Found December 22, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
The New York Mets are looking to re-stock their rotation following the trade of Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey, and the team has expressed interest in free agents Carl Pavano, Chris Young and Shaun Marcum as well as Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang of the Los Angeles Dodgers, reports Ken Davidoff of The New York Daily News. In fact, Pavano isn’t even the only member of the 2012 Twins who sits on the Mets’ radar. The club also has reached out to left-hander Francisco Liriano and many of the other remaining free-agent pitchers, including 2011 and 2012 Met Chris Young and Shaun Marcum, who spent the last two seasons with Milwaukee. Beyond their interest in starting pitchers, the Mets also continue to search for a right-handed-hitting outfielder, according to Davidoff. He points out the two most obvious options as free agent Cody Ross and former Mets outfielder Scott Hairston. Whatever moves the Mets ultimately make, they are likely to come after the new year with the holidays approaching. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Mets Willing To Splurge On A Multiyear Deal For Hairston

Updated by Joe D. on 12/21 A team source told Newsday’s Marc Carig that the team remains in position to splurge on one multiyear deal this offseason. That will most likely go toward signing a right-handed-hitting outfielder. With the makeup of the outfield market, the source said going beyond one year may be the Mets’ best avenue to “bring on a high-quality player.” Scott...
SAYING GOODBYE

Dickey's farewell message to fans

Reigning Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey was recently traded to the Blue Jays, so he wrote a farewell message to Mets fans.

Digital Domain Signs Being Removed From Mets Spring Complex Today

A construction crew will be removing the Digital Domain sign from the New York Mets’ spring training home on Friday morning, according to a report on TC Palm. No new naming rights deal has been announced to replace Digital Domain who filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 11. The company bought naming rights to the stadium in March 2010. The company agreed to pay St. Lucie County $100...

Christmas wishes for the 2013 Mets

The Mayan Apocalypse has come and gone and the world is still here, which means it’s time to start Christmas shopping. No doubt lots of you want to leave coal in the stockings of everyone related to the Mets but let’s at least give the players something that they really need. With that in mind, here’s what I think these guys need for the upcoming year: Mike Baxter – A RH...

Keith Law, Sal Fasano, FanGraphs On Travis d’Arnaud, Park Factors, Defense

Keith Law of ESPN answered a couple of questions about the Mets new catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud during his weekly chat this week. Q – Do you see Travis d’Arnaud continuing at catcher longterm, or do the Mets need to think of him in the outfield or first base (possibly trading or moving Ike Davis). If he can stay healthy and at catcher, the Dickey trade was a no-brainer...

Despite Interest From Yankees, Hairston Prefers A Return To Mets

Updated by HoJo on 12/23 Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, reports that  while the New York Yankees remain interested in free agent Scott Hairston, he would prefer to return to the Mets where he believes he’d be able to log significantly more playing time. Hairston has been holding out for the Mets since the season ended, but they must be far apart on dollars or a reunion would...

Opinion: Leading Off for the 2013 Mets…Jordany Valdespin?

The Mets have not added a starting OF yet this off-season, unless you count Collin Cowgill, and with options dwindling, it looks like the Mets will have to look inwards for a lead off hitter, especially if the Mets bring in an OF that is a slugger not an on-baser. That means the Mets realistic options for lead off hitters for 2013 are: - Ruben Tejada - Kirk Nieuwenhuis - Collin Cowgill...

Thoughts On The Jefry Marte For Collin Cowgill Trade

Last Tuesday, the Mets obtained outfielder Collin Cowgill from the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Jefry Marte. Honestly, I knew very little about Collin Cowgill and decided to do some research on him to quench my curiosity. Here is what I was able to learn about him as well as some input on Jefry Marte as well. My first stop was to Baseball America where I was hoping...

Coming to grips with the Mets’ 2013 payroll

Now that the R.A. Dickey and David Wright questions have been answered, the Mets can move on to other business.  But before we can get into specifics, let’s go back and look at one of the most fundamental questions there is as far as team building: What’s the available payroll for 2013? After last year, when fans were lied to repeatedly over what the actual payroll was going...

Mets Leave Dickey Out Of 2012 Highlights Video

R.A. Dickey’s Cy Young Award and 20 wins don’t count as  highlights as far as the official Mets 2012 Highlights video is concerned. That is how Andy Martino of the Daily News puts it  In a video posted this week on the Mets official website, and emailed to fans, the team sent along holiday wishes, and presented a brief montage of highlights from the 2012 season. It was all...

Amazin Mess: Leaving Dickey Out Of 2012 Highlights Video Is Insulting To All Of Us

R.A. Dickey’s Cy Young Award and 20 wins don’t count as  highlights as far as the official Mets 2012 Highlights video is concerned. That is how Andy Martino of the Daily News puts it  In a video posted this week on the Mets official website, and emailed to fans, the team sent along holiday wishes, and presented a brief montage of highlights from the 2012 season. It was all...

Mets Reach Out To Liriano And Pavano

According to Ken Davidoff of Newsday, the Mets have reached out the representatives of both Francisco Liriano and Carl Pavano in an effort to replace R.A. Dickey. Both pitchers are still available on the free agent market, and up until this point neither player had been linked to any teams recently. Liriano, 29, started the 2012 season with the Minnesota Twins before being dealt...

The Mets are supposedly considering Carl Pavano

Whom we remember fondly.

Mets Talking To Saunders, Marcum And Pavano

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, the Mets are now kicking the tires on Joe Saunders. He reports that they are still discussing Carl Pavano and Chris Young, as well as Shaun Marcum. Saunders would be a nice addition to the Mets rotation, and could easily slot into the number four or five spot. He has a career record of 78-65, and was solid for the Orioles this past season, pitching...

Sizeless

With the lack of affordable outfield options available to the Mets, desperation was sure to crawl through the door. Mark down 12-20-2012 (palindrome) as the day that desperation finally made its way onto the Citi Field stoop, as they are once again looking at that ever popular "low-risk high-reward" road. Take a look at this tweet from somebody that might be in the...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.