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The "Winter Meetings" has been so far not so fun if you are a Yankees fan or a Mets fan.
There hasn't been so much news to report on both the New York City teams.
The Yankees biggest news of the winter meetings was losing A-Rod to hip surgery.
A-Rod will be out for at least four to six months and won't be back until June.
Also, the Mets have signed David Wright to a eight year contract worth 138 million dollars.
That is pretty much the only signing they have made and they are now focusing on R.A. Dickey now.
Let's go over the Yankees news:
The news so far for the Yankees besides Alex Rodriguez getting hip surgery hasn't been good as of late.
They have lost Russell Martin (Pirates), Eric Chavez (Dbacks) and they may lose Nick Swisher to someone else pretty soon.
Losing Nick Swisher, Russell Martin, Eric Chavez and add Andrew Jones and Raul Ibanez to this list will cost the Yankees 94 home runs.
How do the Yankees replace those numbers? If they want to replace those guys in order to get those home run's back in return.
They need to look at players like Kevin Youkillis, Mark Reynolds and maybe Josh Hamilton if the Steinbreener kids look into it.
The Yankees wanted to sign Jeff Keppinger who they thought would be a good replacement for A-Rod, but he went to the White Sox for three years.
That's the only news I have on the Yankees for now.
Let's go over the Mets news:
The Mets have the biggest PR day this past Wednesday, when they introduced David Wright to a brand new contract that will keep him with the team through 2020.
The other big name the Mets are trying to get a deal with is R.A Dickey. Both parties have remian far apart for the past few days since the winter meetings started.
Will the Mets trade R.A. Dickey soon? Who knows. They were talking to the Royals, Red Sox, Blue Jays and Rangers about R.A. Dickey.
Nothing got done and If a trade doesn't happen pretty soon. The Mets will re-sign R.A. Dickey to a new contract extension around two years worth 15 mil per year.
Other news on the Mets so far hasn't been much either. They looked into Ryan Ludwick, Cody Ross and Mark Reynolds who all three are still FA's haven't been sign yet.
The Mets need to upgrade their outfield or they are stuck with Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Mike Baxter for the coming 2013 campaign.
Also, they need a catcher and upgrade someone over Josh Thole for god's sake. Josh Thole is a horrible catcher who can't hit for power, extra base hits and drive in runs.
He is a singles hitter at best and the Mets have been looking at catchers like Miguel Olivo who they could sign, even though they can look at Jesus Flores, Kelly Shoppach, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and maybe Rod Barajes.
Those five guys would be an upgrade over Josh Thole. That's the only news for the Mets for now.
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— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) December 6, 2012
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