Mar 6, 2012; Jupiter, FL. USA; Miami Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes (7) warms up between innings in the game against the Detroit Tigers at Roger Dean Stadium. The Tigers defeated the Marlins 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE
News and notes from the NL East to get your afternoon started.
- Bill Ladson from MLB,com says that at least one person in baseball strongly believes that Washington Nationals left handed pitcher John Lannon will be traded before Opening Day.
- Jon Heyman from CBS Sports hears that Philadelphia Phillies left handed pitcher Cole Hamels could break CC Sabathia's record for richest deal by a free agent pitcher this off season.
- Joel Sherman of the New York Post talked to New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson, who said that third baseman David Wright is not trade bait and that he looks forward to seeing what he will do with the Mets in 2012.
- Andy Martino from the New York Daily News reports that Miami Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes would have taken a deal less than what he got from the Marlins with the Mets, and was shocked when they never made him an offer.