NEW YORK - AUGUST 06: New York Mets Chief Executive Officer Fred Wilpon , Manager Terry Collins, prospective Mets owner David Einhorn and General Manager Sandy Alderson (L-R) talk during batting practice before a Major League Baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on August 5, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
Mets fans, say it with me: baby steps. It's going to take a while to undo the previous regime's damage, but it starts now. Here's the latest:
Rottino, Pascucci on board with Mets - Mets Blog
"The Mets have signed Vinny Rottino and Valentino Pascucci to minor league deals, sources told ESPNNewYork.com."
Former NY Mets GM Omar Minaya ready to choose new baseball job - NY Daily News
"When teams arrive [to the Winter Meetings] in Dallas Dec. 5, Minaya will be a part of someone’s contingent, and it will not be the Mets’. Although he and Sandy Alderson initially discussed a role in the new front office, it was quickly clear that there was no fit."
Fred Wilpon arrives in Milwaukee - Mets Blog - ESPN New York
"As the GM Meetings transition into the Owners Meetings at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Mets principal owner Fred Wilpon arrived on Wednesday alongside Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria."
Uniform look - Mets Blog - ESPN New York
New (retro) uni's!
Teufel out in Venezuela - Mets Blog - ESPN New York
"Tim Teufel, who had been in his first season manages Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan winter league, has been replaced as manager, the team announced. Carlos Lezcano will take over the club on an interim basis."
- Minor doings -- O'Connor, Marte - Adam Rubin - ESPN New York
Preparing For Life Without Jose Reyes - Amazin' Avenue
"Guaranteeing six years to Jose Reyes is crazy. Even four years at anything like $18 million seems ludicrous to me right now. The Marlins are said to have placed a five-year, $90-million offer on the table as a jumping-off point, and while they sit around waiting for a counteroffer, I can't really imagine the Mets exceeding that deal in either years or dollars. If Reyes signs with the Mets it'll be because he'd rather play for the organization and the fans that got him here even if it means accepting the second-best (or third-best, or...) deal on offer."