Tis the season for lots of rumors.
The latest noise had the Mets in talks with the Dodgers to unload one bloated contract for another. Specifically, Luis Castillo (and the $18M we owe him) would go to LA for Andruw Jones (and the $22.1M they owe him).
Supposedly, the Mets had broached the subject at the winter meetings. Jones would not replace Beltran but could have possibly moved into right field.
As of last night, however, Marty Noble reported
that the talks had stopped and no deal is currently in the works. Thanks to cousin site MLB Trade Rumors for the pick-up
Even though the trade may be stalled or DOA, it's interesting to see what lengths (or depths) t he Mets may go to to lose Luis. Andruw had a horrid injury-riddled 2008, appearing in only 75 games, and has already said he doesn't want to return to the Dodgers.