The Palm Beach Post’s Joe Capozzi — sure to strain his typing hands what with all of the intense salary dumping taking place in Miami, reports the Mets and Marlins have had “extensive” talks concerning 2B Luis Castillo over the past two weeks.

Castillo, scheduled to make $5 million in 2006, would be a considerable upgrade over the platoon of Miguel Cairo and Kaz Matsui, the latter making his way onto Bill Madden’s Top Ten Turkeys of 2005 in today’s New York Daily News.

Mets 2B Aaron Baldiris, 27, was 3 for 4 with a double yesterday for Magallanes of the Venezuelan Winter League.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s T.R. Sullivan claims the Mets might be interested in Tigers C Ivan Rodriguez, to which I can only hope his sources are full of shit.

Catbird In The Nosebleed Seats’ Jeff Kallman has a nice story to remember Mike Cameron by that has nothing to do with trade requests, facial surgery or a guy trying to scam painkillers. is claiming that San Francisco have offered free agent SP Matt Morris a three year deal for approximately $24 million.