With fans talking one another off the proverbial ledge, the Mets finally struck oil on the third day of the winter meetings. Here were the biggest stories of the day:
- The Mets signed 40 year old Bartolo Colon to a 2 year/$20 million dollar deal (HERE). Coming off of an 18-6 year with the Athletics in which he posted a 2.65 ERA, he will serve as the innings eater the Mets set out to find this winter.
- The market for Ike Davis was given a midday boost when the Marlins signed Corey Hart (HERE), and then almost immediately traded for Logan Morrison. As a result, the Brewers, Rays and Pirates remain in the market for a first baseman (HERE).
- The Mets met with Scott Boras, the agent for Stephen Drew (HERE), who is reportedly seeking a two year deal worth between $25 and $30 million dollars (HERE).
- Daniel Murphy is now unlikely to be traded (HERE).