A slow weekend means abbreviated Applesauce.
Meet the Mets
Johan Santana made a trip home to Venezuela to hold his annual Cy Youngazo ("Great Cy Young") event, where he hands out Christmas presents and organizes baseball and soccer tournaments. A nice read on this Monday.
Aroldis Chapman will throw a side session for teams on Tuesday.
Jason Bay's agent says his client has moved on from the Red Sox and at least one team has offered more than four years to the slugging left fielder.
Metsmerized interviews Brian McRae, a good guy whose greatest contribution to the Mets was being traded for surprisingly productive Darryl Hamilton.
Around the NL East
Braves blogs Talking Chop and Capitol Avenue Club provide input on the Kelly Johnson non-tendering.
The Nationals brought back Scott Olsen after non-tendering him.
The Good Phight looks at some low-risk, high-reward free agent targets.
Brew Crew Ball links to some of the funnier Tweets about the Jason Kendall signing.
Garrett Atkins celebrated his 30th birthday on Saturday by being non-tendered. No word if the Rockies will offer him a membership to the Jelly-Of-The-Month Club as a parting gift.
McCovey Chronicles is incredulous about the possibility of the Giants signing Scott Podsednik. The first two paragraphs are gold.