Meet the Mets
Merry Christmas, everyone. It's going to be tough for Daniel Murphy to spread cheer to New York fans in 2016. Yesterday we received word that the second baseman had reached an agreement with the rival Nationals.
Meanwhile, it seems the Mets' front office is no longer pursuing Yoenis Cespedes, but the team may still add a right-handed hitting outfielder before the winter is through.
According to an NJ.com poll, 70 percent of Mets fans consider the club to be hot stove losers.
Noah Syndergaard reminded us of the joy of rooting for the Mets when he and his family posed in Bartolo Colon "Big Sexy" t-shirts.
Around the National League East
Talking Chop tries to figure out which position Hector Olivera will be playing on Opening Day.
The writers of The Good Phight made a holiday wish list and expressed their hopes for the coming baseball season.
Federal Baseball posted a Washington-based reaction to the Murphy signing.
ESPN's Dave Schoenfield wonders if the NL East can be anything more than a two-team race in 2016.
Around the majors
MLB.com selects the perfect Christmas present for all 30 teams.
The Hardball Times shows how science can help us find the perfect way to hit a baseball.
Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue
Matt Varvaro made a Hall of Fame case for Carlos Beltran.
Chris McShane reviewed the 2015 season of Hansel Robles.