The latest on the New York Mets:
- Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears that the Mets will definitely offer arbitration-eligible pitcher John Maine a contract.
- As Ben Shpigel of the New York Times points out, the Mets won't have to make concessions to Bengie Molina, even though he is one of the more appealing catchers available.
- Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker reports that the Mets asked to see the results of Hideki Matsui's physical. I guess this means they'd consider letting him play the outfield.