The Mets and Brewers have recently had trade talks, discussing 25-year-old shortstop Jean Segura and 37-year-old third baseman Aramis Ramirez.
Segura entered the 2014 season as a breakout candidate, coming off of an All-Star campaign in 2013, during which he hit .294/.329/.423 with 12 home runs and 44 stolen bases. But he hit just .246/.289/.326 last season and has only been slightly better this year. Segura will be arbitration-eligible after this season and is under team control through the 2018 season.
Ramirez is coming off of NL Player of the Week honors after hitting .545/.577/.773 with a home run and 11 runs batted in last week. It has been reported that this is Ramirez's final season in the big leagues. However, he is a proven veteran bat who could help the Mets down the stretch. For the season, he is hitting only .236/.280/.424, but he is a career .284/.342/.494 hitter with 379 home runs. He is earning $14 million this year.