• The Mets missed out on top trade target Jonathan Lucroy, as the Milwaukee Brewers reportedly have an agreement in place to trade the two-time All-Star to the Cleveland Indians. Lucroy, who has a limited no-trade clause, must still approve the deal, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. If the trade goes through, the Indians will reportedly be sending four players to the Brewers, including top catching prospect Francisco Mejia, shortstop Yu-Cheng Chang and outfielder Greg Allen.
The Mets reportedly offered the Brewers a three-player package for Lucroy that included catcher Travis d’Arnaud, outfielder Brandon Nimmo and a third piece.
• With Lucroy seemingly off the board, the Mets have now shifted their attention to Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce, though Rosenthal noted that a deal is “not close.”
Bruce, 29, is hitting .268 with 25 home runs and a National League-best 80 RBI over 96 games for the Reds. Still, he’s an imperfect fit for the Mets as a lefty-hitting corner outfielder. If the Mets were able to land Bruce, they would use him as their regular right fielder and deploy a mix of Curtis Granderson and Michael Conforto in center, per Rosenthal.
• FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported that the Yankees are “have gauged trade
Article source: http://www.nj.com/mets/index.ssf/2016/07/mlb_trade_rumors_latest_on_yankees_mets.html
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