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Adam Rubin suggests that the Mets could be interested in recently DFA'd Padres outfielder Jaff Decker. The 23-year old was a first round pick by the Padres in 2008 while Sandy Alderson and Paul DePodesta worked for the team and he fits the mold of a player they'd like. Decker hit .286/.381/.443 with AAA Tucson in 2013 and is a .268/.402/.456 career minor league hitter. It wouldn't be a surprising pickup, said a certain Morning News writer four days ago.
Around the Majors
After dealing David Freese for Peter Bourjos, the Cardinals are close to signing shortstop Jhonny Peralta to what appears to be a four year contract. Good fit for the Cardinals, as they can afford it with Carlos Beltran off the books and it keeps their insane amount of organizational depth untouched.
At SI.com, Jay Jaffe figures out how much Shin-Soo Choo is really worth and it's a lot more money than you think.
Yesterday At AA
The Mets wish you a safe and happy holiday season. A few nice player acquisitions would make it even happier, Mets.
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