I’m now able to do polls. Please vote. You’ll find the poll on the right. Vote and post your comments here. Thanks.
My good friend Joe Janish, who operates Mets Today, has a new site on baseball instruction entitled On Baseball. If you have kids, or are a kid, this is something you should bookmark.
All the pertinent baseball categories are listed, from hitting to pitching to base running, and there will be tips from major league players and various features.
I hope you’ll take a look.
The World Series is over, so as promised I’ll be doing some things to improve the blog. I want to make it more visually appealing and also adding more in the terms of content.
As you see, today I was able to post a poll, of which there will be more of in the future. I’m also working on doing more writing and have more standard items, things you can expect to see on a regular basis.
I got some static during the World Series about writing on the Yankees. I want you to know during the Hot Stove season there might be posts that don’t always feature the Mets, but I will try to get a Met angle into the story.
There will also be an increase in links to other blogs, as well as links to other sites. Once a new feature is added I’ll have a post directing you to it.
I saw the numbers and they are improving. Considering I’m not affiliated with a media vehicle they are actually pretty decent. But, they can be better, which is why I won’t be complacent and try to improve as much as I can.
There is a core of followers to the blog, some from when I was working at that paper. Your input is always valuable. If you have suggestions and don’t want to post them, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much for your continued support.
Delgado, who missed most of the season with a hip injury, expects to play next season, but won’t be re-signed by the Mets. Schneider could return to Washington.
Ironically, Schneider is a veteran back-up catcher, something the Mets need, but they want one who could hit.
Both are Class B free agents, meaning should they be offered arbitration and decline, then sign with somebody else, the Mets would be rewarded a draft pick from the Sandwich Round, which is between the first and second rounds. It’s a moot point, because they won’t be offered arbitration in fear they accept.
First base next year will be Daniel Murphy and a right-handed bat they sign on the cheap. It could be Fernando Tatis, who is also a free agent.
The market for Matt Holliday will be expensive. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported the Cardinals are discussing a six-year, $96-million contract. If that’s the club’s starting point, you know it will only end up higher, especially with Scott Boras being his agent.
Holliday’s deal will end up north of $100 million, which I think is too rich for the Mets’ blood. That’s a lot of money, which could improve other areas of the team. As important as adding Holliday would be, the Mets could upgrade their pitching and add a lesser bat, which in the big picture would improve their situation.