Boston.com reports that the Mets have guaranteed a fourth year to Pedro Martinez and are on the verge of signing him. Cool. Also, the Newark Star-Ledger had an article today that the Red Sox offered Manny Ramirez to the Mets for Cliff Floyd, and then the Sox would use the saved $$ to sign Edgar Renteria and maybe Carlos Delgado. Martinez may be a risk, and 4 years may be too long -- and Ramirez may be way overpaid -- but there aren't a ton of superstars around, and Martinez and Ramirez both have huge upsides and the chance to really make the Mets competitive, so if they can pull those deals off, as a fan I'd be awfully excited. In fact, the closer the Mets can come to just switching teams with the Red Sox, the better. :) Pokey Reese? Sure. Dave Roberts? Why not? Gabe Kapler? Heck, yeah. Doug Mientkiewicz? Well, maybe.