UPDATE: OK, maybe the Mets aren't "close" on Bay

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UPDATE: OK, people are now saying that the Lupica Twitter page
is fake.  This would crush my dreams, because the one thing I’ve always
wanted was instant access to Mike Lupica’s opinions.

3:54 P.M.  Mike Lupica tweets — a phrase I never thought I’d say — that the Mets are “close” with Jason Bay and that they may go as long as six years with him.

Remember this morning when I said that Omar was getting ready to overpay someone?  This is what I meant. And that was when they were only willing to go five years.

Report: Nationals sign reliever Brandon Kintzler to a two-year deal

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Both a Kinsler and a Kintzler made headlines at the Winter Meetings. After the Angels acquired second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Nationals have inked reliever Brandon Kintzler to a two-year contract, pending a physical.

Kintzler, 33, spent the latter half of his 2017 campaign with the Nationals after the Twins traded him. Between both clubs, he put up an aggregate 3.03 ERA with 29 saves and a 39/16 K/BB ratio in 71 1/3 innings.

Sean Doolittle will handle save situations for the Nationals. Kintzler and Ryan Madson will bridge the gap to him in the seventh and eighth innings.