Meet the Mets
The Mets signed a pair of relievers—Ben Rowen and Cory Burns—to minor league deals.
Cross lefty Mike Dunn off the list of potential free agent relievers the Mets can sign. Dunn signed a three-year deal with the Rockies worth $19 million.
According to FanGraphs’ Eno Sarris, the Mets should now turn their attention to relief arms Brad Ziegler, Daniel Hudson, Boone Logan, and Travis Wood.
Domestic violence charges against Jeurys Familia were dropped and expunged from his record, though he could still face suspension from the league.
In light of the league’s new anti-hazing policy, here’s a story about former Mets closer Armando Benitez fending off would-be hazers with a baseball bat.
Most importantly, the Rumble Ponies unveiled their new uniforms.
Around the NL East
The Phillies signed breakout outfielder Odubel Herrera to a five-year extension worth $30.5 million, with team options in 2022 and 2023.
Around the Majors
Cincinnati Reds manager and former pitching coach Bryan Price explained why he doesn’t think limiting pitchers’ innings in the minor leagues is a good idea.
The Cardinals are “listening” to offers for first baseman Matt Adams. The team appears content to dub Matt Carpenter the starter there.
Yesterday at AA
Matt Varvaro made an argument for not trading Jay Bruce.
This Date in Mets History
Four years ago, the Mets officially traded R.A. Dickey, Josh Thole, and the legend Mike Nickeas for John Buck and some minor leaguers you’ve probably never heard of.