Meet the Mets
Trading for Troy Tulowitzki would be a mistake for the Mets, writes David Lennon in Newsday. Greg Prince of Faith and Fear in Flushing considers the same topic but reaches a slightly different conclusion.
Dwight Gooden wrote a letter to his younger self for Derek Jeter's website.
John Harper thinks Sandy Alderson could learn a lot from A.J. Preller, San Diego's very active general manager, though he says we don't know yet which strategy will work out better.
Mike Vorkunov looks at who the Mets' top prospects might be if the team makes any trades this winter.
This date in Mets history: Today marks the anniversary of the Mets' R.A. Dickey signing!
Around the National League East
The Texas Rangers are interested in Brandon Beachy, who had spent his professional career with the Braves until he was non-tendered following the 2014 season. Of course, he had his second Tommy John surgery this year, which is why he is even on the market at all.
Speaking of players who might not be in the division next year, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro says he told Ryan Howard the team would be better off without him in 2015.
Around Major League Baseball
So the Padres have revamped their roster, but Beyond the Box Score has a couple of pieces that shed a not-so-positive light on the team, writing Steven Souza could very well be better than Wil Myers and that San Diego will not contend in 2015 even with all of the new additions.
The Times writes that we will have to wait a few years to really judge San Diego's offseason. Grant Brisbee has a slightly more optimistic take on the Padres' wild offseason.
Which team won the bidding for Jung-Ho Kang? That's still a mystery.
Viva El Birdos talks to Tyrell Jenkins, who was part of the Jason Heyward trade, about what it's like to be part of a big trade. Pretty neat interview.
The Yankees are betting against injury, and it's not going to work, writes Pinstripe Alley. Even with the additions of Nathan Eovaldi and Didi Gregorius, they certainly are not a young team.
This has nothing to do with baseball, but a Times reporter profiled her 107-year-old grandmother, who has been and still very much is a Buffalo Bills fan.
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