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Mets Morning News: Is it always this tender in December?

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

Wake up and smell Tyler Flowers.
Wake up and smell Tyler Flowers.
Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Meet the Mets

The Metropolitans are interested in White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers if he is non-tendered by the White Sox (the deadline for non-tendered players is today). Mike Puma says the front office has long liked the 27-year-old backstop and view him as a potential d'Arnaud backup. In 592 plate appearances over five seasons with the White Sox, Flowers has hit .200/.279/.375 with a 74 OPS+.

Around MLB

Rockies owner Dick Monfort allowed the Denver Post to see how the financial sausage is made. Interesting read even if you find your mouth agape at some of the things he says.

To trade or not to trade Jeff Samardzija? That is the question at Wrigley.

Baseball Prospectus waxed nostalgic about the eight best uncooked rumors from last year's hot stove and what would have happened if they occurred.

Miguel Cabrera to first? You mean it's not a foregone conclusion yet?

Drew Stubbs and Andrew Bailey are getting tendered by the Indians and Red Sox.

Minneapolis mayor Mark Rybak took to penning poems to celebrate the Twins' signing of Ricky Nolasco.

David Ortiz's beard shavings sold for $11,000 in Boston just because they can.

Yesterday At AA

Chris McShane reviewed the Mets' non-tender deadline decisions.

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