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  1. Mets “averse to anything three years or beyond” for free agent shortstop Stephen Drew

    Jan 5, 2014, 12:34 PM EDT

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    The Mets are interested in upgrading over current shortstop Ruben Tejada and have been in contact throughout the winter with free agent Stephen Drew, but Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is hearing that it’s more of a “possibility” than a “probability” that an agreement is reached with the Scott Boras client. Mets management is…

  2. Orioles and Mets have been discussing potential trade ideas

    Jan 4, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

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    The Orioles and Mets tossed around trade ideas involving not just first baseman Ike Davis, but second baseman Daniel Murphy, and left fielder/first baseman Lucas Duda as well, reports Eduardo Encina of The Baltimore Sun. He writes that the two teams couldn’t reach an agreement because the Mets wanted Orioles top pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez…

  3. Orioles’ top priority is adding another starting pitcher

    Jan 4, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT

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    The Orioles are still unsettled at closer and could use another bat for the designated hitter spot, but Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports hears that adding another starting pitcher is the club’s “primary focus” at this time. As we have heard throughout the winter, veteran right-hander A.J. Burnett is at the top of their list.…

  4. Johan Santana close to signing minor league deal

    Dec 29, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

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    From Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notes column in the Boston Globe: Johan Santana, LHP, free agent — Santana is getting closer to making a decision on a minor league deal with a team. There’s been some speculation about the Twins since Santana still resides in Fort Myers, Fla., where the Twins have spring training. The Red…

  5. Mets “remain in contact” with Stephen Drew

    Dec 29, 2013, 10:32 AM EDT

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    Marc Carig, beat writer at Newsday, shares this scoop: The Mets remain in contact with Scott Boras, the agent for shortstop Stephen Drew, according to a person with knowledge of the talks. But the source likened the situation to the Mets’ pursuit of outfielder Michael Bourn late last winter. Bourn ultimately landed with the Indians,…

  6. J.P. Ricciardi says Mets are happy with Ruben Tejada at shortstop

    Dec 28, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    There’s been a lot of speculation this winter about free agent shortstop Stephen Drew potentially landing with the Mets, but the team has publicly thrown their support behind Ruben Tejada in recent weeks. Mets special assistant J.P. Ricciardi is the latest example, saying on WEEI’s “Hot Stove Show” that the team is happy with the…

  7. Mets still shopping Ike Davis to Orioles, Brewers, Pirates

    Dec 27, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

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    Not much going on today, but Mike Puma of the New York Post has an interesting tidbit about the Ike Davis trade speculation. According to Puma the Mets asked the Orioles for minor league left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez in exchange for Davis and were turned down, but New York continues to talk to Baltimore, Milwaukee, and…

  8. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

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    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  9. A bunch of players were claimed off waivers today

    Dec 23, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT

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    Today we saw an unusual amount of players claimed off waivers. They can probably best be described as 40-man roster stocking stuffers. Here’s a quick look at the busy day of transactions: The Blue Jays claimed third baseman Brent Morel off waivers from the White Sox Morel hit 10 homers in 126 games with the…

  10. Justin Turner could be a fit for the Twins

    Dec 22, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN is reporting that the Twins have checked in on free agent utilityman Justin Turner. Turner was non-tendered by the Mets on December 3, allowing him to enter free agency. Since becoming a regular contributor to the Mets in 2011, Turner has hit at about the league average, contributing his penchant…

  11. Scott Boras is “trying to engage Mets ownership” on Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales

    Dec 22, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

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    ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick explains the situation over a series of tweets … Scott Boras trying to engage #mets ownership in talks over 2 big remaining free agents, Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) December 22, 2013 Drew would be a nice upgrade at SS, but price will be issue after #mets spent…

  12. Marlins sign Jordany Valdespin to minor league contract

    Dec 21, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

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    According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Marlins have signed Jordany Valdespin to a minor league contract. This confirms a report from Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper yesterday and also proves that Valdespin’s fashion sense is rather prophetic. Possibly the most-talked about .219 career hitter ever, Valdespin wore out his welcome in New York after a…

  13. Indians sign Shaun Marcum

    Dec 16, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Last offseason Shaun Marcum got a one-year, $4 million deal from the Mets as a bounceback candidate, but after another injury wrecked season Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that he’s had to settle for a minor-league deal with the Indians. Marcum went 1-10 with a 5.19 ERA in 78 innings for the Mets before being…

