The Mets expect Wally Backman to return as manager of Triple-A Las Vegas in 2014, since no team has contacted them about interviewing him to be their manager.
SS Jhonny Peralta wants to re-sign with the Tigers, even if it means playing left field. However, the Tigers are not likely to bring him back.
The Red Sox may be interested in offering Jacoby Ellsbury a five- or six-year deal to keep him in Boston.
The Astros may make a run at Shin-Soo Choo, despite their financial limitations.
Lastly, it was reported Friday that the Mets are close to a deal with WOR to be home to their radio broadcast for 2014.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
The morale of the above story, as it pertains to the hot stove, is that Sandy Alderson will have options. He’s going to have opportunities to improve his roster, there is no question about it. Now, to what extent and how far he wants to go, be it large contracts or trading prospects, remains to be seen. But, he will have options to pursue and leverage against one another, which should make for an interest next couple of months.