Latest on the Mets: October 22, 2013

Posted: October 22, 2013 in Hot Stove, News
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By Steven InmanimagesCADQ3WP8

With action really not picking up on the Mets offseason for another six weeks, here is the latest baseball news that relates to the Mets.

  • Matt Harvey underwent successful Tommy John surgery Tuesday. Expected recovery time is 12-14 months.
  • Tim Lincecum agreed to a 2 year $35 million deal extension with the SF Giants Tuesday.
  • Cuban defector Jose Abreu agreed to a six year $68 million deal with the Chicago White Sox.
  • The Royals will shop DH/1B Billy Butler this winter.
  • The Mets will make resigning Marlon Byrd a “high priority” this winter BrokeMets has learned.
  • SS Jhonny Peralta is unlikely to return to the Tigers.
  • Cuban defector, right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne has worked out for four or five teams including the Mets.
  1. Mike Young says:

    Steve – Thanks for the updates. No surprises here. I wonder if Billy Butler can play a full season at 1b. Is Peralta realistically on the Mets radar? If Despaigne has worked out for several teams then it is very unlikely that he will wear the orange and blue any time soon. Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      No problem Mike. First with Butler from what I understand he really can’t play first and has always been a major defensive liability at first. His only home is likely on an American league team.

      Next yes Mike Peralta is on the Mets radar. They believe Peralta’s price tag will drop this winter because of his recent PED scandal.

      And lastly with Despaigne he isn’t likely to break the bank so why can’t the Mets sign him? I’m not sure how much he can help right away though as their is very little info out on him. I know he doing a workout in front of more teams next week in Mexico. Thanks again Mike!

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