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  1. The Astros are getting calls on Bud Norris

    Dec 3, 2012, 10:33 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Chicago Cubs

    The Astros would prefer to keep shortstop Jed Lowrie, but Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports hears that they are willing to listen to offers for right-hander Bud Norris. The Royals are among the clubs who have inquired on Norris and they are also looking at free agent right-hander Shaun Marcum as they continue to look…

  2. The Dodgers have talked to the Mets about a trade for R.A. Dickey

    Dec 3, 2012, 9:04 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey Getty

    Add another team to the list. Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Dodgers have talked to the Mets about a possible trade for R.A. Dickey. Zack Greinke remains the Dodgers’ top priority, but there’s a chance they could try to add both pitchers. Of course, the thought is that the Mets could get more…

  3. Joe Mauer, David Wright commit to Team USA for WBC

    Dec 3, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

    Joe Mauer

    We’ll hear plenty about players opting out of the World Baseball Classic over the next couple of months. How about a couple of guys that are in: Minnesota’s Joe Mauer and the Mets’ David Wright. The Mauer commitment makes it less of a big deal now if Buster Posey decides not to play for Team…

  4. The Mets talked to the Red Sox about R.A. Dickey

    Dec 3, 2012, 4:59 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey Reuters

    The hottest potential trade chit in the game is R.A. Dickey, and his current team spoke to the Red Sox about him reports Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston: The Red Sox met with Mets to talk about possible trade for R.A. Dickey, according to a baseball source. Mets want Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. — Joe…

  5. Angel Pagan goes from fringe regular to $40 million player

    Dec 3, 2012, 4:47 PM EDT

    Angel Pagan

    The Mets were strongly considering non-tendering Angel Pagan rather than pay him $5 million or so for 2012. Instead, they found a taker for him in the Giants, who sent back fellow center fielder Andres Torres and right-hander Ramon Ramirez. It proved to be a great deal for San Francisco, as Pagan proved key in…

  6. Scott Hairston has six suitors, holds out for two-year deal

    Dec 3, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

    Scott Hairston

    7:50 p.m. EST update: Jon Morosi says he erred earlier in reporting the Tigers’ offer to Hairston: 5:25 p.m. EST update: And now ESPNNewYork.com’s Adam Rubin is chiming back in, saying Hairston “will not be a Tiger.” 5:15 p.m. EST update: A source told FOXSports.com’s Jon Morosi that the Tigers have offered Hairston a two-year…

  7. Greetings from the 2012 Winter Meetings

    Dec 3, 2012, 6:00 AM EDT

    Winter Meetings sign

    We are coming to you live from Music City U.S.A.  From the largest non-casino hotel in the country, if you care about such things. The reason: the 2012 Winter Meetings, where everyone in baseball who matters — except the players, for the most part — are assembling to, well, meet. A lot of you know…

  8. Rangers re-sign non-tendered catcher Geovany Soto

    Dec 3, 2012, 12:23 AM EDT

    Geovany Soto

    Geovany Soto was a free agent for right around 48 hours. He re-signed with the Rangers on Sunday night after failing to come to terms on a deal and getting non-tendered on Friday. It’s a one-year pact with the dollars still unknown. Soto, who turns 30 in January, hit .199/.284/.347 in 176 at-bats for the…

  9. David Wright to take physical for extension Monday

    Dec 2, 2012, 6:38 PM EDT

    david wright getty

    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that third baseman David Wright will take his pre-signing physical — required to finalize his newly-agreed-to $138 million extension with the Mets — on Monday. There’s no reason to think it won’t go smoothly. Struck early Friday morning, the eight-year extension is the richest in franchise history, besting the…

  10. Rangers considering trade for knuckleballer R.A. Dickey

    Dec 2, 2012, 11:59 AM EDT

    ra dickey getty

    The Royals have already been identified as one of the six or seven teams interested in executing a trade for the Mets’ R.A. Dickey. Now we can identify another. From MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan comes word that the Rangers are also very interested in acquiring Dickey and plan to meet with the Mets at the annual…

  11. Several teams interested in trading for R.A. Dickey

    Dec 1, 2012, 8:28 PM EDT

    r.a. dickey getty

    The Mets have been trying to sign R.A. Dickey to a multi-year contract extension. If it doesn’t work out, they’re likely to trade him at some point this winter. And they will not lack for potential suitors. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Mets “have fielded calls from six or seven teams” that…

  12. The Mets have increased their offer to R.A. Dickey

    Dec 1, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey Reuters

    After agreeing to an eight-year, $138 million extension with third baseman David Wright earlier this week, the Mets have turned their attention to 2012 Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey. Talks have progressed slowly until now, but ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Mets have increased their offer. No word on the specifics of the…

