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The Mets are still interested in J.T. Realmuto, and there are more rumors to add to the never-ending saga. They are still considering a three-way deal but this time using the Padres as the middleman instead of the Yankees.
Now that the bullpen is rounding into form, the team can focus their attention on adding to other areas of need.
The Winter Meetings have ended and despite still having several needs, Brodie Van Wagenen is pleased with how they went.
If the Mets want to compete next season they should be adding to their roster, not subtracting from it.
The Mets were active in the Rule 5 Draft and drafted a pitcher that could have some potential.
Around the National League East
The Marlins picked up a pitcher in the Rule 5 Draft. Fish Stripes recapped all the rumors surrounding J.T. Realmuto. There are reportedly six teams interested in acquiring the catcher and there is a reason why he is so coveted.
Around Major League Baseball
The Mariners, Rays, and Indians are reportedly working on a three-team trade that involves Carlos Santana and Edwin Encarnacion. A reporter got a front row seat to the action when the executives involved in the deal were sitting behind him on a airplane as the deal was completed (paywall alert).
Craig Kimbrel is reportedly seeking a deal worth $100 million.
With another slow developing offseason, should major league baseball impose a winter deadline?
Several moves were made during the Winter Meetings, but there are plenty of names that still need to sign this offseason.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Lukas Vlahos recapped the Mets selections in the Rule 5 Draft.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1995, the Mets signed Lance Johnson to a two-year deal.