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Mets Morning News: Cespedes-watch, Day 3

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

Minnesota Twins v New York Mets Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The speculation surrounding Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets continues. The Mets have options both via free agency and by trade should Cespedes sign elsewhere.

The Mets are expected to make qualifying offers to both Cespedes and Neil Walker.

Mets first base coach Tom Goodwin is learning new things about the game while managing in the Arizona Fall League.

The Mets’ farm system was well represented in Arizona Fall League All-Star game.

Around the NL East

The Braves are not looking to trade any of their outfielders this offseason.

The Marlins are in a tough spot this offseason in their quest to acquire starting pitching.

The Nationals will be in the market for a catcher and have several options they can look at bringing in.

Around the Majors

The Rockies hired Bud Black to fill the vacancy in their managerial position.

Scott Kazmir decided not to opt out of his three-year contract with the Dodgers.

The Cubs declined Jason Hammel’s $12 million option for 2017.

The Dodgers did not keep Carlos Ruiz for long. After acquiring Ruiz mid-season, they have now traded him to the Mariners.

Who will be the next team to end a decades long World Series drought?

This Date in Mets History

The Mets signed right-hander Rick Reed in 1995.