Floyd also said if he's still hurting by spring training that he will make a request to J.D. to be traded to an AL team so that he can become a DH. Maybe a fit for TB since that's where he wants to play?
I don't think Floyd's injury history is a secret to anyone and it's been obvious that he'd end up in the AL DHing if he continued to play. I am not sure how much trade value Floyd has but I don't think this diminishes it any. It's not like this new news revealed anything we didn't already know.
If the Mets plan to trade him I hope they do it this season prior to the trade deadline and strike while the iron his hot. They'll never get as much for him as they can right now IMO.
Maine has a good swing for a pitcher but on anything that moves, he has no chance. And if it's a fastball, it has to be up in the zone. Basically, the pitcher has to hit his bat. - Mike Pelfrey