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New York Mets: Trade rumors, transactions, news, notes

All the latest news, notes, and rumors.

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Mets could be buyers at the trade deadline

General manager Sandy Alderson said his club is in a position to acquire major league talent this year, rather than trade it away.

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Flores set to take over as Mets' shortstop

Ruben Tejada's Nerf bat has the Mets looking at other options.

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Mets will promote 40-year-old Bobby Abreu

Abreu could use this as an opportunity to prove he can still play at the highest level.

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New York Mets: What's the plan here?

Still trying to come to terms with the odd, dissonant maneuvers being made around the Big Apple.

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If Jose Valverde fails, who's next in line?

Bobby Parnell might be done for the year, and Papa Grande's superstitious spitting robot routine might not translate in 2014.

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Bobby Parnell has torn MCL, could require surgery

Jose Valverde could be next in line for save opportunities in New York.

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O's close to minor league deal with Johan Santana

Johan might be the second best Santana available.

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Mets-O's trade quashed

New York continues to strike out in its effort to free up payroll.

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Mets sign Colon

Sandy Alderson bolsters his starting rotation with a surprising move.

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Jay-Z and Mets brass talk Robinson Cano

The hip-hop star did sit down with the Mets owner and GM to talk about Robinson Cano, but don't expect a deal to emerge from this dinner.

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Mets targeting Shin-Soo Choo?

The Mets are looking to upgrade their outfield and pending free agent Shin-Soo Choo could be their prime target.

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Mets demote Ike Davis

Sometimes you just gotta say enough. Or maybe you just gotta wake up.

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Wheeler promotion coming soon

New York's top pitching prospect is expected to join the big-league club in early June.

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Marcum to debut Saturday

The right-hander passed his final rehab test with flying colors, and rejoined the club in New York on Wednesday.

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Jays claim Laffey

Another waiver claim for the Blue Jays. This time they snapped up former Mets pitcher Aaron Laffey.

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Mets sign Mitchell

The Mets have signed right-hander D.J. Mitchell to a minor league contract.

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Mets DFA Laffey

New York has swapped one southpaw for another.

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Marcum perfect in rehab

Mets RHP Shaun Marcum logged four perfect innings yesterday in extended spring training.

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D'Arnaud breaks foot

Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud suffered a fractured left foot and is returning to New York for further evaluation.

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Duda's injury not serious

Mets 1B Lucas Duda was removed from last night's game, but he's calling his back stiffness a non-issue.

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Mets injury updates

Injury updates on Mets pitchers Frank Francisco and Shaun Marcum

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Mets eyeing franchise OFs

The Mets are monitoring the market for Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton as well as Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez.

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What's next for Borbon?

Jon Heyman believes the Astros and Mets could pursue Julio Borbon, who was recently designated by the Rangers.

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Marcum day-to-day

Mets right-handed starting pitcher Shaun Marcum is listed day-to-day after an MRI revealed nerve inflammation in his neck.

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Mets need starter

The New York Mets need to add a starting pitcher, as they cannot expect a quick return from injured right-hander Shaun Marcum.

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Santana undergoes surgery

Mets LHP Johan Santana underwent successful surgery this morning to repair a torn left shoulder capsule.

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Surgery for Johan

New York Mets left-handed starting pitcher Johan Santana will undergo surgery on his injured shoulder on Tuesday.

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Wright, Murphy ready for OD

New York Mets third baseman David Wright and second baseman Daniel Murphy are expected to be ready to go for Opening Day.

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Mets dropping Havens, Gorski

New York needs clear space on their 40-man roster, and Havens and Gorski seem to have drawn the short straws.

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Angels tied to Young

The Angels have been tied to Chris Young, while the Mets are "taking a pass" on the right-hander.

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No love for Young

The New York Mets and Texas Rangers do not appear to have interest in free agent Chris Young.

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Wright getting ribs checked

A late scratch from Thursday night's WBC matchup against the Dominican Republic because of soreness in his ribs, David Wright has left the team and gone to New York for testing.

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Mets interested in Boesch

The Mets have "marginal" interest in free agent outfielder Brennan Boesch.

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Teams interested in Boesch

The New York Mets, New York Yankees and Houston Astros are all expected to at least take a look at free agent Brennan Boesch.

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Niese or Dickey?

The New York Mets had a chance to get a similar trade package to the one they received for R.A. Dickey if they would have instead shipped Jon Niese to the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Santana's '14 option won't happen

There's no way the Mets will allow Johan Santana's $25 million option for 2014 become attainable this season.

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K-Rod hopes to rejoin Mets

Former Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez "definitely" wants to rejoin New York to "redeem himself."

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Mejia dealing with thyroid issue

Jenrry Mejia's undisclosed injury turns out to be a thyroid issue, not a baseball-related injury.

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Nieuwenhuis out with bone bruise

An MRI has revealed a bone bruise in the knee of Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

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Santana to DL?

There appears to be "almost no chance" Johan Santana avoids the disabled list at the beginning of the regular season.

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Santana out for Opening Day?

New York is none too happy with Santana's current conditioning, and may have to sit the veteran southpaw Opening Day if his shoulder doesn't show signs of improvement soon.

