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The Daily News’ Kristie Ackert thinks the Gonzalez signing is a low-risk, high-reward move, particularly because of his role in Smith’s progress.
Whenever he returns, don’t expect Michael Conforto to return immediately to the player he was a season ago.
Mickey Callaway was instrumental in bringing Jay Bruce back into the fold. The two connected during their brief overlap in Cleveland.
While Gonzalez and Smith battle for the starting gig at first base, Mets prospect Peter Alonso is drawing praise. He was ranked No. 7 in MLB Pipeline’s latest list of prospects at first.
Around the National League East
Speaking of Marlins trades, the team is kicking itself for trading fireballing prospect Luis Castillo for Dan Straily in what was supposedly a win-now move in 2017.
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Though the players rejected the proposal, the league will institute a pitch clock this season.
Are we sure Eric Hosmer actually has these reported gigantic offers on the table?
Yesterday at AA
The Mets should not be content in Anthony Swarzak’s serving as the only addition to the bullpen this offseason.
Center fielder Desmond Lindsay slots in at No. 3 on our list of the top 25 Mets prospects.
This Date in Mets History
While serving as a Mets coach, Yogi Berra was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1972. He’d become the team’s manager that year following the unexpected death of Gil Hodges.