Morning Briefing: Stanton Decision Could Be Coming Soon

Good morning Mets fans! The hot stove took a little cold spell yesterday, but should start heating up with the Winter Meetings only days away.

Alex Pavlovic writes that the San Francisco Giants view the Los Angeles Dodgers as the biggest threat to their pursuit of Giancarlo Stanton.

Pavlovic also states that the Giants anticpate Stanton to decide whether or not to waive his no-trade clause by the end of the week.

Latest Mets News

Jim Callis and Jonathon Mayo of MLB.com make their predictions about who the Mets and other teams will pick in next June’s MLB Draft.

Latest MLB News 

The Boston Red Sox announced that Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis has been awarded the Tony Conigliaro Award.

Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors has the latest on Shohei Otani‘s negotiations.

Evan Grant reports the terms of the agreement between Mike Minor and the Texas Rangers.

Ken Rosenthal reports that Rafael Palmeiro is seriously contemplating making an MLB comeback at the age of 53.

Latest NL East News

Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post debates where A.J. Cole fits into the Nationals plans next season.

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com discusses how the Marlins could be one of the most active teams at the Winter Meetings next week.

The Atlanta Braves signed infielder Christian Colon to a minor-league deal.

Todd Zolecki of MLB.com discusses the Phillies plans to supplement their young players at the Winter Meetings.

Latest on MMO

Rob Piersall debates if Cesar Hernandez is a good fit for the Mets next season.

Piersall also discusses the impact a healthy Yoenis Cespedes could have next year.

He also wrote an MMO Free Agent Profile for Carlos Gonzalez.

Lastly, he conducted an MMO Roundtable about the confidence in the Mets front office.

This Day in Mets History

1977: The Mets purchased infielder Tom Foli from the San Francisco Giants.

Birthdays: Mike Baxter turns 33.

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I am a sophomore at SUNY Cortland majoring in Sport Management. I have been a big Mets fan since 2007 and David Wright has and always will be my favorite player. Also, I do a podcast with one of my friends called Mets on Campus which you can find on theredbeat.com. Follow me on Twitter @JoshFinkMets