  14. The Rays are interested in Juan Uribe as a first baseman

    Dec 13, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

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    Add another team to the White Sox and Dodgers in the Juan Uribe derby: Sources: #Rays interested in free agent Juan Uribe. Would play mostly at first, some at second and also back up Longoria at third. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 13, 2013 This is better than being interested in Mark Reynolds for first…

  15. Russell Wilson — yes that one — and 44 players you’ve never heard of taken in Rule 5 draft

    Dec 12, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

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    The Rule 5 draft took place this morning. It’s traditionally the last thing that happens at the Winter Meetings, so there’s a bittersweet element to it I suppose. We all have to go home today. We all get to go home today. It’s like any vacation story I suppose. It’s not a terribly interesting event…

  16. Brewers, Rays and Pirates in the mix to acquire Ike Davis

    Dec 11, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT

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    The Mariners took two first baseman off the board earlier today by agreeing to a deal with Corey Hart and acquiring Logan Morrison from the Marlins. Could Mets’ first baseman Ike Davis be the next domino to fall? While nothing appears to be imminent, Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio reports that the Brewers, Rays,…

  17. Eight teams have expressed interest in Johan Santana

    Dec 11, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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    He’s coming off his second shoulder surgery and just this week we learned, in the form of Roy Halladay‘s retirement, just how devastating shoulder surgeries can be. But that’s not stopping as many as eight teams expressing interest in Johan Santana, reports Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York. The Mets, Yankees, Twins, Rays, Orioles, Royals,…

  18. Mets re-sign right-hander Jeremy Hefner

    Dec 10, 2013, 7:08 PM EDT

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    As first reported by MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo, the Mets have re-signed right-hander Jeremy Hefner to a one-year contract. No word yet on the financials. Hefner was non-tendered by the Mets earlier this month after undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery in late August. He’s likely to sit out for the entire 2014 season, so this deal…

  19. Mets, Padres, Yankees ask about Mariners’ Dustin Ackley

    Dec 10, 2013, 5:27 PM EDT

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    With second base now off limits for a good decade or so, the Mariners have to be open to moving Dustin Ackley and/or Nick Franklin. According to CBS Sports.com’s Jon Heyman, the Mets, Padres and Yankees have already inquired about Ackley. Ackley, the second overall pick in the 2009 draft, has hit a modest .245/.315/.354…

  20. Report: Rockies acquire Brett Anderson from Athletics

    Dec 10, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

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    4:32 p.m. EST update: FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Rockies are acquiring Anderson from the A’s in return for left-hander Drew Pomeranz and right-hander Chris Jensen. Anderson’s addition will likely leave Juan Nicasio and Jordan Lyles battling for one spot in Colorado’s rotation. The A’s still have six starters without him, a total…

  21. Report: Mets pushing “very hard” to trade Daniel Murphy

    Dec 9, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

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    It’s been suspected all offseason that the Mets would shop second baseman Daniel Murphy and Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports hears that they are pushing “very hard” to move him at this week’s Winter Meetings. Nothing appears imminent, but Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Orioles are among the teams who…

  22. Sandy Alderson expects to start 2014 with Ruben Tejada at shortstop

    Dec 8, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

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    Speaking to the media earlier today, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he expects to start the 2014 season with Ruben Tejada at shortstop, tweets Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger. The Mets were reportedly interested in Jhonny Peralta before he signed with the Cardinals. With Stephen Drew leading the class of remaining free agent shortstops, the…

  23. Delmon Young working out at first base to pad resume

    Dec 8, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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    You’re never too old to start learning how to play first base. Delmon Young, shockingly only 28 years old, has never played a single inning at first base in his entire professional baseball career, but he has been working out at the position lately in order to make himself more attractive as a free agent,…

  24. Red Sox, Brewers among teams to indicate interest in Logan Morrison

    Dec 6, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

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    The Marlins signed Garrett Jones to a two-year, $7.5 million deal this afternoon, effectively squeezing Logan Morrison out. Instantly, rumors began to fly involving Morrison in a potential trade. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports tweets that the Red Sox and Brewers have checked in, though nothing is imminent. Morrison has had trouble staying on the…

  25. David Wright helped bring Curtis Granderson to the Mets with a text message

    Dec 6, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

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    The Mets made their big off-season move earlier today, signing free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson to a four-year, $60 million deal. GM Sandy Alderson had promised to make some news, especially compared to the prior off-season when the Mets were among the least active teams. Per Newsday’s Marc Carig on Twitter, Alderson had some assistance…

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