Meet the Mets
Gary Cohen signed a multi-year deal to remain the Mets’ play-by-play man on SNY.
Noah Syndergaard won’t participate in the World Baseball Classic, opting to stick with his “established routine.”
The Orioles have named Roger McDowell the team’s new pitching coach. Frank Viola, a longtime minor league instructor in the Mets organization, had been considered for the position.
Behold: former Met Bartolo Colon sitting on a scooter, wearing a LeBron James jersey.
Around the NL East
Patrick Reddington of Federal Baseball addressed rumors of Gio Gonzalez’s availability via trade.
With Jason Castro off the table, the Braves have limited catching options for next season. Tuffy Gosewisch, who was claimed off waivers by the Braves, was given tongue-in-cheek praise by Jim McLennan of AZ Snake Pit.
The Marlins are in the mix to retain free agent southpaw Mike Dunn.
Victor Filoromo of The Good Phight reviewed Jerad Eickhoff’s 2016 campaign.
Around Major League Baseball
The owners are considering voting to lock out the players if a new collective bargaining agreement isn’t reached by December 1.
Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry DiPoto will look to provide Ben Gamel and Dan Vogelbach “an avenue toward getting at-bats” this coming season.
Craig Edwards of FanGraphs analyzed MLB’s current crop of free agent starters.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Choose the semi-finalists for this year’s AAOP entries!
Steve Schreiber previewed the Mets’ left field productivity in 2017, stating the case for the team to retain Yoenis Cespedes.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1964, the Mets purchased the contract of future hall-of-famer Warren Spahn from the Milwaukee Braves. Spahn’s Mets tenure was brief, pitching to a 4-12 record in 1965, his last season.
Happy birthday to Tom Hall, Ryan McGuire, Rich Sauveur, and Justin Turner!