The Mets and the Brewers have begun preliminary trade talks, with the Mets interested in Brewers position players. Specifically, the Mets are considering a trade for 36-year-old third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who is hitting .213/.257/.390 with seven home runs this season. Ramirez plans to retire at the end of the season and is owed $8.8 million the rest of the season. The Mets could presumably also be interested in shortstop Jean Segura. The 25-year-old former All-Star is hitting .287/.322/.408 with three home runs.
Segura is more of a long-term option at shortstop, while Ramirez is a stop-gap/insurance policy should David Wright not return soon—or at all this season. Segura broke off contract negotiations with the Brewers during spring training because he and the team were too far apart.
While the Mets are hoping to get rid of either Dillon Gee or Jon Niese in a trade, Ken Rosenthal says the Brewers have no interest in Niese.