Meet the Mets
Jose Reyes goes back under the knife today. Mets Police doesn't appear to be too optimistic.
Metstradamus is shooting for a Nobel prize by bridging the gap between stat geeks and scout types. He starts by defending Jeff Francoeur. Good luck with that.
Peter Gammons claimed yesterday that Jeff Wilpon was the actual GM of the Mets and Omar is just a figurehead. I expect this to become more of a stir tomorrow when more people start thinking about the consequences of this being true.
Tim Teufel will most likely be moved to Double-A, Wally Backman will most likely be managing in the lower levels, and Manny Acta might be back as third base coach. I'd say that's a net positive overall.
Here are things that you might not have known about John Olerud.
Around the NL East
It's nearly unanimous at the Philadelphia Daily News: The Phillies are going to the World Series! The Daily News does have a good article on what the Wolf Pack will be doing during this NLCS.
The Phillies are the only team in baseball that doesn't employ statistical analysis. That must be why they are just loaded with grission.
Tim Hudson says not so fast to free agency.
Rick Peterson (in the news AGAIN) would be intrigued by the Marlins pitching coach gig.
Billy Wagner's retirement was news to his agent who says Wagner will return.
Rob Neyer talks about Bob Brenly's absence from a lot of the managerial candidate lists.
Jack Moore talks Nick Punto and Minnesota's ability to be consistently good.