Phillies & Mets Chatting?

Do the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies have more in common then the Sports With Balls Blog/Show?

It’s not something that occurs often but according to sources the Mets and Phils could be in the early stages of exploring possible deals.

Ken Rosenthal says Phillies/Red Sox aggressive in pursuit of Beltran

Adam Rubin claims the Phillies are scouting the Mets

Jon Heyman calls Phillies his favorite to land Mets Beltran

The Mets & Phillies have not made a trade in nearly a decade.  What deal was it?  Well the famous Bruce Chen for Turk Wendell & Dennis Cook deal of course!

Lenny Dykstra, New York Mets

Lenny Dykstra, Philadelphia Phillies

Here is a look back at the most recent deals between these rival clubs:

July 27, 2001: The Philadelphia Phillies traded Adam Walker (minors) and Bruce Chen to the New York Mets for Dennis Cook and Turk Wendell.

July 23, 2001: The New York Mets traded Todd Pratt to the Philadelphia Phillies for Gary Bennett.

December 15, 1997: The Philadelphia Phillies traded Hector Mercado to the New York Mets for Mike Welch.

November 27, 1996: The Philadelphia Phillies traded Toby Borland and Ricardo Jordan to the New York Mets for Rico Brogna.

December 14, 1995: The New York Mets traded Ricky Otero to the Philadelphia Phillies for Phil Geisler (minors).

April 29, 1994: The New York Mets purchased Roger Mason from the Philadelphia Phillies.

August 30, 1990: The New York Mets traded Rocky Elli (minors) and Nikco Riesgo to the Philadelphia Phillies for Tom Herr.

June 18, 1989: The New York Mets traded a player to be named later, Lenny Dykstra and Roger McDowell to the Philadelphia Phillies for Juan Samuel. The New York Mets sent Tom Edens (July 27, 1989) to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade.

For a look back at the complete Phillies/Mets trade history check out baseball-reference by clicking here.

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3 thoughts on “Phillies & Mets Chatting?

  1. The obvious one that stings for Mets fans is Dykstra, but I forgot about Ricardo Jordan and Toby Borland too…yuck!

  2. I can’t believe you guys gave up on Ricky Otero…….

  3. Wow some huge deals there . I think bruce chen still plays

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