Soto, Loney Off the Table

Minutes after filing the Mets Fan Window Shopping: Catcher story, the Rangers and Geovany Soto agreed to terms on a one-year deal. So much for that. The only catcher under 30 left on the market is Jesus Flores; I say sign him and A.J. Pierzynski and call it a day. Your thoughts?

Not long after, the Rays announced the signing of James Loney. Yawn.

In other news, Jason Isringhausen is reportedly considering another year — he says there’s a “70% chance” he’ll return, whatever that means.

Additionally, Brad Lidge has retired, so scratch him off of your Christmas wish list.

That’s it for the moment. If you hear any major news, please feel free to post it in the comments.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.