The Mets closed out Thanksgiving weekend by giving their fans something to be thankful for. For the second year in a row the Mets have landed the most sought after free agent on the market. Last year it was Pedro Martinez and Carlos Beltran. This year it’s Billy Wagner. The team will hold a press conference at 3 pm today to announce the signing of the lefty closer.
This is a very good development indeed but Omar Minaya cannot afford to stop now. There are still openings at catcher, right field and second base to fill. Both Bengie Molina and Ramon Hernandez have offers on the table to fill the catching vacancy. (I heard that Minaya prefers Hernandez.) There are all kinds of reports that Red Sox outfielder Manny RamÃrez could be acquired for the outfield spot but I’ll believe it when I see it. As for second base there have been some rumors but nothing strong enough to comment on.
The winter meetings are next week so some of these issues could be dealt with then. Stay tuned and enjoy the press conference at 3.