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 email@example.com.
It was hardly a surprise Carlos Delgado and Brian Schneider filed for free agency yesterday, the first day of the 15-day filing period that began yesterday.
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.