Hidalgo seems to love playing in NY. At least that is the public image he has presented so far. But although his hot start is nice for us, if he won't come down to around $10M I think the Mets cut him loose and look elsewhere.
As far as the Kendall rumors that have been floating around, I don't know. There seems to be an inkling of truth to them because they have been appearing all over the place. Plus the Mets already said no to trading Wright and yet Pittsburgh and New York are still in negotiations so it makes you wonder what the snag is.
If Pittsburgh wants to use the Benson trade as a salary dump to rid themselves of Kendall's contract I think the Mets would have to pick up a far larger piece than 1/3. It could be interesting but I really have my doubts about this rumor.