Sosa trade still not ruled out

Updated: January 10, 2005, 1:20 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Now that the Mets have reeled in Carlos Beltran, they're turning their attention to Carlos Delgado.

Carlos Delgado
First Base
Toronto Blue Jays
Profile
2004 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R SB AVG
128 32 99 74 0 .269

The Mets and Delgado's camp are working to put together a meeting late this week, a source told ESPN.com.

The meeting is expected to include Delgado, agent David Sloane, Mets GM Omar Minaya and Mets owner Fred Wilpon.

The session also is an indication that even though the Mets have committed $172 million to Beltran and Pedro Martinez this winter, they're not through -- and haven't even reached their budget limit. They still haven't ruled out trading for Sammy Sosa, in fact.

Delgado also has received offers from the Orioles, Rangers and Marlins. And the Tigers, A's, Giants and Red Sox could have interest under certain circumstances, or if they're able to make other moves to free up money, a lineup spot or both.

Jayson Stark is a senior writer for ESPN.com.

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