The Mets will welcome their crosstown rivals to CitiField this weekend, so here are some links to peruse before game time…
- After winning six of their last eight games and 14 of their last 23, Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports says the team's firesale has been put on hold. Morosi still expects them to move some veterans, but perhaps not for another few weeks.
- Mark DeCambre of The New York Post reports that talks with David Einhorn over the purchase of a minority stake in the team are still ongoing even though the two sides were expected to wrap things up by June 30th. Einhorn agreed to purchase about 33% of the team for $200MM, and talks are being described as "exclusive" and "positive."
- Kevin Kernan of The New York Post says the Mets should make a run at CC Sabathia this offseason, assuming he opts out of his contract with the Yankees. Even if they fail to sign him, Kernan says it will send a positive message to the fanbase.