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9 Games Applesauce - Omir probably starts for 2010 Mets, Murphy obsession, Valentine to BBTN

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No, it's not the offseason yet, and Applesauce hasn't changed to its expected light schedule yet. Just running a little late this morning/afternoon. Enjoy.

Meet the Mets

The New York Post is reporting that the Mets will likely start Omir Santos at catcher next year. Awesome.

New York Baseball Digest compares the Mets front office to Office Space. This is not that crazy a comparison.

Why are Met fans obsessed with Daniel Murphy

So much for Bobby Valentine managing the Mets next season. He will join the cast of Baseball Tonight.

The Mets' current manager understands simple math.

Check out this guy's sweet hat.

Around the NL East

Phillies' legend Lenny Dykstra was caught by a Japanese news show going to a pawn shop for some cash.

Bobby Cox will give the Braves one more year as manager, before moving to the front office. Larry will believe it when he sees it. Here's some speculation about who will replace him.

Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla is now the first second baseman to hit 30 home runs in 3 straight seasons.

The Nationals came back to beat the Dodgers and stave off their 100th loss, for now.

Brad Lidge blew another save and the Phillies lost.

Around MLB

Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Cubs are likely to settle up Milton Bradley's contract then try and move him.

The Royals are using quotes from Mariners' manager Don Wakamatsu (who manages Felix Hernandez) to push Zack Greinke's Cy Young candidacy.

Jeff Francoeur's favorite pitcher, Jason Marquis, has struggled so much that he might be left off the Rockies' postseason roster.

Much has been made of the Yankees' infield potentially being the best of all time. Rays Index takes exception to that; the Yankees don't even have the best infield in the AL East.