Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes:
In desperate need of clearing several spots, the Mets have put out word to other teams that they are interested in moving non-core prospects on the 40-man roster.
Among those available via trade: Gonzalez Germen, Darin Gorski, Reese Havens, Juan Lagares, Cesar Puello, Elvin Ramirez and Hansel Robles.
That is based on the assumption that Omar Quintanilla, Aaron Laffey, Marlon Byrd, LaTroy Hawkins and Scott Atchison have all made the team, and nobody at this point believes they haven’t.
Any prospects cut from the 40-man roster will have to pass through waivers and there could be some casualties.
Also, regarding Puello, Andy Martino reminds us:
Cesar Puello is among Mets possibly at risk to be taken off 40.If that happens, no longer protected by union re: Biogenesis.
— Andy Martino (@MartinoNYDN) March 26, 2013
Well, we all knew this was coming after all those minor league deals we signed this offseason…