Matt Stairs is in the best shape of his life

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No, really:

Matt Stairs still hoping to land a job at age 41, has dropped 31 pounds this
winter, reports ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick. Stairs has gone from 230
pounds to 199 — the lightest he’s been in about 15 years. Stairs lost the weight on the Nutrisystem program.

It’s a pretty sad comment that Charlie Manuel’s, Geovany Soto‘s and Matt Stairs’ waistlines are making me feel bad about my physical condition.  In fact, it’s enough to make me want to get back into the habit of going to the gym.

My gym is still open, isn’t it?

Report: Mets have discussed a Matt Harvey trade with at least two teams

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Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets have discussed a trade involving starter Matt Harvey with at least two teams. Apparently, the Mets were even willing to move Harvey for a reliever.

The Mets tendered Harvey a contract on December 1. He’s entering his third and final year of arbitration eligibility and will likely see a slight bump from last season’s salary of $5.125 million. As a result, there was some thought going into late November that the Mets would non-tender Harvey.

Harvey, 28, made 18 starts and one relief appearance last year and had horrendous results. He put up a 6.70 ERA with a 67/47 K/BB ratio in 92 2/3 innings. Between his performance, his impending free agency, and his injury history, the Mets aren’t likely to get much back in return for Harvey. Even expecting a reliever in return may be too lofty.

Along with bullpen help, the Mets also need help at second base, first base, and the outfield. They don’t have many resources with which to address those needs. Ackert described the Mets’ resources as “a very limited stash of prospects” and “limited payroll space.”