January 03, 2007

Milledge is the trade chip

John Heyman at Sports Illustrated, writes about Lastings Milledge and how the Mets are using him and only him as trade bait:

The Mets are using Lastings Milledge as their main trade bait after losing out on Zito (by $51 million, as it turns out -- $126 million to $75 million). But Milledge's value has slipped after an uneven rookie season. They are adamant about keeping Mike Pelfrey and reluctant to trade Aaron Heilman. The San Francisco Chronicle suggestion of Milledge for Joe Blanton doesn't seem outlandish considering Milledge's slip in value.

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