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Francisco unlikely for OD

Mets manager Terry Collins doesn't believe Frank Francisco is going to be ready for Opening Day.

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Mets injury updates

Shaun Marcum's been removed from the Mets' rotation, while Daniel Murphy is just over a week from returning.

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Mets' Wheeler scratched

The New York Mets scratched right-hander Zack Wheeler from his scheduled outing today after he strained his oblique.

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Mets were THISCLOSE on Upton, Bourn

There was a time when Mets general manager Sandy Alderson felt that he was going to land either Justin Upton or Michael Bourn.

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Mets sign 2

New York keeps piling on the players, adding two more on minor-league deals. Roche gets an invite to extended Spring Training, Wells to minor-league camp.

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Mets' Turner on the move?

New York may not have room on their roster for the utility infielder by the time camp ends.

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Mets could trade Buck

John Buck was traded twice this offseason, and it doesn't look like he should get too comfortable with his current team, either.

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Mets unlikely to sign Valverde

It is "really, really unlikely" that the New York Mets sign free agent Jose Valverde.

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Mets' Murphy injures side

New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy has sustained a side injury that could keep him out for up to a week.

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Mets hopeful of signing Bourn

The New York Mets remain "hopeful of signing" free agent center fielder Michael Bourn.

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Mets' Familia headed to the 'pen

The Mets will work out prospect Jeurys Familia as a reliever this spring as they try to fix their bullpen with internal options

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Mets in the mix for Bourn

The Mets believe they are in the mix to sign free agent Michael Bourn, but sides remain apart on the number of guaranteed years and the total value of a potential contract.

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Francisco is Mets' closer

Terry Collins has confirmed that Frank Francisco is the Mets' closer.

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Mets motivated to sign Bourn

The Mets are motivated to sign free agent center fielder Michael Bourn, but they are also adamant about keeping their first-round draft pick.

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Mets sign Brandon Lyon

New York has added their third bullpen arm of the last two weeks.

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Mets sign Patterson, Wilson

The New York Mets have signed outfielders Corey Patterson and Mike Wilson to minor league contracts.

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Mets willing to give Bourn 4 years?

New York has yet to give in to Scott Boras' demands, but has hinted at a willingness to add a fourth season.

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Mets' Bourn discussions ongoing

New York has closed the door on just about everyone but the free-agent outfielder, according to GM Sandy Alderson.

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Mets serious about Bourn?

The New York Mets are likely done adding to their bullpen, but are they still eyeing Michael Bourn and Daisuke Matsuzaka?

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Mets, Brandon Lyon near deal

While the deal is not yet official, numerous sources are reporting that the New York Mets will sign Brandon Lyon.

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Mets notes: Oswalt, Bourn, Valverde, Byrd

Rebuilding can be painful. Mets fans can attest to that that. With the pitching-rich Nationals and the re-tooled Braves battling at the top of the standings, New York is looking for creative ways to improve today while hoping for a better tomorrow.

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Mets Sign Marlon Byrd

The Mets have added Marlon Byrd on a minor league deal, giving them some extra depth in center.

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Mets targeting relievers

The Mets are eyeing free agent Jose Valverde to replace Frank Francisco as closer.

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Mets sign LaTroy Hawkins

The veteran reliever will get a shot at making the bullpen out of spring training.

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No-go for Oswalt, Mets

Despite rumors that the Mets could add Roy Oswalt even with the signing of Shawn Marcum, it seems the team is no longer interested in the veteran righty.

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Mets still targeting relievers

The New York Mets are still in the market for relief help.

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Mets, Murphy agree to deal

New York has found a happy middle ground with their second baseman.

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Mets sign Atchison

The New York Mets have signed right-handed reliever Scott Atchison to a minor league contract.

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Mets meet Bourn

The Mets and free agent outfielder Michael Bourn continue negotiations.

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Mets out on Bourn?

The free-agent outfielder wants at least a half-decade deal, which puts the Mets out of the running.

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Mets reluctant to give up draft pick

Here's a quick roundup of Mets news and rumors over the weekend.

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Mets sign Shaun Marcum

New York has finally netted its first major-league free agent of the offseason.

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Bourn market heating up?

Interest in free agent outfielder Michael Bourn figures to pick up in the near future.

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Mets want Bourn next?

New York has petitioned Major League Baseball to alter Bourn's draft pick compensation were they to sign him.

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Feliciano back with Mets

The injury-plagued southpaw is returning to Queens on a minor-league deal.

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Mets, Ike Davis Avoid Arbitration

The Mets have reached an agreement with first baseman Ike Davis, avoiding arbitration.

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Mets, Parnell avoid arb

New York will pay their setup man $1.7 million in 2013.

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Mets still in on Wilson?

Despite leaving his weekend workout unimpressed, New York may not have closed the door on the veteran closer.

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Mets, Hairston make bids

New York has declined the veteran's two-year, $8 million offer and countered with a one-year, $2 million deal.

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Wilson doesn't impress Mets

The New York Mets were not impressed by free agent Brian Wilson during his workout on Saturday.

