Meet The Mets
Day two of the 2017 Winter Meeting was uneventful for the Mets, outside of losing out on two of their rumored targets.
Bryan Shaw, who was long pegged as a likely signing due to his durability and history with Mickey Callaway, signed with the Rockies.
Tommy Hunter signed a deal with the Phillies.
Sandy Alderson told fans to “...spend a little less time thinking about our payroll”, as the Mets have seemed content to let other teams grab the headlines.
Mickey Callaway says that there may not be a defined closer next season, with the best relievers being used in high leverage situations.
Despite previous rumors, Matt Harvey will likely be staying with the Mets for the 2018 season.
Around the National League East
The Marlins are trying to move Marcel Ozuna, but many teams are still more interested
Dave Cameron of Fangraphs takes stock what what the Marlins are doing right and wrong at the start of the Jeter regime.
The Nationals have at least been in contact with free agent Jake Arrieta, though it is unclear if a deal will materialize at this point.
Around Major League Baseball
Drew Smyly has inked a two year deal with the Cubs. He underwent Tommy John surgery this past summer, and likely won’t pitch for the club until 2019.
The Yankees are in the market for a top of the rotation starter. Gerritt Cole, Jeff Samardzija, and former Met farmhand Michael Fulmer are all possible targets.
The Yankees also traded Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell to the Padres for outfielder Jabari Blash.
Now, apparently, is the winter of the Dodger’s financial restraint. The NL champs might be sitting this off season’s free agent frenzy out, awaiting some bigger names to be had next year.
New Los Angeles Angel Shohei Ohtani has a damaged ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Steve Sypa had a preview of available position players in this Thursday’s Rule 5 draft.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1998, the Mets signed free agent Rickey Henderson. Rickey’s Mets tenure is perhaps best remembered during the 1999 playoffs.