  13. Breaking down Friday’s non-tenders: Wilson, Reynolds and more

    Dec 1, 2012, 12:30 AM EDT

    Brian Wilson Getty

    Here’s the official list of Friday’s non-tenders: American League Angels: none Athletics: OF Jermaine Mitchell Mitchell had already been designated for assignment. He had a breakthrough 2011 in Triple-A, hitting .302/.401/.453, but he regressed to .252/.345/.386 for Sacramento last season. Astros: none Blue Jays: C Bobby Wilson Wilson is minor league contract material. The 29-year-old…

  14. The Phillies have joined the hunt for outfielder Angel Pagan

    Nov 30, 2012, 11:16 PM EDT

    Angel Pagan AP

    With B.J. Upton off the market, things are starting to heat up with free agent outfielder Angel Pagan. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com has the scoop: The Philadelphia Phillies, after losing the B.J. Upton sweepstakes to the Atlanta Braves, are pushing for another free-agent center fielder, according to major-league sources. Angel Pagan. Two teams have made…

  15. R.A. Dickey will accept a two-year extension

    Nov 30, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    r.a. dickey getty

    The issue with giving  a contract to R.A. Dickey has always been about the length of the commitment. He’s 38 and even if he is a knuckleballer, you just don’t want to go long on a 38 year-old athlete. In light of this, however, it sounds like Dickey and the Mets may soon be able…

  16. It was important for David Wright to make more money than Johan Santana

    Nov 30, 2012, 9:39 AM EDT

    David Wright

    One idea that was frequently mentioned during the David Wright negotiations, and which has been confirmed by some post-signing reports, is that it was very important for David Wright to make more money than Johan Santana‘s $137.5 million deal and thus become the highest-paid player in New York Mets history “out of pride.” Which I…

  17. David Wright and the Mets agree to an eight-year, $138 million deal

    Nov 30, 2012, 7:59 AM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    The Mets have their man. WFAN radio reported first that David Wright and the New York Mets have agreed to a $138 million, eight-year contract. The exact details are not yet known, but Andy Martino of the Daily News tweets that the 2013 option that the Mets just exercised was torn up, making this a true…

  18. The Mets have made their “best offer” to David Wright

    Nov 29, 2012, 8:54 AM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    Andy Martino of the Daily News says that the Mets have made their “best offer” to David Wright and now await his response.  The offer is said to be a total of eight years and $140 million, which presumably includes the option year of 2013 plus seven more. Martino says that the offer is backloaded…

  19. UPDATE: The offer to David Wright: seven years and between $119-129 million

    Nov 27, 2012, 3:31 PM EDT

    David Wright

    UPDATE: Rosenthal has corrected that initial report. The $125-150 million figure was over the next eight years, which includes his 2013 option which pays him $16 million. The new money in the seven-year extension is between $119-129 million. That still doesn’t match up all perfectly, but it seems like the idea is not to tear…

  20. Mets plan to non-tender Mike Pelfrey and Andres Torres

    Nov 27, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Mike Pelfrey adjusts his cap after giving a run to the Houston Astros in Kissimmee, Florida

    No big surprise in either case, but Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets plan to non-tender both right-hander Mike Pelfrey and outfielder Andres Torres before Friday’s deadline for arbitration tenders. Pelfrey was a no-brainer, as he missed nearly the entire season following Tommy John elbow surgery and was paid $5.785 million.…

  21. R.A. Dickey surprised by slow pace of Mets contract talks

    Nov 27, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey AP

    While making an appearance at a school in Harlem to promote literary R.A. Dickey gave an update on his contract talks with the Mets, saying that “the pace is slow” and reiterating that he won’t continue to negotiate once the season begins. Dickey is under contract for $5 million in 2013 and has said all…

  22. The Mets are no longer lowballing David Wright

    Nov 27, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    This morning we heard that the Mets had offered David Wright a six-year, $100 million deal to David Wright, which most agree will not get the job done.  Andy Martino reports that they’re quickly correcting: Can now report Mets have made Wright a 7 year offer well in excess of $100 mil, according to industry…

  23. The Mets lowball David Wright

    Nov 27, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    UPDATE: The Mets have sweetened their offer. 8:23 AM: Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets have made David Wright an offer he’s almost certain to reject: six years, $100 million. Executives around the league have figured that Wright would get something north of $125 million. Sources close to Wright have said that he wants seven years.…

  24. A’s sell infielder Brandon Hicks to Mets

    Nov 26, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Oakland Athletics

    Brandon Hicks was designated for assignment by the A’s last week and today he was traded to the Mets for cash. Or, you know, sold. Ronny Cedeno is a free agent, so the Mets could give Hicks a chance to win the utility infielder job. Oakland claimed the 27-year-old off waivers from Atlanta last spring.…

  25. Mets re-sign reliever Tim Byrdak to minor league deal

    Nov 26, 2012, 2:47 PM EDT

    Tim Byrdak Getty

    Tim Byrdak, who underwent shoulder surgery in September and could end up missing all of 2013, has re-signed with the Mets on a minor-league contract, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Byrdak is 39 years old and talked about potentially retiring, but decided to go under the knife and attempt a comeback. He…

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