New York Notes: Yankees, Mets, Wells, Rivera

Earlier today, MLBTR readers were fairly split on what the Yankees should look to do next.  About 32% of you said that the Bombers should just work with what they have, nearly 28% want to see the Yanks to land an infielder and an outfielder, and 26% say that GM Brian Cashman should pursue either a first or third baseman.  Here's more on what the Yankees may (or may not) do before Opening Day and some items on the Mets..

  • The Mariners probably won't make someone truly intriguing such as Kyle Seager or Michael Saunders available for the Yankees, but Casper Wells could be in play, writes Joel Sherman of the New York Post.  The 28-year-old is out of options, might not have a roster spot and showed that he can hit well against lefties last season.
  • Over the past several months, the Mets have quietly made a series of promotions in the front office, writes Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.  Dick Scott, who worked with J.P. Ricciardi in Toronto, is now director of player development. Adam Fisher, who is a holdover from the Omar Minaya era was promoted from manager of baseball operations to director of baseball operations.  Former assistant director of minor league operations Jon Miller also earned a promotion, moving up to director of minor league operations.
  • Buster Olney of ESPN.com (Insider sub. req'd) reflected on the career of Mariano Rivera and his importance to the Yankees franchise over the years.  The legendary closer has decided that he will call it a career after the 2013 season.

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