Meet the Mets
The Mets avoided arbitration with an octet of players, including trading block chatter magnet Matt Harvey. The sole holdout was Zack Wheeler.
Is Lucas Duda coming back to the Mets?
The Mets have hired a specialist to help them avoid injuries.
Bob Klapisch wrote a piece on the birth of the (Nolan) Ryan Express.
Around the National League East
The Braves and Phillies have made a tasty wager on the Falcons vs Eagles playoff game.
The Braves also agreed to settlements with all but one of their arbitration-eligible players.
The Phillies settled with all their players.
No one wanted to settle with the Marlins.
According to Fish Stripes, there’s also a Marlins fan organizing a revolt against the Jeter regime.
The Nationals settled with all of their arbitration-eligible players, including Anthony Rendon, who received a hefty increase in salary.
Around Major League Baseball
Kris Bryant scored the biggest arbitration settlement ever for a player in their first year of eligibility.
The Orioles managed to come to an agreement on a one-year deal with Manny Machado.
Josh Donaldson didn’t get a long term deal, but he did score $23 million for a single season’s work.
Mariners prospect Eric Filia has been suspended for 50 games for failing his second drug test.
A piece on how Jack Morris complicates the future for selecting Hall of Fame pitchers.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
There was a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio.
Steve Sypa continued the countdown of the Top 25 Mets Prospects for 2018.
This Date in Mets History
It’s Kevin Mitchell’s birthday. Everyone behave.