Monday, December 11, 2006

Rich Harden, Danny Haren Remain on Mets Radar

Oakland starters Rich Harden and Danny Haren remain ideal fits for an anticipated Mets rotation upgrade. The Mets are thought to be willing to part with young outfielder Lastings Milledge, who for some reason seems to be more highly regarded outside the Mets organization than within. Milledge could be dealt to the Athletics with any one of a number of tradeable arms, including coveted youngsters Mike Pelfrey, Phil Humber and Andy Soler, plus Oliver Perez or even Jason Vargas, both with major league experience and some upside. A's GM Billy Beane, however, is thought to have his eye on Aaron Heilman, who can start but is envisioned by the Mets as a longman in the '07 bullpen.