Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
Ike Davis is still a New York Met as the Brewers are unwilling to surrender righthander Tyler Thornburg in exchange for the first baseman. One trade option dried up for the Mets yesterday, as first baseman James Loney re-signed with the Rays.
Jared Diamond shared some research done on teams with bloated payrolls and how much they win.
Toby Hyde dove in deep on the Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon contracts.
Anthony DiComo writes that David Wright could've been a $200 million player had he become a free agent this winter instead of signing an extension with the Mets.
Apparently, Google auto-fill hates the Mets, among a few other teams.
Around the Majors
The Royals grabbed second baseman Omar Infante on a four year deal.
The Giants added outfielder MIke Morse, which might not be a great idea considering AT&T Park's spacious outfield and Morse's atrocious outfield defense.
Jeff Zimmerman at Fangraphs writes that player aging curves are changing.
MLB is going to investigate Yankees president Randy Levine for tampering after he made a comment about Mike Trout.
Miguel Tejada has been suspended from the Dominican Winter League after he tried to purchase shares of one team while playing for that team's rival.
Yesterday At AA
James Kannengieser tries to predict how many games the current Mets 40-man roster would win.
Jeff Kopman and Zack Drisko have season reviews of Dillon Gee and Josh Satin.
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