The Kansas City Royals have been open to trading outfielders Jarrod Dyson and Lorenzo Cain this offseason, and the New York Mets have talked with the Royals about a potential deal. However, the Mets are not interested in either player, according to Jeff Todd of MLB Trade Rumors:
The Mets are at least looking into the possibility of a trade for a center fielder, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes. He describes the organization as being “semi-engaged” in talks for a variety of possibilities.
Among the options, it seems, are a few high-profile veterans. There has been some “preliminary” talk with the Pirates on Andrew McCutchen, but there’s no present momentum towards a deal. Likewise, New York has spoken with the Royals, but doesn’t want to add a one-year rental in Lorenzo Cain and evidently is not excited about adding another speed/glove player in Jarrod Dyson, who Rosenthal says is viewed as being “too similar” to in-house option Juan Lagares.
The Athletics, Orioles and Rangers have expressed interest in Dyson, who played in 107 games for the Royals last season, the second-most in a season in his career. He hit .278 with one homer and 25 RBIs with 30 stolen bases.
Cain is entering the final year of his contract, and the Royals are worried they will be unable to re-sign him as a free agent next winter. He hit .287 with nine home runs and 56 RBIs in 103 games last season.
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