The New York Mets began the New Year with a bang (of a cap gun) with the signing of Omar Quintanilla. They followed one bang with the signing of right-handed Jeff Stevens and infielder/outfielder Corey Wimberly.
Meanwhile Frank Francisco and Jon Rauch’s contract details were made available. The Mets held their annual Winter blood drive and the Mets are still waiting to see if they will host the 2013 MLB All Star Game.
The Mets brought back outfielder Scott Hairston and R.A. Dickey posted his 1st pic as he prepared to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco spoke to the media and spoke about being healthy and happy to be here.
Alderson took the opportunity to announce no big trades or signings that would command more than $1.5 million were looming. The Mets later reported the signing of infielder Ronny Cedeno to a deal slightly more than $1 million.
It was reported and later confirmed by the Mets that they have hired turnaround consultants CRG Partners which also happened to handle the Texas Rangers bankruptcy and finally R.A. Dickey keeps getting closer to climbing that mountain.