* Today at 5 is the deadline to submit bids for the next Hideki Irabu.
* Mets and Glavine still talking. The deadline for Glavine to pick up his option is Nov. 10. The deadline to file is Nov. 11. Teams and free-agents can start talking money Nov. 12. Some time around then this should get sorted out. Then a press conference at Shea. Maybe the first of many.
* They are still talking with reliever Chad Bradford and they also want Orlando Hernandez back.
* Second base is a hole and the options are incumbent Jose Valentin, plus Mark Loretta, Julio Lugo and Adam Kennedy.
* Willie Randolph’s contract is also being discussed.