The hot stove should start heating up this week as we ramp up to the winter meetings, but until then...well here's some stuff about Chris Cannizzaro.
Meet the Mets
Greg Prince recounts the oddness that is the 1969 Topps Chris Cannizzaro card.
Yesterday at AA
Brock Mahan wrote about Kaz Matsui: Opening Day superstar, every-other-day below-average middle infielder.
Around the Majors
I have a soft spot for the Royals. I don't know whether it's due to their sweet uniforms, the fact that they have a waterfall in their stadium, or because for a while they made it seem like we didn't have the craziest GM in baseball, but in any case, I wish them well.
Over at Tom Tango's blog, the discussion turned to MLB scheduling. As usual, the comments are a must-read.
And finally, yes I know I'm not supposed to use K/9 and BB/9 anymore, but no more K/BB too? Come on Beyond the Boxscore, you're killing me?
And now, your Mets highlight of the day to get you through the long, cold winter:
And your non-baseball link of the day:
Mike Tanier covers a night in the life of the New York Jets. As much as I miss his old Walkthrough column at Football Outsiders, he's making up for it in volume over at Sports on Earth.