By Sam Bush

The Mets continue to pursue free agent outfielder George Springer despite reported heavy interest from the Toronto Blue Jays.

And the buzz in New York is that  their  interest in free agent catcher James McCann is higher than J.T. Realmuto.

With Sandy Alderson running baseball operations, the Mets are not waiting until they hire a general manager to c onduct offseason business. Alderson and his lieutenants are busy talking to agents and other teams.

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Of course, free agent pitcher Trevor Bauer is also on the Mets’ radar, although there are mixed indications in the industry regarding how serious the mutual interest is.

It is worth remembering that free agency is a fluid process. If Springer chooses another team, the Mets could pivot to be more aggressive on another front. But this is the state of the team’s pursuits as of this moment.