David Newhan has signed a 1-year contract with the Mets. Look for numerous articles in the New York newspapers where the fact that Newhan is: a) the son of a sportswriter (Ross Newhan of the LA Times) and b) Jewish (like the New York Times wrote last year. While both facts have been known about Newhan for a while, it will now mean more because he's on the Mets.
Chris Reitsma signed a 1-year contract with Seattle. Reitsma was 1-2 with an 8.68 ERA last year with Atlanta.