Found December 01, 2011 on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
Jorge Posada contacted the Mets, according to’s Jon Heyman, who says the Mets were not interested because they’re looking for a defensive back-up.

Capuano signs 2-year/$10 million deal with Dodgers

UPDATED: 1:40 p.m. According to Jim Bowden of SiriusXM Radio, former Mets starter Chris Capuano has reached an agreement with the with the L.A. Dodgers on a two-year deal worth $10 million: #bbpBox_142665452164874241 a { text-decoration:none; color:#009999; }#bbpBox_142665452164874241 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Dodgers and Capuano closing on 2-year 10m dollar deal that...

Buzz: Mets Closing In On A Closer?

Sandy Alderson has made his intentions clear regarding his pursuit of a reliver who can assume the closer’s role for the team next season. Despite missing out on relievers Joe Nathan and  Jonathan Broxton (who they really wanted), the Mets still have several options remaining in Octavio Dotel, Brad Lidge, Matt Capps, Frank Francisco and a few others. Broxton signed a one...

Free agents rumors: Orioles interested in Varitek, Posada reached out to Mets

Here's a running list of free agent rumors around the Major Leagues: – The Baltimore Orioles are among the teams interested in veteran catcher Jason Varitek according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated. He adds that he finds it hard to imagine Varitek leaving the Red Sox. – Another veteran catcher, Jorge Posada, is still looking for a job, and according to Heyman, he inquired...

Chris Capuano has signed with an unknown team

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Sandy Alderson said last month while he wouldn’t rule out a return for Capuano, he added “There’s sort of a history here of signing a guy for a year, he does pretty well, sign him for a couple of years or what have you and things don’t go as well. That’s not with respect to Chris necessarily, but as a general rule we will take a...

Jorge Posada unlikely to be a fit with crosstown Mets

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Info-Graphic: 2011 Mets record in games with Jose Reyes

Marlins may up offer to Reyes; Tigers could get involved late

According to Jon Heyman of, the Miami Marlins are feeling “optimistic”  in their ability to land free-agent short stop Jose Reyes and are considering increasing their original offer for a quick resolution: #bbpBox_142581886181580800 a { text-decoration:none; color:#cc0000; }#bbpBox_142581886181580800 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }#marlins are pretty optimistic...

Rubin: If Reyes joins Bell in Miami, Mets get their 3rd rd. pick

Mets Interested In Rauch, Lidge, Bailey

Mets GM Sandy Alderson is searching for a closer, but that’s by no means his team's lone offseason need. Here’s the latest, as the Mets work to build their first playoff team since 2006... Free agent relievers Jon Rauch and Brad Lidge are “strong” on the Mets’ radar, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post (on Twitter). The Mets inquired on Andrew Bailey...

Mets look to resume talks with Reyes

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets general manager Sandy Alderson hopes to speak with free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes' agents in the next few days.

Teams backed off Jose Reyes after Marlins 6/90 offer

One rival GM told Ken Rosenthal of that other clubs backed off pursuing Jose Reyes once the Marlins offered him $90 million for six years. “As of now, no other club appears as interested, but teams often mask their intentions in free agency,” Rosenthal points out. Here are other key updates about Jose over the last few days: The Marlins may bump up their offer...

Ex-Mets GM Minaya to become Padres VP (AP)

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that former New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya will be hired as a vice president of the San Diego Padres. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement was not yet final. Minaya was discussing a job with new Padres general manager Josh Byrnes that will give him a title along the lines of vice...

Throat surgery a success for Yankees' Rivera: source

According to a person with knowledge of the situation, Mariano Rivera came through this morning's vocal cord surgery in good shape. The Yankees closer had polyps removed from the vocal cords at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. It's not known if the polyps were sent for a biopsy, but that...

Yankees to Wilson: Um, No Thanks...

Different reports say different things, but one thing is for certain, the New York Yankees have declined to meet with C.J. Wilson and his agent. There were reports Wilson had "one more scheduled visit" this week with an undisclosed team, but now we know it's not the Bronx Bombers. Part of me understands the Yankees stance on this. They, like most good teams, don'...
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