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With baseball's winter meetings set to get underway today in Nashville, the hot stove is heating up again. No matter how hot it gets, though, the Mets are still unlikely to bring back Yoenis Cespedes. The outfielder is looking at deals that are more expensive than what New York would like to spend on him.
However, that doesn't mean that the whole band is breaking up. Jerry Blevins could reunite with the Mets, who are still looking for left-handed relief help. The legendary Bartolo Colon might even return in a bullpen role.
Ben Zobrist remains the top target for the Mets, but they will also consider bringing back Daniel Murphy depending on how the market develops.
Meanwhile, New York is still willing to part with Jon Niese if the price is right. The lefty isn't being actively shopped, though.
Wilmer Flores is going to stop playing winter ball for now due to an ankle injury he sustained on a hit by pitch.
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The Mets acquired Howard Johnson, traded away Wally Backman, and watched Jose Reyes sign with Miami.