Well, that took long enough. The New York Mets have signed P Kris Benson to a three year deal worth $22.5 million, ensuring the team will have something to show for the trade of Ty Wigginton, as well as making sure that Anna Benson has many more Howard Stern appearances lined up.

John Franco insists that several teams are interested in him. Given the (ex) Captain’s mob connections, I can’t imagine there’s a GM in baseball with the guts to refuse Franco’s phone calls.