"The Jury," where did you see this Peter Gammons report? On TV? On the internet? If this is true, again, who is the probable replacement as the Mets' closer - Strickland, Stanton, Lloyd, (Franco?!), someone from the minors?
It was on TV, but the latest I have from my uncle (in Metro New York) is that the Mets new GM told reporters that Benitez is being shopped around and that they prefer the Giants' offer over the Red Sox offer, so basically the Giants outbid the Sox. I'll keep updating if I get any more info from Gammons or my insider uncle.
The odds of the AL MVP coming from the American League are looking pretty good.