Some news and notes from around the National League East.
- Joel Sherman of the New York post writes that the New York Mets will listen to offers on third baseman David Wright. It is also noted that an executive in the Mets front office says that the Mets will not win the World Series in 2012, so they have to get young and hope the Philadelphia Phillies get old.
- Sherman also hears that the Mets have shown interest in Los Angeles Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos. An executive also tells Sherman that the Mets were not more proactive in trading Jose Reyes because he was on the disabled list for most on July.
- Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says that the Atlanta Braves plan on moving their payroll north on $87mm in 2012. The Braves would likely have to trade away some of their arbitration eligible players, and a deal with the Kansas City Royals already fell through.
- Jim Salisbury of Comcast Sports Net Philadelphia says that the Philadelphia Phillies have been in talks with closer Ryan Madson, and his agent Scott Boras says that more teams have been interested in Madson than expected.
- David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution says that ten teams have expressed interest in outfielder Josh Willingham, not including the Atlanta Braves, who actually could use a power hitting outfielder.