Mostly right, anyway.
Yesterday, MLBtraderumors posted a Kris-Benson-to-the-Orioles rumor.
Today, it happened, though not quite as our favorite site postulated. He said:
Somehow, I doubt that Jorge Julio, one of the players the Mets acquired, is someone Beane wants. But, the Mets also got one of Baltimore's top pitching prospects, John Maine -- and that'd be a guy Beane would probably love to get his hands on.
Why is this important to us as Cubs fans?
Because it's supposed to be a prelude to the Mets acquiring Barry Zito; this might include players such as Victor Diaz and Aaron Heilman, in addition to Maine.
The problem with that, according to Metsblog, is:
So. Does this give the Cubs an entry? Could a deal including Felix Pie and Rich Hill bring Barry Zito to the North Side?
FWIW, I think the Mets just fleeced the Orioles. Kris Benson is a slightly-below-league-average pitcher who somehow conned the Mets into giving him a multiyear deal, and who is far better known for the antics of his wife.
Julio will help the Mets' bullpen, and Maine has at least a chance to be a good major league starter; pitching in Shea, if he makes the team, ought to help.
If I were Mets management, I'd pat myself on the back for a deal well done, and leave Barry Zito for the Cubs.
Or something like that.