general managers’ meetings
“We’ve got a couple more meetings,” Wilpon said. “And there might be hopefully something cooking later. Right now, it’s quiet.”
Sandy Alderson stepped into the hotel lobby at the general managers’ meetings and was ready with a quick quip: “I was upstairs stacking our money. Don’t get excited. They were all fives.”
The American League East champions passed on pursuing the Marlins’ top players, and instead are focusing on re-signing starting pitchers Andy Pettitte and Hiroki Kuroda.
Call him H.D. Dickey — as in Hometown Discount? According to a report, the Mets may be able to retain R.A. Dickey for less than originally thought.
Good news: R.A. Dickey said Wednesday there has “been some progress” in his extension talks with the Mets. That brings us to the bad news.
Bay Watch is officially over. Jason Bay is now a free agent after negotiating out of of his deal with the Mets.
Right-handed starter Matt Harvey — who was brilliant for the Mets in his rookie season — and top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler are untouchables, a club source said in a report.
“Do I have something I’m looking to execute while I’m out here? No,” Cashman said. “Whatever agents are here, I’ll meet with the agents and then obviously have a chance to engage the 29 clubs.”