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Jose Reyes (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Collier: Looking Back, Mets Should Have Gone 6 Years On Jose Reyes

Looking at the current market and the cost it takes to acquire available shortstops via free agency or trade — it may have been best for Sandy Alderson and the Mets to retain Reyes.

12/13/2013

Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta bats in the second inning against the Athletics during Game 5 of the ALDS at O.co Coliseum on Oct. 10, 2013 in Oakland, Calif. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

D-Backs’ Ziegler Tweets ‘It Pays To Cheat’ After Peralta Lands In St. Louis

The Cardinals’ signing drew quite a reaction from some big leaguers: “Thanks, owners, for encouraging PED use,” Arizona pitcher Brad Ziegler tweeted.

11/25/2013

The Reds’ Bronson Arroyo throws a pitch against the Pirates at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Sept. 28, 2013. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)

Report: Mets Shocked By Asking Prices Of Free Agents, Other Teams

The Mets entered the offseason with the hope of finding cost-effective players that would help fill needs and appease the fans. All they’ve gotten in return so far for their efforts has been a cold dose of reality.

11/21/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Heyman: Yankees, Robinson Cano Are Roughly $150 Million Apart

According to Jon Heyman, the five-time All-Star is still looking for $310 million over 10 years from the Bronx Bombers, while New York is currently offering slightly more than half that.

11/18/2013

Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta bats in the second inning against the Athletics during Game 5 of the ALDS at O.co Coliseum on Oct. 10, 2013 in Oakland, Calif. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Report: Yankees Showing Interest In Free Agent Jhonny Peralta

The way the Yankees see it, Jhonny Peralta could fill many roles. The veteran shortstop apparently has the Bombers’ attention.

11/18/2013

Ruben Tejada (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Report: Ruben Tejada Could File Grievance Against Mets

Tejada received the team’s final call-up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sept. 10. One day earlier and he would have been eligible for free agency following the 2016 season.

11/18/2013

Free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Coleman: Mets Need To Proceed With Caution On Some Free Agents

This is not the perfect market for the Mets, not the best time to have a ton of money coming off the books, but it does dovetail with the fact that this team has a lot of holes to fill.

11/14/2013

Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta bats in the second inning against the Athletics during Game 5 of the ALDS at O.co Coliseum on Oct. 10, 2013 in Oakland, Calif. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Heyman: Mets Fly Under The Radar, Meet Secretly With Veteran Infielder Peralta

On a day when the mettle of the Mets fan was tested by one discouraging story after another, there was a ray of hope on Wednesday evening.

11/13/2013

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Mets GM Alderson Jokes About Team’s Finances — Again

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.”

11/12/2013

Rafael Furcal (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Report: Mets Reach Out To Free-Agent Shortstop Rafael Furcal

As far as free agents go, Stephen Drew and Jhonny Peralta are the cream of the shortstop crop, but they will be in heavy demand and will likely command top dollar. A cheaper option is 36-year-old Rafael Furcal.

11/05/2013

Dustin Pedroia (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Kallas: Analyzing DP In Game 6 Of ALCS (And What McCarver Really Missed)

Watch the replay and draw your own conclusions with your own eyes. There’s plenty to see. You can learn a lot about baseball and the nuances of baseball by watching this play.

10/21/2013

Bud Selig (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Bud Selig On A-Rod’s Suspension: ‘I Thought It Was Eminently Fair’

“It was not difficult for me at all,” Selig said. “I spent many, many hours thinking about it, trying to be fair, trying to be logical and rational. I wouldn’t second-guess a thing at all. I thought it was eminently fair.”

08/16/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Defiant A-Rod Vows To Fight 211-Game Suspension

Once the greatest player of his time, Rpdriguez was reduced Monday night to saying that he was humbled, at 38, just to “have the opportunity to put on this uniform again.”

08/06/2013

Everth Cabrera  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images), A-Rod  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MLB Players React To Biogenesis Bans: ‘We Want These Guys Out Of The Game’

“If all the allegations are true, then I’m glad they got caught and I’m glad baseball is doing something about it,” Royals reliever Aaron Crow said.

08/06/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CBS News: A-Rod On List Of Players To Be Suspended By MLB

MLB has told the union which players it intends to suspend in its drug investigation. Three-time MVP Alex Rodriguez is on the list, according to CBS News.

07/31/2013

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