R.A. Dickey continued to be the hot topic for Mets fans as the Winter Meetings began to wind down, but the Mets also showed a bit of interest in catcher Miguel Olivo. Yay? I suppose he's better than Mike Nickeas, but yuck.
Most reporters still seem to think it will be about 50/50 on the chances of a DIckey TRAID, and Andy Martino had some information about the CY Young winner's asking price. That doesn't seem excessive at all, especially given the money being thrown around on far lesser players at this season's winter meetings. Still, it does make some sense to wait and see if GMDM does something stupid.
The Rule V draft kicks off at 10 a.m. ET today, and the Mets may take a player or two in it (though likely not). Previews of some of the more intriguing prospects can be found here, here, and here. Just because I'd really like to see us take a flier on Josh Fields, here's a bit more from Over The Monster. There is also some talk that Omar Minaya favorite Armando Rodriguez may be a high pick in the draft.
Jason Bay has a new home. It's almost in Canada.
Joe Blanton also has a new home. The former Phillie signed a two year deal with the Angels.
Late last night some rumors started that Kansas City was willing to trade Wil Myers for James Shields. Myers would seem an obvious target for the Mets in any TRAID talks, so the situation bears watching.
Yesterday at AA:
Rob reviewed the final season of the Buffalo Bisons as a Mets' affiliate.
Eno had a look at David Wright and his deferred money. It's really hard not to be glad we re-signed the face of the franchise.