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Mets not a fit for Sizemore

The New York Mets are unlikely to pursue free agent outfielder Grady Sizemore.

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Mets scouting Wilson

Former Giants closer Brian Wilson is drawing strong interest from the New York Mets as GM Sandy Alderson looks to fix their woeful bullpen.

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Mets going bargain hunting

The Mets have not made much noise after their blockbuster deal with Toronto despite some obvious needs. It appears they are waiting for some bargains to appear on the free agent pitching market.

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Mets interested in Upton

The Mets view free agent Scott Hairston as a fallback target to a larger name acquisition such as Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton.

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Mets checking on Wells

New York is one of three teams interested in acquiring the veteran right-hander.

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Mets upping Hairston offer?

The Mets may be willing to give the outfielder the multi-year deal he is seeking.

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Mets won't pursue Bourn

The Mets probably won't pursue centerfielder Michael Bourn because of draft pick compensation costs.

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No heart surgery for Niese

The Mets left-hander has suffered from a rapid heart rate at times the last two seasons, but will not need a procedure.

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Hairston in New York state of mind

The outfielder is being courted by both New York franchises, each offering desirable options.

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Pavano talking to Mets

The Mets are looking to round out their rotation, and the 37-year-old veteran could become the latest addition.

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Mets eyeing Hairston, Francisco

The Mets have expressed interest in Scott Hairston and Ben Francisco, but New York has yet to pursue Scott Podsednik.

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Mets talked Upton/Kubel

New York and the D'Backs have been in talks about a trade.

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Mets Get Cash Infusion

The Wilpon family, which owns the New York Mets, has been facing a number of financial difficulties following the Bernie Madoff scandal, but a $700M loan should help ease the pressure on them.

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Mets not adding OF?

The Mets may actually not add an outfielder on a major league contract this offseason.

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Mets sign Quintanila

The journeyman infielder returns to New York after just a half season away.

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Mets add Andrew Brown

The New York Mets have signed outfielder Andrew Brown to a minor league contract.

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Mets ‘scouring’ relief market

The Mets bullpen was a disaster in 2012. With his biggest moves of the off-season behind him, Sandy Alderson is turning his attention to the team's most glaring weakness and "scouring" the relief market.

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Mets sign Aaron Laffey

The New York Mets have signed left-hander Aaron Laffey to a minor league contract.

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Mets pursuing starters

New York is looking into several options to replace R.A. Dickey in the rotation.

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Mets want Young back?

The tall right-hander could find himself back in New York's rotation now that R.A. Dickey is gone.

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Mets acquire Cowgill

The New York Mets have acquired outfielder Collin Cowgill from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for infield prospect Jefrey Marte.

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Dickey deal breakdown

Who went where and who got what in the seven-player deal between the Blue Jays and Mets.

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Mets adding mystery outfielder?

The Mets may have a new addition to their outfield in the next few days.

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Blue Jays get Dickey

The trade is a done deal... so long as Toronto can come to an extension agreement with the knuckleballer by Tuesday.

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NL East Notes

If you have been too busy watching the protracted public negotiations over the potential R.A. Dickey trade to think about anything else, we have you covered. Here is the latest from the rest of the NL East.

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Dickey Trade a 7-Player Swap?

The Dickey-to-Toronto deal has evolved yet again, now it could feature up to 7 players.

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Dickey Rumors: The Very Latest

The Mets have been seeking two top prospects in exchange for their ace, R.A. Dickey. After weeks of rumors, the Blue Jays could meet that demand today, sending the Mets the best catching prospect in baseball in Travis D'Arnaud.

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Signs point to Dickey trade

All signs point to the New York Mets trading right-hander R.A. Dickey this winter.

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5 clubs in on Hairston

The Mets are among five clubs looking to sign the free-agent outfielder.

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Dickey unhappy with Mets

Dickey told reporters Tuesday he plans to leave the club in 2014 if the two sides cannot work out an extension this winter.

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Mets increase offer to Dickey

Extension talks with the knuckleballer may finally be progressing.

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Mets interested in Ross

New York is "kicking the tires" on the veteran outfielder.

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Mets propose Dickey/Olt+ swap

The Mets have asked for a "rich package" in return for the knuckleballer.

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Dickey, Mets getting closer?

The Mets would love to extend NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, but the two side are still coming up short on an extension. Will Dickey be traded or will the Mets meet his price?

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NL East Notes

Thanks to an aggressive GM, a talented young core of players and the game's best rotation, the Washington Nationals are going to be tough to catch in the NL East next season. Here are the latest signings and rumors around the division-

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No Pestano, no bullpen for Mets

New York is not pursuing the Indians' right-hander, despite an earlier rumor to the contrary.

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Mets announce Wright extension

The Mets have announced the extension for David Wright.

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Mets, Hairston reuniting?

New York thinks they can bring back the righty slugger, who had a career year for the Mets in 2012.

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Mets serious about trading Dickey

The New York Mets have gotten serious about trading starting pitcher R.A. Dickey and a trade could be triggered as soon as this week.

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Wright deal official

All that stands between Wright and a $138 million extension is today's exam.

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