Mets Morning News: Turner cut, Reddi-Whip stocks bottom out!

Daniel Shirey

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets news, notes, and links.

Meet the Mets

The New York Mets may be looking to make their first big splash of the offseason, as the team met with Curtis Granderson over the weekend. If we can be sure of one thing in the deal, it's that Howie Rose will never call him the Grandy-man, and we're thankful for that.

The Mets made some moves at the non-tender deadline, cutting Scott Atchison, Jeremy Hefner, Omar Quintanilla, Justin Turner, and former clubhouse and fan-favorite Jordany Valdespin. One can expect the Mets will reach out to several of these players to sign them to a more team-friendly deal.

According to Adam Rubin, the Mets' interest in Bronson Arroyo has waned of late, and their scheduled meeting may be in jeopardy.

The folks over at Mets Minors gave an update on Mets players in the various winter leagues. Juan Lagares and Wilmer Flores both continue to have strong seasons in the Dominican and Venezuelan winter leagues, respectively.

Adam Rubin shares his Hall of Fame ballot, and - spoiler alert - it contains some familiar names to Mets fans.

Around the Majors

The Tampa Bay Rays have signed Jose Molina to a 2-year, $4.5 million deal.

The Blue Jays non-tendered starting catcher J.P. Arencibia. Arencibia will likely be picked up because of his solid power numbers.

The Yankees are reportedly "not close" to signing Robinson Cano to a new contract. Cano is looking to be paid handsomely, and the Yankees would like to keep below the luxury tax.

The Nationals have acquired Doug Fister from the Tigers for Steve Lambardozzi, Ian Krol, and Robbie Ray. One has to wonder how Fister was swindled for so little.

MLB Trade Rumors reviews the non-tenders on a team-by-team basis. The National League can be found here, and the American League can be seen here.

MLBTR also lists the players who were able to avoid salary arbitration here.

Yesterday at AA

Jeff Kopman took a look at Zack Wheeler in his first season with the Mets.

Matthew Yaspan asked "what is the market for Stephen Drew?"

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