Time to start focusing on things I have no control over but actually do care about - like baseball.
Anyway, it's post season awards time of year. Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez won "Comeback Player of the Year". There is a joke to be had there but ... too soon.
The 2016 Silver Slugger Awards
have been given out. And, before anyone brings it up: yes, I realize that Murphy won one. Well deserved, too. He had an amazing year. Cespedes won one as well so that's probably going to be 2 former Mets who won SS awards in 2016.
The Hot Stove rumors are heating up too. Names that are getting kicked around as trade bait include Charlie Blackmon from the Rockies, Puig from the Dodgers (I'll be shocked if this doesn't happen), and Braun from the Brewers. There has been a rumor that a deal of Puig for Braun was already agreed prior to the end of the season but nothing has happened yet. And, rumors are very often just that .. rumors and have no validity. But, I bet both those guys are traded and I can't imagine Puig is with the Dodgers at the start of spring training. Braun could be a midseason move, though. This
article lays out a bunch of players that can be on the move this off season.
Anyway, I'm on the Cespedes contract watch and that's going to consume me until probably January. I really don't think he's coming back to the Mets, but I'm keeping a vigil and hoping that he does. If it doesn't, I blame the Cubs. I knew them winning was going to cause the universe to unravel!