The question continues to remain if the Braves will even offer Glavine a contract before the beginning of the winter meetings Monday, an unofficial deadline of sorts for Glavine, who told the Mets that he did not want to hold up their pursuit of other pitching options.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday that Glavine has not spoken with the Braves since Tuesday. The newspaper also noted that the Mets are believed to be prepared to offer Glavine a two-year deal worth at least $22 million to stay.
Hernandez, meanwhile, is approaching a deal with the Cleveland Indians, which is likely to be held back until after the arbitration deadline to avoid giving the Mets a draft pick.
Right-hander Guillermo Mota, who was hit with a 50-game suspension after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances, could garner an arbitration offer.
Carter managed the St. Lucie Mets to a Florida State League title in 2006 and has been consistent in his hopes for a major league managing job, although a perceived lack of experience has hurt him in several pursuits. Johnson spent the season as the hitting coach under Oberkfell at Triple-A Norfolk of the International League.
The vacancy stems from the departure of Manny Acta, who left the Mets to accept the Washington Nationals' managerial job in November.