27th April 10:03
Yanks still thinking about Juan Gonzalez?
From the Daily news: -- More Yanks, Mets in play
In addition to working out a deal for Armando Benitez, the Mets and
Yankees addressed other trade possibilities yesterday.
During a meeting in Tampa, Yankees officials mulled several scenarios
in addition to those involving Benitez.
Owner George Steinbrenner has said several times he wants to add a
bat. Rangers slugger Juan Gonzalez is one of the players being
Texas GM John Hart is scheduled to meet today with Gonzalez's new
agent, Fernando Cuza, sources said. Hart would like to move Gonzalez,
but needs the player to waive his no-trade clause.
The Yanks would need to ship out Raul Mondesi before adding someone
like Gonzalez. The Cubs have contacted the Bombers about a deal for
the right fielder.
Chicago is stepping up its attempt to upgrade offensively because
Corey Patterson is out with a torn ACL.
Meanwhile, the Mets tried to assure Steve Trachsel that he will remain
with the team. Sources said the Mets called Trachsel's agents, Sam and
Seth Levinson, to say the veteran righty "will not be traded."
The Red Sox had asked about dealing for Trachsel to bolster their