Meet the Mets
After several days of negotiating and physical exams, the Mets and Mariners finalized the trade sending Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz, and cash to the Mets in exchange for Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak and several of the Mets’ top prospects.
The Mets will introduce Cano and Diaz in a press conference today.
Jay Bruce said he appreciated Brodie Van Wagenen’s honesty with him throughout the trade process.
Justin Dunn is sad to leave the Tri-State area, but is looking forward to new challenges on the West Coast.
Jeffrey Paternostro discussed the prospects involved in the deal over at CBS Sports.
Scouts seem to have mixed feelings about Cano, though most think he’ll provide an offensive boost to the Mets in the short term.
The folks over at Lookout Landing are sad to see Edwin Diaz go.
J.P. Ricciardi appears to have found a new landing spot with the San Francisco Giants.
Some twisted individual wrote in Fred Wilpon and James Dolan as his choices for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, respectively, in November’s elections. Kristaps Porzingis beat them both though, as five people wrote in his name for Governor.
Around the National League East
The Braves are apparently set to sign Pedro Florimon to a minor-league deal.
Does the Phillies trade for Jean Segura indicate they’re wavering on signing Manny Machado?
The Marlins signed fourteen — yes, fourteen — players to minor-league deals, including Pedro Alvarez.
Around Major League Baseball
Dave Roberts received a new four-year deal from the Dodgers.
Trevor Bauer has been injured by his drone again.
Yusei Kikuchi is up on the auction block starting today, with the Yankees showing serious interest.
Portland wants an MLB team and has plans to build a stadium; but if they build it, will any team come?
Chris Bouton took a look back at the very first World Series over at The Hardball Times.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Allison McCague helped you get to know Edwin Diaz.
David Capobianco introduced you to Robinson Cano.
Steve Sypa and Kenneth Lavin looked at what the Mets gave up in the trade.
This Date in Mets History
In shades of current events, the Mets traded “Butch” Huskey to the Mariners on this date in 1998.