Giant Signing Applesauce - Mets snag Chris Young, small roster tweaks, Collins wants to roll


I'm back and, despite all the football talk, there's plenty to catch up on in Met world. For one thing, the Mets have added another pitcher recovering from major arm troubles, this time he's the incredibly tall Chris Young. The offseason moves have all complied with the roster tinkering philosophy that we all expected after the hiring of the new management.

 

While the new management team has given off some really intelligent vibes, some people like Joe Janish are less than thrilled with the this intellectual outlook. 

Meanwhile, the new Met manager Terry Collins plans to loosen the clubhouse up a little bit by instituting team bowling matches. Collins, however, seems likely to just be a stopgap measure for the club's manager-in-waiting in the minors, HODGES.

There are a lot of Met losses on Hardball Times' list of the 15 worst ever endings to regular season games.

Toby Hyde cautions that Brad Emaus's minor league statistics may be the beneficiaries of the Las Vegas offensive boost.

Patrick Flood places Bobby Jones at #45 on his top 50 list.

 

The Nationals made some news over the last couple days, trading for Tom Gorzelanny, signing Alex Cora, avoiding arbitration with John Lannan, and reporting positive recovery news for Stephen Strasburg.

Cincinnati has reworked their deal with star first baseman Joey Votto, getting him for another three years at a ridiculously cheap rate.

New Yankee catcher Russell Martin blames only his poor work ethic for his recent performance drop.

Astros first rounder Delino DeShields Jr. picked up a DUI.

And, finally, Biz of Baseball explains how mini-plans have allowed teams to make money in the world of declining season ticket sales.

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