The Mets made their first public overtures to a free agent, as they held a secret meeting that wasn't a secret with free-agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta at the GM meetings. While Peralta is a good fit for the Metropolitans, there are obstacles to be overcome, including the fact that he wants a hefty contract.
The BBWAA, in spite of their barely functional website, handed out the Cy Young Awards yesterday. Max Scherzer took home the crown in the AL, while Clayton Kershaw won in the NL. Both winners were near unanimous, as Scherzer received 28 first-place votes, while Kershaw received 29. Matt Harvey finished fifth in the NL voting.
The Yankees showed some interest in reliever Brian Wilson, but a deal won't be reached because Brian Wilson refuses to shave his "beard," violating the Yankees ban on facial hair.
Jeffrey Kopman outlined what he would do as Mets GM if given $50 million.
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