Despite the best (such as it is) efforts of the likes of Joel Sherman and Bob Klapisch, Mets GM Sandy Alderson is not going to take their ideas to improve the team seriously. The Mets are better for it.
Jason Collins and Michael Sam are trailblazers, but they’re not the star-level player who will truly be a case study as to how an openly gay athlete will fare when he comes out in one of the major sports.
The Orioles and GM Dan Duquette were under siege after the botched (or nullified) deal for Grant Balfour. Now they’ve signed two useful players in Ubaldo Jimenez and Nelson Cruz at fractions of what they were asking for earlier in the winter. Spring training signings are the new market inefficiency.