Mets looking to low-end free agents and trades

Sandy Alderson is trying to acquire a catcher who, “at the very least,” can split time with C Josh Thole next season, “if not take the starting job outright,” Mike Puma writes in the New York Post.

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

The Mets aren’t going to go after A.J. Pierzynski or Mike Napoli, or any other catcher  that will cost them more than a one-year deal, I believe.

As such, Puma mentions Jesus FloresKelly Shoppach and Miguel Olivo, as well as Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia and Red Sox C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, as players that will likely interest the Mets… and, I think that’s probably right.

The Mets would be nuts to trade one of R.A. Dickey or Jon Niese in a deal for Arencibia or Saltalamacchia, unless they’re simply part of what would be a larger, more significant deal.