The least you should know from Wednesday’s Hot Stove, pres. by Citi

The Mets and free-agent OF Curtis Granderson are in intense talks about a three- or four-year deal that could be worth around $17 million a season, according to a combination of reports.

The Mets, and other teams, will send scouts to see SS Erisbel Arruebarruena, who recently defected from Cuba (Martino).

The A’s are more likely to trade OF Yoenis Cespedes next summer than this off-season.

It’s becoming more unlikely the Yankees and Red Sox will sign free-agent OF Carlos Beltran (Heyman).

The Mariners have topped the Yankees current offer for free-agent 2B Robinson Cano (McCarron).