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The Mets are trying hard to trade RHP Bartolo Colon (Knobler, July 22), and the Giants have expressed interest (ESPN Deportes, July 22).

"I don't know anything about that," Colon said through an interpreter, when asked about trade rumors (, July 27). "Those are decisions for the upper management, and you can't control that stuff."

The Mets are willing to pay some of Colon's remaining salary this season, (Martino, July 25), but are unwilling to pick up a portion of his $11 million 2015 tab (Carig, July 22), which is exactly what interested teams are asking them to do according to columnist Joel Sherman (NY Post, July 23).

On the other hand, the Mets could choose to let Colon get claimed off waivers in August and, though they’d get nothing back in return for him, they also wouldn’t be on the hook for his salary in 2015, a front office executive told Sherman, predicting that this is exactly what the Mets will try to do.

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