Report: Mets, Brewers have had “preliminary trade talks” regarding position players

UPDATE (7:42 ET): Ramirez is in fact the player the Mets are targeting, according to Marc Carig of Newsday. Talks, however, have “little traction,” Rosenthal reports.

The New York Mets have had “preliminary trade talks” with the Milwaukee Brewers about Milwaukee’s position players, according to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi.

Morosi’s partner at FOX Sports, Ken Rosenthal, reported earlier this month that the Mets were monitoring Brewers infielders Aramis Ramirez and Jean Segura, so the trade talks likely involve those players.

Segura, 25, is by far the better option of the two players, but is highly unlikely to be dealt. He is the Brewers long-term option at shortstop and barring a change of plan, he will remain with the team for the foreseeable future.

Ramirez, 36, makes the most sense here as a trade target. With David Wright out indefinitely, Ramirez is a logical fit for the Mets. He has had a rough start to the year, but is usually a very good player in the second half of the season and could be an inexpensive, yet effective productive option.

No deal is imminent, as Morosi said the talks were “preliminary.” That being said, a deal between these two teams makes a lot of sense and it would not be surprise to see them getting something done before the July 31 trade deadline.

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