agreement on a Shawn Green trade, then Green would likely waive his no-trade clause to join the National League East leaders, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Arizona and the Mets have been discussing a deal involving Green, 34, as the Mets are looking to upgrade their corner outfield spots. Since Green is owed $9.5 million next season, with a $2 million buyout for his 2008 option, money has dominated the talks, as the Mets don’t want to pay more than half of the $11.5 million owed to Green beginning next year.
The arrival of young right fielder Carlos Quentin has changed the dynamics of the Diamondbacks, making Green less relevant in Arizona, and the veteran apparently isn’t oblivious to the development.
Matt Gelb at MetsGeek reports that WFAN’s Steve Sommers has claimed the deal is done. Would the Schmoozer lie to us? Not intentionally, I’m sure. But until Steve Lyons has blessed the trade, I won’t believe it.