Meet the Mets
The Mets were actually pretty busy yesterday, signing two guys and having discussions about moving their star center fielder who probably can't play center field anymore. You probably should pay attention to these two signings because they may be the biggest offseason moves for this team for the next two years. This is not a bad thing.
It's not a bad thing, particularly when the ownership's financial future is quite murky thanks to even more legal troubles from the Bernie Madoff scandal.
Anyway, there is still an opening where there used to be a hitting coach and it looks like the three finalists are Don Long, Dave Hudgens, and Andy Van Slyke. As far as the first base coach job goes, Adam Rubin shot down Moises Alou's candidacy.
In case you've lost track of the Met rumors floating around so far, Ted Berg is here to remind you.
Patrick Flood defends Fernando Martinez by comparing our attitude towards him for our attitude towards Cory Vaughn, who is also 21.
Toby Hyde talks to Ted Berg on SNY about the organization's new minor league philosophy.
And, finally, Cliff Floyd appears to be the victim of a group of shady New Jersey investors.
Derek Jeter may have re-upped with the Yankees, but he definitely did not play very nice during his press conference announcing the news.
The Phillies are looking at George Sherrill, Dennys Reyes, and Pedro Feliciano as pieces to add to their bullpen. They continue to show interest in Jeff Francoeur, who is a favorite of Charlie Manuel's.
JC Bradbury argues that Washington did not do too terribly with their Jayson Werth contract.
Justin Upton is no longer on the trading block.
Mark Prior is choosing between the Rangers and the Yankees.
And, finally, the perfect Hanukkah present for the statistically inclined.