With Jeff Wilpon assuring fans that the Mets will be spending money this off-season, it’s time for the rumor mill of big names to start to spin.
First up: Matt Holliday.
Jon Heyman says that he believes the Mets are leaning toward Holliday over another free-agent-to-be, (and ex-Met farmhand) Jason Bay.
Holliday, who was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals earlier this season, went 1-4 with two strikeouts last night.
He hit .313 / .394 / .515 with 24 home runs and 109 RBI between Oakland and St. Louis in 2009.