Assistant General Manager John Ricco met with reporters in Orlando and told them that so far the offseason is playing out as expected and that the Mets are doing their due diligence.
“I think a lot of teams are just doing their due diligence like we are, talking with clubs. You’re trying to balance the free agents that are out there and the trade opportunities. Until you start gathering that information, it’s hard to start moving forward. And I think that’s what all clubs are doing at this time.”
Ricco said that we should expect things to happen soon after the GM Meetings.
Here are what some of the beat writers are now posting (keep refreshing):
Jorge Castillo: Mets haven’t ruled out keeping both Ike Davis & Lucas Duda because both have options and Duda is cheap. But they hope to move one and teams have called.
Mike Puma: About a “half-dozen” clubs have asked about either Davis or Duda, according to a team official.
Marc Carig: Told Mets have gotten some interest in Duda as well...