Mets Morning News: Tea parties are fun, but World Series parties are better

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

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

Meet the Mets

Leading off, the Mets have signed Taylor Teagarden to a minor-league deal. We've known Sandy Alderson to be a soothsayer in the trade department, but apparently he can read tea leaves as well.

The Shea Faithful gives a very helpful primer on BABIP for our those looking to brush up on their sabermetrics.

Ken Davidoff suggests the Mets need to take whatever they can get for Ike Davis.

The Mets reportedly spoke to Jerome Williams recently, but since signing Bartolo Colon may no longer have interest.

Mike Piazza and Craig Biggio remain hopeful that the Hall of Fame will come calling.

Andy Martino reported that Mets officials are concerned with Stephen Drew's health, which was then quickly refuted by Rob Bradford of WEEI in Boston.

Adam Rubin took another look at the Mets payroll.

Jack Moore explains that while the internet may challenge the "backwards thinking" of the BBWAA, it really hasn't done that much to change the general perception.

Around the Majors

The Minnesota Twins may be looking to bring Johan Santana back where he began his career.

Walt Jocketty is having a tough time making a decision on keeping Homer Bailey, given the current trade market.

The Astros may be moving their Spring Training home to Arizona, as the migration from Florida to the West continues.

Yesterday at AA

Rob Castellano looked at the Mets' options for leadoff hitters.

Chris McShane took a look at free agent Carlos Marmol.

James Kannengieser reviewed how John Buck turned out in regards to our community projection.

If you read an article or find a link that you think would be a great addition to a future edition of Mets Morning News, please forward it to our tips email address tips@grission.com and we'll try to add it in.

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