Mets retain DeJean, lose Leiter, Hidalgo

NEW YORK – Al Leiter, Richard Hidalgo and Ricky Bottalico are now officially done as Mets. Mike DeJean will hang around. <P>
December 8, 2004

Mets go down to the wire with Hidalgo

NEW YORK – By the end of the day, the Mets will know whether Richard Hidalgo will be a part of their outfield for the 2005 season.
December 7, 2004

With Sosa over, Mets will turn elsewhere

The Mets' hunger for Sammy Sosa appears to be a thing of the past. <P> The team has moved away from negotiations to bring the 36-year-old slugger to New York, according to a source, a decision that was punctuated by discussions among club officials during this week's organizational retreat to Rye Brook, N.Y.
December 4, 2004

The U Files # 76: Hopping Hidalgo

The Mets have played surprisingly well this season on the strength of a probably overachieving pitching staff. However they remain limited by an offense that does more damage to the Shea faithful than to the opposition. An obvious target has been the cobbled-together right fielder Sharim Spencia. Recently it has been reported that the Mets have indeed upgraded the corner. (Free Preview of Premium Content)
June 18, 2004