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Mets Morning News: Baseball's most intense shopping season is still one week away

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

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

Ken Davidoff reports that the Mets are "actively" looking to deal one of their extra starting pitchers. Perhaps a trade will materialize during the Winter Meetings that start a week from today.

Mets 360 argues that the front office should wait for more valuable pitchers to find new homes in order to get full value for players like Bartolo Colon, Jon Niese, and Dillon Gee.

Rising Apple wonders if Sandy Alderson can manage to trade for an upgrade at shortstop during the Winter Meetings.

Around the Majors

Former Reds and Nationals general manager Jim Bowden suggests a three-team trade that would bring Elvis Andrus and $10 million to the Mets in exchange for Noah Syndergaard. The catch? Thor gets shipped to Atlanta.

Lookout Landing debates whether or not the Mariners should follow in the Royals' footsteps and trade one of their top young players for a short-term gain.

The Phillies are finally in sell mode, but it seems that no one wants to take Jonathan Papelbon off their hands.

Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan says he'll vote PED users into the Hall of Fame when the institution takes charge of baseball's drug issue.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Andrew Gould looked into the possibility of Sergio Romo playing in Queens next season.

Meanwhile, Andrew M. Cohen says that Norichika Aoki could still be a target for the Mets even though the club has already signed a free agent outfielder this offseason.

On this date in 1998, Steve Phillips spun a deal to acquire both Armando Benitez and Rodger Cedeno.