December 07, 2006

Mets turn away Milledge for Cordero

Barry Svrluga at the Washington Post, writes about the deal the Mets turned down from the Nationals:

So what, then, is Cordero's value? One official who has spoken to the Nationals believes they want three players for him -- a top prospect, regardless of position; a promising young starting pitcher who wouldn't be deemed ready for another club's rotation but would get an immediate opportunity with the Nationals; and another pitcher. Even if the Nationals would take fewer players, the cost is clearly high.

With the Mets, for example, the top prospect could be outfielder Lastings Milledge, the official said. But a Mets official said it's almost certain his club wouldn't trade Milledge straight up for Cordero, let alone include more players.

"They want so much for their people," said an official of another club.

No comments: