Seems like it's been a while since we've heard anything out of the Mets, then BAM, Bailey rumors, Rauch and Lidge rumors, and the impending doom that is the Jose Reyes departure all kinda sneak back up and hit us in the face. Here's the latest:
New York Mets Looking for Closer Help - MLB Daily Dish
"So it looks like Bailey won't be happening, and if I had to guess, I would say that the Mets will sign Rauch or Lidge as they try to find a new closer as they try to compete in the NL East."
Mets Looking at Rauch, Lidge - @NYPost_Mets
"Mets not discouraged about losing out on Broxton. Source says Jon Rauch and Brad Lidge remain "strong" on the team's radar."
Mets Like Bailey, Cost Probably Too High - @Joelsherman1
"#Mets inquired on #A's Bailey, but feeling is Oakland is selling high and Mets do not have enough willing to part with"
Mets No Longer Interested in O-Hud - @Joelsherman1
"#Mets' previous administration had interest in Orlando Hudson. #Padres have made him very available this offseason and Mets have no interest"
The Impact of Baseball's New CBA on the Mets: Scheduling, Realignment, and Postseason Play - Amazin' Avenue
MLB's new collective bargaining agreement will move the Astros to the American League and add two wild card teams to the postseason mix.
NY Mets free agent Jose Reyes spotted making rounds to other cities - NY Daily News
"The Mets do not consider themselves dead in the Reyes sweepstakes. The team continues to believe it will have an opportunity to make an offer before Reyes signs elsewhere."
Bailey draws interest from Mets - Adam Rubin
"Oakland closer Andrew Bailey, who is from New Jersey and attended Wagner College, is intriguing to the Mets, according to the Post. However, the report adds, the A's seek young outfield help, and there is unlikely to be a match with the Mets."
Report: Mets tell Posada no - Adam Rubin
"SI.com reports Posada inquired with the Mets about any possible interest and was told the Amazin's were looking for a defensive-oriented catcher to pair with Thole."
New York Mets intensify search for relief pitcher - NY Daily News
"Across the league, agents who had not heard from the Mets before last week’s GM meetings noted that the team has been more active of late. 'I have no doubt that Sandy will bring in the right (closer),' said one agent. 'They are going in the right direction.'" << well that explains that. The Mets started actually doing something, now we're hearing about it.