Scout Premium Content

Free agents hit the open market

Jose Valentin may return as a starting player.

Sunday marks the first day that free agents can begin to negotiate with new teams, and while the Mets have made progress with a number of their own, all 14 players will be available on the open market this winter.

While the Mets' main priority remains re-signing left-hander Tom Glavine, stabilizing a pitching rotation that is prepared to go into 2007 without counting heavily on the injured Pedro Martinez, there are other issues of importance. New York has negotiated with the agents for right-handers Chad Bradford and Orlando Hernandez, although their respective situations continue to remain unsettled... Recommended Stories