New York Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon made some news on Tuesday, discussing negotiations with R.A. Dickey and David Wright even as he insisted the Mets weren't publicly discussing negotiations with R.A. Dickey and David Wright.
There is little question that the Toronto Blue Jays managed to improve themselves dramatically in 2013 with the 12-player deal they completed with the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.(2)
The 12-player deal between the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays has two significant effects upon New York's baseball landscape. It eliminates an obstacle for the 2013 New York Mets, and it places a far heavier burden on the 2013 New York Yankees.
If you're old enough to remember the Mets of the late 1970s, the 2012 Mets might be ringing a bell for you.(2)