Mets and RedSox are discussing one bad contract for another. Dice-K ($18.5M)for Beltran ($20M).
My crazy off the wall idea:
Mets get: F.Cordero, Bailey and Dorn.
Reds get: Beltran + $4M
The Mets get a starter that will compete for a spot in their rotation, a closer and a decent AAA bat.
Reds finally get the LF middle of the lineup hitter. Reds only pay a difference of $3.5M in salary.
Reds clear room in the rotation that will look like this.
Arroyo, Cueto, Wood, Leake, Volquez and start the Chapman for closer experiment.