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Mets Morning News: All of the winter meetings rumors. ALL OF THEM!

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

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The outside shortstop pickings are slim, so the Mets may continue to wait out the free agent market or just stick with WIlmer Flores. They're also not considering Elvis Andrus or Jurickson Profar, though they have discussed Dillon Gee and Jon Niese with the Rangers. Was the Didi Gregorius trade with the Yankees a missed opportunity for the Mets?

Craig Breslow and the Mets met yesterday but no deal appears to be imminent. It doesn't sound like he's a high priority. Outfielder John Mayberry may be a higher one, though.

Why is there so little interest in Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy?

The Mets have a new farm director. Speaking of the farm, John Sickels has started his yearly Mets organization discussion in preparation for his Mets top prospect list.

Mark Simon is reviewing the top 10 trades in Mets history.

Around the NL East

Alberto Callaspo has signed with the Braves.

The Phillies are talking trade with teams about Marlon Byrd and Antonio Bastardo.

The Marlins appear to be interested in Justin Morneau and Michael Morse.

Jordan Zimmermann interests the Rangers. Could the Nationals get Rougned Odor back for him?

Around the Majors

Miguel Montero was traded to the Cubs for a pair of prospects.

David Robertson signed a four-year, $46 million contract with the White Sox.

The Pirates and Francisco Liriano have agreed to a three year, $39 million deal.

Max Scherzer wants $200 million and the Tigers are focused on retaining him.

Jon Lester hasn't made his decision yet but the Giants are out of the running, leaving the Red Sox and Cubs.

Sports Illustrated released their Sportsman of the Year profile, featuring Madison Bumgarner. Inside: he once dated a girl named Madison Bumgarner.

If the Rays are unable to get a new stadium in the Tampa area, owner Stuart Sternberg will sell the team to an ownership group that would relocate them.

The BBWAA will recommend expanding Hall of Fame ballots from 10 to 12 players.

Yesterday At AA

The All-Time Uniform Numbers series looked at number two in Mets history.

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