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Simmons may now be off the market, but free agent Ben Zobrist is still available. The Mets have been one of several teams to check in with the infielder's agent.
Although he began the postseason as New York's starting shortstop, the club might not tender a contract to Ruben Tejada this winter. If that is the case, we could see Matt Reynolds compete with Wilmer Flores for playing time in 2016.
It's going to be tough for the Mets to make any additions to the team before they hear back from Daniel Murphy regarding the qualifying offer.
Recent misfortune in St. Louis should serve as an example to the Mets that you can never have too much starting pitching.
Around the National League East
Since Simmons is still young and controllable in addition to being the best defensive shortstop in baseball, it's worth asking what the Braves were thinking.
Federal Baseball wonders if Jonathan Papelbon and Drew Storen will both be on Washington's roster at the start of next season.
Around the majors
MLB announced the Silver Slugger Award winners last night. The Mets don't have any of those guys on their team, but they do have the 25 guys who won the NL pennant.
It looks like Houston's Colby Ramus will become the first ever player to accept a qualifying offer later today.
FanGraph's fan experience poll shows that Mets fans had a very good time with baseball in 2015.
Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue
Milo Taibi wrote a free agent profile on Joba Chamberlain.
Steve Schrieber reviewed the 2015 campaign of Curtis Granderson.
This date in Mets history
In 1958, New York mayor Robert Wagner and attorney William A. Shea announced plans to start a third major baseball league. Those plans never came to fruition, but they did lead to expansion of the existing major leagues, which in turn led to the birth of the Mets.