Following Manny Acta’s hiring in DC, there’s a whole bunch of openings in the Mets organization that Gary Carter might be able to choose from, writes the Palm Beach Post’s Eric “Don’t Call Me Kembra” Pfahler (link taken from Baseball Think Factory)

Gary Carter said he is one of three internal candidates interviewing for the New York Mets’ third-base coaching job.

The other two candidates include Ken Oberkfell, who last year managed the Triple-A Norfolk Tides, and Hobe Sound resident Howard Johnson, who was the Tides’ hitting coach.

Carter said he has been offered a job managing the Mets’ Double-A team in Binghamton, N.Y., but the Eastern League is not tempting.

“I think (the pay) would be actually less if I went there because of the tax implications,” Carter said of the New York income tax rate. “And, really, to be honest with you, I just don’t know if my body can hold up to those bus rides ” nine, 10 hours.”

Carter said he might consider coming back as the St. Lucie manager, but he could be promoted to the Triple-A manager if Oberkfell is named the major-league team’s third-base coach.

Metsblog’s Matthew Cerrone floats a rumor the Braves have offered Tom Glavine a one year deal worth $8 million. Considering Glavine’s performance over the last season and a half, along with recent tremors in the marketplace, it sounds like Atlanta are expecting the pitcher to honor one heck of a hometown discount. Given what it would cost to replace Glavine in the starting rotation, the Mets can easily justify blowing the Braves’ offer out of the water.

In the midst of crazed grandstanding surrounding Mark McGwire’s inclusion on the Hall Of Fame ballot (is anyone else troubled by the thought of Wally Matthews having a vote?), the Daily News’ Adam Rubin writes the Red Sox are actively campaigning on behalf of Jim Ed Rice.