Least You Should Know from Tuesday’s Hot Stove, presented by Citi

It was a landmark day in MLB, which saw a frenzy of moves a week before the Winter Meetings in Orlando…

The Yankees signed OF Jacoby Ellsbury and 2B Kelly Johnson; the Rockies signed Justin Morneau; the Red Sox signed C A.J. Pierzynski; the Phillies traded for RHP Brad Lincoln and signed C Wil Nieves; the Marlins signed Jarrod Saltalamacchia; the Tigers signed closer Joe Nathan; the Rays acquired C Ryan Hanigan from the Reds and Heath Bell from Arizona; the A’s sent OF Seth Smith to the Padres for reliever Luke Gregerson; and the Rockies traded outfielder Dexter Fowler to the Astros…

Meanwhile, the Mets met with Curtis Granderson, ate salmon, and, though nothing is imminent, he is a real possibility for the Mets, according to a person with knowledge of the team’s thinking (Martino).

The Mets remain hopeful they can still be in on Robinson Cano (Martino).

Lastly, 43 new free agents joined the open market after being non-tendered Monday, including catcher J.P. Arencibia, 2B Chris Getz, OF Chris Coghlan, OF Xavier Paul, and relievers Wesley Wright and Ryan Webb.