That list ESPNNewYork.com posted Thursday regarding available righty-hitting free agents? Well, the Mets are working off a very similar list, according to one person briefed on the organization's plans.
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But a second team insider now also has insisted the Mets likely will spend for one quality outfielder. The source said don't even rule out a return of Angel Pagan to Flushing, although the person cautioned it's waaaaaay to early to speculate on that. There's no direction yet for how high the market will get for Pagan.
"I don't think any of them are out of the question just yet," an organization source said.
A major league source said the Mets also have compiled a list of other teams' backup catchers, with former Mets farmhand Jesus Flores of the Nats and Martin Maldonado of the Brewers being eyed by the Mets.
The non-tender deadline is midnight tonight, meaning more names will shake loose as free agents at both positions.
Two team insiders this week have now told ESPNNewYork.com it's likely the Mets achieve their needs through free agency rather than trades.