David Waldstein of the New York Times quiets earlier speculation that the prospects would be dealt. A post-July 31 trade seemed unlikely, but stranger things have happened.
The Mets have not yet announced the two players Fernando and Ruben will replace. Alex Cora, Jeff Francoeur, Chris Carter, Jesus Feliciano and maybe even Luis Castillo seem like the most likely candidates. Francoeur has cleared waivers, so he can be traded. Hopefully Frenchy and Cora are on their way out.