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Mets Morning News: Alderson to meet with Arroyo this week...or maybe not

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Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

It was reported on Saturday that the Mets jumped into the Bronson Arroyo sweepstakes and those rumors were confirmed by Adam Rubin, who said the team is set to meet with Arroyo this week at his Tampa home. David Lennon of Newsday says not so fast, though.

Joel Sherman reports that the Mets did show initial interest in free agent shortstop Rafael Furcal but the team is no longer interested in the veteran because of physical issues.

Around the Majors

The Twins signed Phil Hughes to a 3 year, $24 million contract.

Robinson Cano says he never asked for $300 million but reports say that he did ask for between $250 and 260 million in his last offer to the Yankees. The two sides are still about $100 million apart.

Carlos Beltran tops the Royals' wish list and they're willing to offer him the three year deal that he wants.

Yesterday At AA

Brian Wright recounted Al Leiter's 1999 shutout of the Reds in the one-game playoff.

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