We've had a full day to reflect on the signings of Chris Capuano and Taylor Buchholz. Generally positive reactions all around. Patrick Flood says that these are good risks, sort of like the Kelvim Escobar signing, except involving players who can pick up a pen. Capuano's former pitching coach, Rick Peterson, says the Mets got a good deal in signing the left hander. Oh, and perhaps most importantly, we learn that Capuano is a Segway user.
According to Buster Olney, the Mets aren't done with pursuing injured pitchers, having made a $1 million offer to Chris Young.
Project Prospect has some kind words up on Reese Havens who they rank as the second best sleeper hitter in the minor leagues. Now all he has to do is stay healthy...
Beyond the Box Score puts David Wright's streakiness into pretty graph format. Turns out he's getting streakier.
Citi Field is helping to lower the average age of MLB stadia (thank you to the garbage cans outside Shea Stadium for the grammar lesson).
Bill Buckner is returning to coaching, heading up the Brockton Rox in the independent Can-Am League. Buckner was formerly the Chicago White Sox hitting coach in 1996 and 1997.
Some signings to pass along in the division. Adam LaRoche finalized a two year/$16 million deal with Washington. Dan Uggla is now the highest paid second baseman in baseball, signing a five year extension with the Braves worth $62 million.
The Cubs apparently are close to acquiring the Rays' Matt Garza.
The Mariners may go with a rotating broadcasting booth while trying to replace legendary broadcaster Dave Niehaus. Sounds kind of like closer by committee.
And, finally, George Steinbrenner doing an interview with Billy Crystal's Lorenzo.