With the Mets mired in another losing season, it's hard to see how it gets better.
Pedro Martinez's return to Shea Stadium was a huge success.
The new-look All-Star Game has 11 first-time starters and four from the World Series champion Red Sox.
Carlos Beltran and the New York Mets agreed Sunday to try to structure a $119 million, seven-year contract, a lawyer involved in the negotiations told The Associated Press on Sunday.
The New York Mets, invigorated by the signing of Pedro Martinez, are making another aggressive push at a highly-prized free agent, All-Star center fielder Carlos Beltran.
It was a good year to be a free agent starter, many of whom landed premium contracts at the winter meetings.