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Mets Morning News: Extensions, Option Years, and Potential Free Agents

The offseason officially starts as teams make decisions on option years, and we start wildly speculating on Mets offseason moves. How soon until pitchers and catchers report?


Meet the Mets

SB Nation NY looks at what a David Wright extension might look like.

Ted Berg thinks the Mets should definitely kick the tires on a Melky Cabrera contract for 2013.

Toby Hyde once again checks in on Mets prospects in winter ball.

Yesterday at AA

Brock Mahan wrote about Tom Seaver's first Cy Young award. Also, it was R.A. Dickey's birthday. Praise!

Rob Castellano compared Wilmer Flores to Tigers prospect Avisail Garcia.

Eno Sarris examined the Melky to the Mets rumor.

Thomas Wachtel found this little gem on ebay. Blasting Thrilledge 4 evah you guys.

And yours truly penned a few words on Wally Backman, who checks in at #41 on the Mets Top 50 list.

Around MLB

The party in San Francisco kicked off yesterday as the Giants arrived back home to AT&T Park. The official parade takes place tomorrow.

Free agency starts this weekend, and teams are starting to make decisions on option years. The Yankees picked up options on Cano, Granderson and Aardsma, while Scott Baker, Stephen Drew, and Placido Polanco all had their options declined and will be free agents as of Saturday.

The Tigers opened betting as the 2013 World Series favorites. The Mets are 40-1. Value bet!

David Laurila got some reactions from players on the Tigers and Giants after Game 4.

And it's the time again, folks...

Your Mets Highlight of the Day to get you through the long, cold offseason:

Ike heats up in the desert, mashes dingers in front of hometown crowd.

And your non-baseball link of the day:

A quintessential New York tale from this month's Observer.