The Mets have reportedly re-signed Scott Hariston for the 2012 season but have not officially announced it pending a full physical.
In other news Mets GM Sandy Alderson held a conference call with the media today. In it he said it is “fair” to assume the Mets would not be signing any players seeking more than $1.5 million. He went on to say “Don’t assume that creates a significant limit. What can happen this time of year is that players who were making substantially more than that range in previous years are looking for opportunities and may be willing to play for less. The market of $1.5 million players and below is probably going to be pretty robust over the next couple of weeks.” Alderson was also quoted to say,
“I think as teams get closer to spring training, there’s a greater reluctance to make a big deal because mindsets are established and expectations are created and so forth,” Alderson said. “So I would say as we get closer to spring training that it’s unlikely that you’ll see many big deals. In our case, I think most of what we do between now and spring training will be limited to free-agent signings of one sort or another. I don’t expect a big deal to transpire between now and then. I mean, something could come up, but I just don’t think in our case it’s likely. And historically it doesn’t happen all that frequently as we get into the second half of January and early February.”