Meet the Mets
The hot stove might be warming up for some at this week’s Winter Meetings, but Sandy Alderson seemingly threw frigid water on the Mets’ stove when he discussed the market.
He also discussed the non-pursuit of Giancarlo Stanton and how they weren’t willing to take on the contract.
Dominic Smith will still get a shot at being the everyday first baseman because the Mets will only be targeting short-term solutions at that position.
The Mets also won’t be investing heavily in a reliever so they have been discussing trading Matt Harvey for bullpen help instead.
And to top all that news off, Michael Conforto will probably not be ready for Opening Day.
Around the National League East
The Braves will reportedly put Julio Teheran on the market during the Winter Meetings.
The Giancarlo Stanton trade will be officially announced today. After unloading Stanton, Marcell Ozuna could be the next to go in the Marlins’ fire sale.
Around Major League Baseball
With both Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton off the market, the Winter Meetings could produce a hot stove finally.
Relievers are starting to disappear off the market. The Cubs are reportedly close to signing Brandon Morrow and the Cardinals have signed Luke Gregerson to a two-year deal.
The Angels are interested in free agent C.C. Sabathia.
Red Sox starter Steven Wright was arrested on a domestic assault charge after an incident occurred at his home.
Two former Tigers will finally be inducted into Cooperstown next year.
This Date in Mets History
It was on this date in 2008 that Bernie Madoff was arrested for running a Ponzi scheme that cost investors millions of dollars. It was later revealed that the Wilpons were wrapped up in the scandal and their capital and goodwill with the fans has dried up in the nine years since.