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Prior to tonight’s game, Mets GM Omar Minaya confirmed that he had been approached by Indians GM Mark Shapiro regarding RHP C.C. Sabathia before trading the pitcher to the Brewers.

According to Minaya, Shapiro felt the Mets had the necessary players to make such a deal, but he declined.

…from what i understand, shapiro would have required Fernando Martinez and a pitcher like Jon Niese or Eddie Kunz, as well as another mid-level pitching prospect

Sabathia, who is 6–8 with a 3.83 ERA, will be a free agent at the end of this season, during which he will likely seek a contract similar to the seven-year deal signed by Johan Santana.

personally, i’m glad the Mets did not bite on sabathia, who will almost certainly sign with a different team after the season…right now, the Mets problem is not pitching, it’s a consistent offense

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