Well, it's not Cliff Lee or Carl Crawford, but the Mets provided a ripple of news this afternoon when Terry Collins revealed that Andy Van Slyke is interviewing here for the job of hitting coach.
"We were together in Pittsburgh," Collins said. "Then I know Andy as a player, I knew him as a coach when he was with the Tigers. I know he's a real, real bright guy and played the game right, studied the game. So I wanted to talk to him about this job."
Collins said that Van Slyke was sought out frequently for hitting advice during his time as a first-base coach with the Tigers as well as a player with the PIrates.