Saturday, January 07, 2006

Mets Seek Ramirez

Carlos Beltran has heard the rumors, that the New York Mets inquired about a possible trade for Manny Ramirez.

While trade talk between the Boston Red Sox and Mets appears to have cooled, Beltran would love to have Ramirez alongside him in the Mets outfield this year.

"If it happens, that would be great," Beltran said Thursday during a telephone conference call. "Who doesn't want to have Manny on the ballclub? Who doesn't want to have that bat on the ballclub?"

Beltran spoke several times during the offseason with Carlos Delgado, the hard-hitting first baseman the Mets acquired from the Florida Marlins to boost their offense and said that he spoke with Delgado just as reports of the trade were breaking. Beltran acknowledged that a deal for Ramirez likely was a long shot.

"I think for the Mets to be able to get that done, it has to be a perfect deal," he said. "If it doesn't happen, I think right now with what we've got, we can accomplish what we need to do."

As Beltran said, this would bea absolutely perfect for the Mets! Their offensive problems would be solved ( more then solved) and their pitching would get a lot of support.

If this deal does happen, the Red Sox will be cease to be a threat in the American League East.


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