According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets and Diamondbacks have discussed potential trades:
According to media friend, Mets and Diamondbacks met and did not find common ground.
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) December 10, 2013
The Diamondbacks have a glut of shortstops, namely Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings. Arizona would be wise to deal one of them, and the Mets should keep trying to make things fit with Arizona. The Mets can offer Ike Davis or Lucas Duda (and sweeten the pot with prospects if needed). They could offer Daniel Murphy. They could offer a pitching prospect.
There were reports last Spring that Paul Goldschmidt was taking fly balls in the outfield, and that’s where he’d have to move if Arizona landed another first baseman – not a likely occurrence.
Also on the Diamondbacks front, Joel Sherman of the New York Post just tweeted the following:
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 10, 2013
UPDATE – 10:53 AM: According to Sherman, the Diamondbacks are reportedly considering dealing Tyler Skaggs and another piece to the Angels for Trumbo. That seems like it would be an overpay.
Additionally, it’s being reported that the Diamondbacks are interested in acquiring David Price from the Rays. If Arizona is serious in their pursuit of Price, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal thinks they may have to involve a third team in order to land Tampa’s Ace:
@PSLToFlushing If Arizona’s really interested in acquiring David Price, a third team may be necessary. We’ll see what happens.
— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) December 10, 2013
If true, that’s another chance for the Mets to acquire an upgrade at shortstop.
The Mets and Diamondbacks have not yet found common ground, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t eventually be able to work something out.