Mets Talk Squashed

Recent rumors of Major League Baseball’s New York Mets getting neighborly with the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders have been refuted.

AOL’s Fanhouse website reported June 14 that the Mets had hired Jones Lang LaSalle – the firm currently renovating Madison Square Garden – to conduct a feasibility study for a new Islanders arena near the Mets’ Citi Field.

Just a day later, a source reportedly close to the matter told the New York Daily News the team is not working with the firm.