Mets Rumor Mill: Possible Acquisition Tracker

With so many rumors and nothing actually happening for the Mets at the Winter Meetings, I decided to start a running post of all players the Mets have been linked to, with updates as to their current status. These links are only meant to represent the team's position, not external actors or opinions.Of course the Mets will be linked in some form to most every free agent, so I tried to give some indication where it seemed there was more than just nominal interest. Consider this thread an update on the Winter Meetings thread and post any links you want me to add in the comments. 

Parentheses separate unique links:

Free Agents

OF Jason Bay--(Offer Extended)

OF Matt Holliday--(Uninvolved)

"C" Bengie Molina--(Offer Extended)

C Rod Barajas--(Interest)

1B Nick Johnson--(Interest)

1B Carlos Delgado--(Interest)

2B Adam Kennedy--(Interest)

2B Orlando Hudson--(Preferential Interest)

3B Mark DeRosa--(Interest)

SP John Lackey--(Preferential Interest) (Agent Contacted)  

SP Joel Piniero--(Interest) (Agent Contacted)

SP Ben Sheets--(Agent Contacted)

SP Doug Davis--(Interest)

SP Jason Marquis--( Interest)

SP Jon Garland--(Interest)

MR Kelvim Escobar--(Interest)

MR Darren Oliver--(Interest)

International Free Agents


SP Aroldis Chapman--(Interest, Will Attend Throwing Session)

MR (RHP) Ryota Igarashi [NPB Tracker: Player Profile] —(Interest)

MR (LHP) Hisanori Takahashi [NPB TrackerPlayer Profile] —(Interest)


Trade Targets

OF Josh Willingham--(Expressed Interest) (Negotiations Not Ongoing) (Told Untouchable)

OF Juan Rivera--(Expressed Interest) (Negotiations Not Ongoing)

OF Corey Hart--(Expressed Interest) (Negotiations Not Ongoing)

OF Pat Burrell--(No Interest)

OF Juan Pierre--(Expressed Interest, Link Missing [Reported by Jon Heyman])

OF Milton Bradley--(No Interest, Link Missing [Reported by Joel Sherman])

SP Roy Hallady--(Not Optimistic About Chances)

SP Gil Meche--(Expressed Interest, Discussions)

MR Ronald Belsario--(Expressed Interest)

MR Cory Wade--(Expressed Interest)


Trade Candidates

2B Luis Castillo--(Trade Unlikely

SP John Maine--(Will Be Tendered Contract) (Discussed)

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