As 2013 begins, the MLB offseason will start coming closer to an end with spring training set to begin in less than six weeks. The Mets were active in December and made a blockbuster trade with the Blue Jays that sent reigning NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, plus catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas to the Blue Jays in exchange for catchers Travis D'Arnaud and John Buck, as well as pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard and outfield prospect Wuilmer Becerra.
Despite this big trade, the Mets are the only team in all of baseball that has not given a major league contract to any free agent this offseason. They have reached some minor league deals, with Aaron Laffey being the most recent addition to the Mets organization.
Nonetheless, the Mets still have work to do in certain areas before spring training begins. Here are a few of the most notable rumors surrounding the Mets and whether they are likely to become a reality.