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John Harper of The Daily News thinks the Mets ought to shell out nearly $50 million for four years of Yankees closer David Robertson.
While most Mets fans are looking for the team to add a shortstop during the winter meetings, Sandy Alderson says it's "more likely than not" that Wilmer Flores will start at the position on Opening Day.
That doesn't mean that Alderson isn't looking for an upgrade, though. Adam Rubin reports that the general manager has had discussions with the Mariners regarding young shortstops Chris Taylor and Brad Miller. The Mets' own Matt Reynolds may be invited to spring training, but is still likely to start April in Las Vegas.
Andy Martino speculates that the Mets can spice things up by trying to trade Curtis Granderson in order to free up some salary space for Justin Upton or Matt Kemp.
Around the National League East
Washington is considered likely to trade ace reliever Tyler Clippard. The right-hander is set to make over $9 million in arbitration next season.
Around the Majors
The Mets aren't the only team that knows how to trash a player on his way out the door. Word out of Phoenix is that Didi Gregorius is "mentally fragile." He needs more grission if he's going to succeed in the Bronx!