Morning Briefing: Rumors, Rumors, Rumors

Yesterday was the memorial service for Roy Halladay. Halladay was killed last week in a plane crash and many teammates of his as well as his wife spoke. Matt Gelb of Philly.com tweeted everything but perhaps the most moving came from his widow. “I still get to see him every day,” she said to her sons, “because I look at you.” Baseball is still in shock over his loss and we here at MMO send our best wishes to the Halladay family.

Latest Mets News

Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports says the Mets are interested in first baseman Carlos Santana.

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN says the Mets reached to the agents of outfielder Lorenzo Cain.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Mets have an advantage over free agents such as Joe Smith, Bryan Shaw, and Mike Minor for their ties to Mickey Callaway and Dave Eiland.

Marc Carig of Newsday says the Mets are “ramping up” to sign a high end reliever.

Mike Puma of the NY Post says the Mets could send Dominic Smith to Las Vegas in the event they sign Carlos Santana.

Late last night, Marc Carig and David Lennon of Newsday reported that the Mets may pursue Shohei Ohtani.

Latest MLB News

Torey Luvullo and Paul Molitor were named Monday as the Manager’s of the Year.

J.D. Martinez is seeking a seven-year, $210 million commitment according to USA Today.

Former Met, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, is going to Seattle on a minor league deal.

Latest Giancarlo Stanton News

Did anyone else know the Marlins wanted to trade Giancarlo Stanton?

The Giants are considering offering Heliot Ramos as a piece for Stanton.

It was initially reported that Stanton does not want to be on the Red Sox or Cardinals, but Evan Drellich of NBC Boston Sports says he has not ruled out any team yet.

Mark Feinsand of MLB.com says the Dodgers are in the mix for Stanton. He is a SoCal native and would almost certainly approve his no-trade clause for Los Angeles.

Latest NL East News

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post says the Nationals hired Henry Blanco as their next bullpen coach. Blanco was the Mets backup catcher in 2010.

Gabriel Burns of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes about the journey of Alex Anthopoulos.

Todd Zolecki of MLB.com recaps the memorial services of Roy Halladay.

Latest on MMO

John Jackson looks at whether or not the Mets should pursue Brian Dozier.

This Day in Baseball History 

1988: Kirk Gibson selected MVP after Darryl Strawberry and Kevin McReynolds also receive MVP votes.

Birthdays: Randy Niemann turns 62.

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I became a Mets fan in the 2008 season. Since the Alderson regime, I’ve embraced saber-metrics and advanced stats to back up my eye tests. I study computer science at Stony Brook