Not wanting to be left out in the dark on any potential trade, the New York Mets reportedly made a quick but somewhat unsuccessful inquiry about Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Bruan, this according to Jon Heyman.
Rumors have swirled in recent months that the Brewers were open to trading their slugger, who was at the heart of the PED scandal last season though so far most, if not all trade requests for the outfielder have been denied. That’s something the Mets found out in their brief conversation with the Brewers front office:
Not only did the Mets have internal discussions about embattled superstar Ryan Braun as previously reported, but they actually inquired about him with the Brewers as well – if ever so briefly – before their suggestion was summarily rebuffed at the GM Meetings.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, responding by phone to a question about whether the Mets had “checked in” on Braun with the Brewers, saying, “If you could count a four-word sentence as checking …”
The four letter word you’re wondering about? Alderson didn’t make it clear, but ‘nope’ in regards to Bruan’s availability would work.