Meet The Mets
With the GM meetings in full swing, the Mets’ hot stove is at least at a lower simmer. The team is checking in on several free agent options as well as outlining a few of their needs as the off season continues.
The Mets are considering making a run at Shohei Otani, the two-way Japanese star who could help both as a pitcher and a hitter.
Carlos Santana is a potential target for the Mets, who see him as a potential full-time first baseman if he were to sign with the team.
Dominic Smith might be sent to Triple-A Las Vegas to build potential trade value if the Mets acquire an everyday first baseman like Santana.
The Mets have also reached out to free agent centerfielder Lorenzo Cain.
The team is likely to add a second baseman and pencil in Asdrubal Cabrera in at third.
No talks have begun yet, but the Mets are open to signing Jacob deGrom to a contract that would buy out his remaining arbitration years.
Sandy Alderson is preparing to do something hasn’t done in his tenure as GM - sign a relieve to a three or four year deal.
New manager Mickey Callaway is planning to bring some new analytics and research towards handling his new pitching staff.
Around the National League East
The Giancarlo Stanton derby is starting to take shape, with rumored suitors including the Dodgers, Giants, Red Sox, and Cardinals. Stanton, who has a no-trade clause, might veto trades to Boston or St. Louis.
Around Major League Baseball
Torey Lovullo and Paul Molitor have been named as NL and AL managers of the year.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Michael Martone had a breakdown of free agent center-fielders available this winter.
Luke Vlahos profiles the Mets interest in Carlos Santana.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1988, Kirk Gibson edged out Daryl Strawberry for MVP.