Are the Binghamton Mets not going to be the Binghamton Mets anymore? According to this article from Ballpark Digest, a group is in serious discussions to buy the Mets' Double A franchise and move them north of the border to Ottawa for the 2013 minor league season. But hold the phone: B-Mets president Michael Urda shot down the rumors later on Tuesday. So while there's no official news at the moment, this will be something to keep an eye on. In case you were wondering, the stadium they would play in was used by the AAA Ottawa Lynx before they moved to Lehigh Valley after the 2007 season.
Howard Megdal reacted to Jeff Wilpon's quotes about the Mets minority ownership search and he makes an interesting point about the visibility of all of the prior information that came out.
For those of you MLB draft fans out there, some not-so-good news came out late on Tuesday, as Keith Law reported that Mets scouting director Chad McDonald may bolt for the west coast. As someone who liked the job the Mets did in the 2011 draft, this is disappointing news.
Jose Reyes Watch: For what it's worth, Doc Gooden thinks Jose is going to leave. Oh yeah? Well, I think he's going to stay! Take that, Doc! All kidding aside, there's a good chance that Jose Reyes Watch will come down to who will overpay for his services.
Mets RHP prospect Taylor Whitenton was chosen to participate in the Arizona Fall League's Rising Star game. The soon to be 24 year old righty pitched in Savannah's rotation in 2011, a level that he was a little old for but showed a solid fastball and improved command. Whitenton may be a big league relief candidate at some point in the future.
Carlos Beltran switched agents, dumping Scott Boras in exchange for Dan Lozano. This seems to be the complete opposite of a selfish move, yet I'm sure there are people in the Mets blogosphere who will find a way to label it as such.
Over at Hardball Talk, Matt Pouliot takes a look at the Top 111 free agents this offseason. They begin the series with numbers 111-91. Hey, good news! Three Mets are on this portion of the list (oh wait...maybe that's not good news). Meanwhile, ESPN Stats and Information took a look at the closers available on the market this offseason.
The Yankees announced that GM Brian Cashman will stick around for at least another three years.
Curtis Granderson hit a grand slam, as the Major League All Stars defeated Chinese Taipei 7-0 in game one of the Taiwan All Star Series.
Finally, the 2011 Gold Glove awards were announced. The Gold Glove awards are given to
the players with the best offensive stats I mean players labeled as gritty winners with overblown reputations as defenders I mean Derek Jeter I mean the best defensive players in each league. Yeah, that. Unsurprisingly, no Mets were named.