Angels manager Mike Scioscia notches 1,000th victory

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With the Angels’ 6-5 victory over the Indians on Sunday, Mike Scioscia became the fifth active manager to reach 1,000 wins.

The up-to-the-minute list:

1. Tony La Russa – 2658-2308 – .535 winning percentage
2. Jim Leyland – 1510-1536 – .495
3. Dusty Baker – 1423-1300 – .523
4. Bruce Bochy – 1292-1316 – .495
5. Mike Scioscia – 1000-817 – .550
6. Terry Francona – 955-861 – .526
7. Buck Showalter – 930-875 – .515
8. Ron Gardenhire – 815-676 – .547
9. Charlie Manuel – 786-628 – .556
10. Jim Tracy – 737-707 – .510

Scioscia is the 56th manager in major league history to reach 1,000 victories and the 23rd to reach that total with a single team.

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.”