Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
I'd guess the number of teams in fire sale mode would be close to zero. The market is so remarkably different from even five years ago. I don't see the Mets being hesitant to trade Byrd, honestly. They're bad this season, the fan base knows it, and nobody's going to raise a stink. The Mets are talent thin all over, so they'll probably want more than just Partch, but they won't demand anything of real value, just a handful of minor league scratch off tickets.
Though the Mets aren't the brightest franchise, so they may just cling to the hope they're not still a financial and managerial mess.
The Mets have a big public relations problem. Selling off decent players for non-prospects will only make it worse.
This isn't the usual trade deadline, get rid of salary, get what you can in return situation.
But we'll see what they do if anything.