Carlos Betran seems to be drawing interest at the winter Meetings. Seems that the Mets centerfielder might be easily dealt if lingering questions about his surgically repaired knee wasnt an issue. The Mets might not get a good load of players at this juncture for him but if he proves himself the Mets might get a good bounty for him at the trade deadline next year.
It is being reported that the Mets met with the agent of free agent and former Rockies pitcher Jeff Francis.
Look for an episode of Hot Stove tonight with Kevin B on SNY who will interview Mets Manager Terry Collins for the umpteenth time. Collins did comment to the Mets media following about Beltran and said "he spoke w/ Beltran for 40 minutes and CF vs RF decision will be made w/ Beltran input and it will be one or other, not switch"
Also the Mets will be interviewing former Pirate Andy Van Slyke for the hitting coach position. Others will follow as the Mets will probably interview 3 or 4 others.