While Mets-related rumblings from the GM meetings in Dana Point, CA include alleged interest in Derek Lowe, Brian Fuentes and The World’s Scrappiest Human, a mainstay from the 2008 Not-So-Amazins finds himself in a war of words with WFAN’s Mike Francesca.

Denying a Francesca claim that Ryan Church “hated it here”, the oft-concussed rightfielder told MLB.com’s Marty Noble, “I say just [to] consider the source. I never said anything like that, never thought anything like that.”  As you might expect, the host of “Mike’d Up” took offense, and Newsday’s Jim Baumbach was listening intently :

œI have no issue with Church. He has denied what I said. I™ll say this, I know the guys who have listened to Church come out and sit on the bench and listen to Church moan and groan about this team and the clubhouse and the music in the clubhouse¦ OK, he keeps denying it. If he needs me to prove who said it I will. Because I don™t care enough about the Mets to make this stuff up about them. Why would I bother? I don™t care, to make this stuff up¦

œIf I say something its because someone I trust told me something¦ If he can™t face the music that™s Church™s problem¦ He™s not telling the truth.

Who’d have thought that Francesca had a pal inside Shea feeding him information?   Just a hunch, but I bet it’s not Carlos Beltran.