(Darren Oliver — no, I didn’t know he was still alive, either — shown being attacked by bees).

Mets GM Omar Minaya, perhaps stung by Harris Bloom’s prediction that Julian Tavares would get a 3 year, $15 million contract, is reportedly considering signing Darren Oliver to a minor league deal.

The New York Post’s George King writes that in the likely event the Mets find no takers for Kaz Matsui, the club might make an offer to 2B Tony Graffanino. I doubt many will share my opinion, but I suspect the Mets would be better off sticking with Matsui…just as long as they replace the natural grass with astro-turf.