Team Reports say the Mets likely will spend for one quality outfielder. One report said don't even rule out a return of Angel Pagan to Flushing, but it's too early to say.... There's no direction yet for how high the market will get for Pagan.
Similarly, Ryan Ludwick and Cody Ross seemingly are two of the more attractive righty-hitting outfielders, but it's unclear where the market will take the bidding.
Other righty hitters on the market include Scott Hairston, Jeff Baker, Austin Kearns, Reed Johnson and Matt Diaz.
As for catcher, the righty-hitting candidates are not overwhelming: ex-Mets Kelly Shoppach, Rod Barajas and Henry Blanco as well as fellow free agents Miguel Olivo, Chris Snyder and Matt Treanor.
The Mets also have compiled a list of other teams' backup catchers, with former Mets farmhand Jesus Flores of the Nats and Martin Maldonado of the Brewers being eyed by the Mets.
The non-tender deadline is midnight tonight, meaning more names will shake loose as free agents at both positions.
According to multiple reports, the Mets are more likely to fill needs in the outfield with free agents then trade route...
There also has been reports that the Royal have some interest in R.A. Dickey.. Remember the Mets have Dickey under contract at a cheap rate at $5 Million. That would have to make him the cheapest Cy Young in Modern day baseball!
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