Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/20/11
Take this with a grain of salt. Chuck Johhnson of NY Baseball Digest just reported the following: A number of sources are indicating the Mets are stepping up their attempts to move their only remaining moveable contract, that of David Wright. With Johan Santana once again shut-down and doubtful to be ready for Opening Day and Jason Bay owning a full-no trade clause, Wright’s $15 million dollar salary is Sandy Alderson’s only money saving option left. Now I don’t know who Chuck Johnson is, but after going through all of his previous posts, the only other time he sourced something was back in October when he wrote this: Earlier today, a source close to the Mets situation told me the team will make a “cursory” offer to Jose Reyes, but do not want him back, nor will conduct long-term negotiations. “Reyes will not be back,” the source said. “Any offer will be window dressing.” I don’t usually pay attention to blog sourced rumors, but he did end his story with something I’ve been trying to tell
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