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The Mets held a conference call to announce the signing of outfielder Chris Young yesterday. Young was in contact with David Wright throughout the process and was promised playing time in right field, as well as potentially in center. Juan Lagares still seems to have the better shot at being in center on Opening Day, however.
Sandy Alderson said that Ruben Tejada could conceivably be the Mets' starting shortstop in 2014, though he said not to rule out a trade.
David Wright still expects the Mets to be aggressive this winter and he hopes Sandy has some tricks up his sleeve. We all do, David.
Toby Hyde put together a two part piece on the Mets' payroll and the shell game that they seem to be playing with Jason Bay's salary.
Matt Meyers of ESPN New York writes that the Red Sox Model doesn't fit the Mets and they're actually mimicking the Indians or Pirates models.
Have New York sports ever collectively been this bad?
Around the Majors
Gabe Kapler wrote about playing through pain and injuries.
The BBWAA Hall Of Fame Ballot was released. The ballot is loaded but Matthew Pouliot ran down a dozen players who should be on it.
Deadspin bought a Hall of Fame vote and will turn it over to the readers. That's pretty cool, I guess.
Nelson Cruz wants a four year deal worth $75 million. Okay, whatever you say Nelson.
Grant Brisbee sifted through some Carlos Beltran rumors. There's a lot of them.
The Nationals wanted a $300 million publicly-funded roof added to Nationals Park.
Yesterday At AA
The newest episode of the Amazin' Avenue Podcast is up!
Steve Sypa lets us know where Tsuyoshi Shinjo is now.
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