Mets morning briefing 7.24.11

Justin Turner and Carlos Beltran both reached base four times and David Wright drove in two runs for a second straight night since returning from the DL, but the Mets lost to the Marlins, 8-5, on Saturday.

Sunday's news reports:

• Late-night tweets from David Lennon of Newsday and David Waldstein of the Times suggest the San Francisco Giants may be Beltran's landing spot.

Wrote Lennon: Increasing chatter around #Mets suggests Beltran may be headed to #Giants. SF fits Beltran's criteria, so good match.

Wrote Waldstein: Some Mets people believe Beltran going to San Francisco. Makes sense; well see.

ESPN's Buster Olney does not believe a deal is imminent with San Francisco, although he does not discount the Giants being the ultimate landing spot. Olney also lists Atlanta, Texas, Philadelphia and Boston as contenders, but calls the Red Sox a "long shot."

• With Beltran close to being an ex-Met, Anthony McCarron of the Daily News speaks with other prominent major leaguers, including Mark Teixeira, about the period when a deal is consumated. Writes McCarron:

Mark Teixeira can still remember the adrenaline spike as he arrived, mid-game, in Atlanta after being traded to the Braves by Texas four summers ago. Teixeira had been told he wasn't in the lineup that night, but clubhouse workers were running toward him yelling, "Get ready!" "I said, 'What do you mean?'" Teixeira recalls. "They said, 'You're active!' Talk about stressful. I got my equipment and got ready real quick, but we hit a couple home runs, so I didn't end up playing that first night. But if it had been a close game, I would've pinch-hit and I would've either struck out or hit a 700-foot home run, because the adrenaline in my body was incredible."

Johan Santana plans to throw a bullpen session Sunday for Mets staff before the Mets-Marlins game, then advance to a minor league rehab game Wednesday assuming all goes well. Read more in Newsday, the Record, Star-Ledger, Daily News, Times and Post.

• Read game stories in the Times, Star-Ledger, Newsday, Post and Daily News.

• The Post's Kevin Kernan covers Roberto Alomar's Hall of Fame induction.

BIRTHDAY: Jeff Kaiser, who made six relief appearances for the Mets in 1993 after being claimed off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds, was born on this date in 1960.