With his demands not met, Billy Wagner will likely not waive his no-trade clause and will remain a member of the New York Mets.
A few tweets cite Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports for reporting that Wagner will not waive the clause in his contract as the Boston Red Sox have not agreed to refuse his option and not offer arbitration in the off-season. Those were the two demands that Wagner asked in return for waiving his no-trade clause.
The Red Sox agreed to not pick up his option, but were not willing to budge on offering him salary arbitration for 2010.
The Mets and Sox (and Wagner) have until 1 p.m. on Tuesday to work out a deal.
The Mets cannot simply let Wagner go to the Red Sox without compensation. There is a clause in his contract for that too, Rosenthal reports.