Buster Olney ?@Buster_ESPNOther teams asked about Mark Trumbo, and been told that he's not available; the Angels have said they are keeping him.
Stinks because he'd be the main chip in any deal with them IMO. Things can always change though
from NY Post July 21, 2011: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/mets/amazin_author_angel_ic_ending_HacwVQS2tIu9M8Vu78PTwN "...you keep reading comments like "The Mets are asking for too much (for Beltran) at this point."
When teams are done kicking the tires, the Mets will know where they stand.
"We're going to get at least one really good player," said another Mets official.
The Giants are central to the Beltran trade puzzle. They have young pitching to spare, and though they say they will not trade Zach Wheeler, the sixth pick of the 2009 draft, anything is possible. The Giants lost 1-0 to the Dodgers yesterday, again showing why they need Beltran's offensive punch. Unlike the Mets, their future is now.
For Alderson, it's always about pitching.
The Giants need Beltran more than any other team and after numerous conversations with Bruce Bochy at the All-Star Game in Phoenix, I am convinced he is going to push general manager Brian Sabean as far as he can in an effort to acquire Beltran, but Sabean is stubborn." Giants "say they will not trade Zach Wheeler" "I am convinced he (Bochy) is going to push general manager Brian Sabean as far as he can in an effort to acquire Beltran, but Sabean is stubborn" We all know how that shook out. Trumbo might still be acquired. Depends how desperate Angels are for pitching. And who else Mets put in package w/ Dickey.