Jul 5, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) is congratulated in the dugout after scoring a run against the Texas Rangers during the third inning of a game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees rumors: Bartolo Colon and Daniel Murphy both headed to the Bronx?


Could a pair of Mets stars be headed together to the Bronx? Ken Davidoff of the New York Post speculates Tuesday morning on a couple of Mets trade chips both potentially being dealt to the Yankees.

Davidoff sees the possibility that the Yanks could pursue Mets All-Star second baseman Daniel Murphy in a deadline trade, but he goes a step further, concocting a scenario where both Murphy and cult hero Bartolo Colon end up in pinstripes.

The Giants, whose second-base position is unsettled, could present a good fit for Murphy. Shoot, the Yankees could, too; they could get Murphy and bring Bartolo Colon back to the Bronx in one fell swoop. The Blue Jays want some help on offense, yet they’re more wary of Murphy because of his defense, according to an industry source.

Murphy is the Mets’ lone All-Star this year, and is probably their only really valuable trade commodity at this point. Colon has some value due to his experience in pennant-run situations but his age is going to make people wary.

The only bad thing about Colon being traded to the Yankees would be no more Colon at-bats (or a lot fewer of them, at least).

The deal seems to make sense for the Yanks considering their major needs at second base and in the rotation. There’s no doubt the Yankees need to make something happen before the deadline in order to shake up their roster. They’re just treading water right now in the A.L. East. They can’t afford to sit idle while the Blue Jays add pieces and push for the division title.

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  • Eric Ohlson

    Like Murph but, if you’re building the team around pitching we must improve the defense. That means 2B, SS and 1B. They give away too many runs.

  • rwdavis22461

    The Yankees do not have enough to offer us for Murphy. i think Sandy is too smart to insult the Mets fans it would take a haul back to get rid of Murphy. Now i can understand a Colon deal but both no not happening

  • rwdavis22461

    i could see the Yankees going after Dice K alot less expensive . Colon will bring back a prosect the Yankees do not have many they can afford to give up .

  • dtrain1255

    Hopefully neither one will head northwest.

  • MrBMG

    Toronto wants Murph…let them pay half the salary and send Reyes back…

  • Jim Harper

    Don’t see this deal happening.