Enjoy your holiday everyone.
Meet the Mets
Ken Davidoff gives us an update on the Mets' offseason to date and goals for the future. Two scary things to note in the article. One: the Mets point to the Francisco Rodriguez contract negotiations as their ideal. Two, Bengie Molina is the free agent who intrigues the Mets the most.
The Mets introduced new uniforms. And there was much rejoicing.
Around the NL East
The Phillies came to terms with utility player Juan Castro.
Former Marlins/Nationals/Expos/Yankee first baseman Nick Johnson is getting a lot of attention so far this offseason. When he did play for the Marlins this year, he racked up an OBP over .470.
In what proved to be an even surer thing than the AL voting, the NL MVP award went to Albert Pujols. Joe Posnanski writes that Pujols is ALREADY a Hall of Famer. He also looks at David Wright as getting there some day.
A-Rod's ex-wife Cynthia has a new man in her life who apparently is not as good looking as Alex.