Now that Jeff Wilpon and Omar Minaya have come out and said that the Mets will be players for the best and brightest on the market this year, here is the Christmas list.
Here is a projection of the Type A Free Agents, thanks to MLBTradeRumors.com, which thanks blogger Eddie Bajek. They did the math that I couldn't figure out - usually left to the Elias Sports Bureau. Anyway, they did the work and put it together - it's not official, but it's a pretty good list.
I've gotten the feeling all year that the Mets will be seeking a handful of second-tier players rather than securing the big-money pieces. But Wilpon put himself on the record - and on the ledge - with his proclamations in recent letters to season-ticket holders and then from the podium at Citi Field Monday.
No one would argue that the likes of Jason Bay or Matt Holliday, John Lackey or (via trade) Roy Halliday would be perfect fits. I just get the vibe from the Mets that the more likely scenario will be depth being added.