The World Series is starting, and the offseason is young.  But despite the fact that the Mets didn’t play baseball this October, there’s still plenty to talk about.

And the Blogs are talking:

  • Mack’s Mets has an early preview of the 2012 draft.
  • Patrick Flood illustrates the risks of signing pitchers to long-term contracts.
  • Mets360 crunches some numbers and finds the Mets’ 2012 payroll may not be as limiting as it seems.
  • Metstradamus wants you to decide who’s more hatable: Tony Bernazard or Yadier Molina?
  • The Happy Recap Sunday radio show featured special guest, Ted Berg from SNY.
  • LoHud Mets examines the trade that sent Nelson Cruz away from the Mets.  That’s right: the 2011 ALCS MVP was once in the Mets’ organization.

The offseason is just getting warmed up, and so is Mets Today.

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  1. Walnutz15 October 18, 2011 at 10:22 am
    Yes, let’s continue to harp on the fact that Nelson Cruz was a member of the Mets organization a decade ago.


  2. MikeT October 18, 2011 at 10:46 am
    I think Patrick Flood’s research is pretty strong evidence that there is no chance the Mets build a winner any way other than building a strong pitching staff from within. Which means there is no way they will win until they develop an ace or two and supplement their staff with veterans on short term deals. That is the recipe for success.
    • izzy October 18, 2011 at 3:05 pm
      There’s risk in everything and anything. The 5 times in a row NL East Champions sure didn’t listen to this risk baloney. Cole Hamel and 4 long term contracts sure did pretty well. The 90’s Mets banked it all on those sure fire kids. How’d that work out. How many “experts” told us about this great rookie Nova the Yanks had? None. Every scenario can fail. Its a lot of luck and the ability to move on from the mistakes and failures rather than sit on them for too long.
  3. Dean Collins October 18, 2011 at 11:02 am
    lol its the offseason…sulk in the shame of an early season ender like non champions should be doing.

    there is no cheer until 2012, have a great winter and see you then but give it a rest for now.

  4. Joe October 19, 2011 at 1:29 pm
    NYT had a good article on Dotel

    I have sorta wondered about pitching him you know when too. Well, spilled milk and all that.