Meet the Mets
Dwight Gooden’s arm may not be what it used to be, but he is getting ready to throw off the mound at Port St. Lucie for Mets fantasy camp and feeling happy and healthy.
Around the National League East
His whole big league career, Stephen Strasburg has been under the microscope. But with a rotation that already contains Max Scherzer and has now added Patrick Corbin into the fold, the weight on Strasburg’s shoulders may feel a little lighter in 2019.
With the possibility of not landing either Manny Machado or Bryce Harper threatening, Corey Seidman of NBC Sports Philadelphia crafts a contingency plan for the Phillies.
The Good Phight discusses who should bat in the leadoff spot for the Phillies in 2019.
Around Major League Baseball
Between the Marlins remaining unmovable on the price of J.T. Realmuto and Yasmani Grandal turning down a four-year, $60 million offer from the Mets, Jeff Joyce wonders on MLB Network Radio if both parties have overplayed their hand.
Jon Tayler of Sports Illustrated gave us his 2019 breakout candidates. Peter Alonso is among them.
Similarly, the Astros are unlikely to reunite with Dallas Keuchel.
With Nelson Cruz off the market, teams are now showing interest in Edwin Encarnacion.
Bobby Montano of River Ave. Blues lays out the argument for why the Yankees should sign both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Vasilis Drimalitis covered the trade rumors involving Seth Lugo in greater detail.