ensanimal wrote:i haven't been able to find anything about this anywhere.
It was reported in the NY Daily News, WFAN radio station as well as a bunch of Mets-oriented web sites but the Mets/Pirates have not confirmed it.
slomo007 wrote:This doesn't make sense. If Pittsburgh wouldn't take Wiggington straight up for Benson...how does throwing in Phillips and a Minor Leaguer >= Kendall. Obviously, if NY has to pay most of Kendall's contract, then it would make sense...but otherwise this is a terrible trade for Pittsburgh.
This is all about Pittsburg getting out from under that $37M payroll. Even if they pick up $10-$15M you're talking about $22M-$27M in savings.