Some more links to digest on a great day for baseball around most of the country…
- Mets manager Jerry Manuel suggested Saturday that he'd like to see his club go after a reliable starter this offseason. "You can always use pitching," said the skipper. (Quote courtesy of Anthony McCarron with the New York Daily News). There should be a decent market for starters this winter. And for even more on the Mets, check out MLBTR's Offseason Outlook.
- In the same article, Manuel mentions that he's been impressed with Jeff Francoeur, who is "playing hard with nothing to really go for." The 25-year-old outfielder is batting .315/.341/.487 since arriving in New York and is under team control until 2012. "He's been a welcome addition," Manuel added. "He should be a good piece moving forward."
- Matthew Pouliot of NBC Sports continues his series on the 2010 free agent class. He's ranking the 111 best available players with semi-daily columns. Here's his take on Nos. 111-91. If you haven't already bookmarked Circling The Bases, or added it to your RSS feed, you're missing out on a host of good content.