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Slow News Day In Mets Land Applesauce: Izzy Not Likely To Return, Beltran Tells Mets Fans To Move On

As the title may have implied, not much has gone on in the land of the New York Mets in the last 24 hours. The team is more or less ready for spring training and that likely means there is no room for Jason Isringhausen to return. This should really come as no surprise to anyone. Even at his minimal price tag Izzy was not a very good pitcher.

One other player who will not be back in 2012 is Carlos Beltran. Beltran had some good advice for Mets fans recently: try to move on from 2006 already. Frankly, It's ridiculous that he should even have to give this advice. Unless you happen to be a Mariners fan (or have an irrational hatred of moles) there is absolutely no reason to dislike the guy.

Three Mets were named to's top 100 prospect list this week. I doubt anybody here will be surprised by which three they were, but young Mr. Mejia is beginning to be criminally underrated. I can't wait until he returns.

Yoenis Cespedes was declared a free agent and is now free to sign with the Marlins. This guy seems to be a fairly interesting player with virtually no chance of being the actual age he's listed at. If he really does sign in Miami we'll likely have another shot at him in 18 months when the Marlins have their semi-annual going out of business sale.

FanGraphs took a look at new Blue Jay set up man Francisco Cordero. I know some Mets fans would have preferred him to our current closer Frank Francisco, and the Rising Apple took a look at Francisco in Haiku form.