Buzz: The Mets are Up to Something

Updated at 1:05 pm:

During the opening monologue of his show, which you can listen to at WFAN.com, Mike Francesa said, “I promised you some Mets news, and I will deliver,” later in the show.

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I still have no idea what Mike Francesa is talking about when he says he’ll have a ‘major, major update,’ on the Mets, during his show today on WFAN at 1 pm.

That said, in my conversations with people close to the team, I believe they might be getting close to an acquisition or two, and they are ‘hoping’ to make news at some point soon after the New Year.

Additionally, people close to free-agent OF Jason Bay say he is close to accepting a four-year contract, worth roughly $16.5 million per season, though they’re not being clear with whom he intends to sign.

Of course, those numbers do sound a lot like the contract reportedly offered to him from the Mets.  Or, perhaps some other team got in the mix?  Though, I can’t believe the Mets would let $250,000 per season get in the way of beating a competing offer, assuming Bay is their primary target.   Or, maybe the Mets quietly moved on, and plan to sign someone else?  Who knows?

Nevertheless, it seems like something is brewing.