Meet the Mets
Brodie Van Wagenen certainly says all the right things but it is not the fans that need convincing.
So far this offseason, Van Wagenen has done a good job of getting the Mets back on track.
The Mets are still linked to J.T. Realmuto who would certainly be an upgrade if they were able to acquire him.
The catcher comes at a steep price and there are quite a few young players on the team the GM would rather not part with.
The new general manager has not ruled out Tim Tebow seeing major league at-bats next season.
While the Mets might be going hard after Realmuto, it seems they are less likely to sign either of the two premier free agents on the market.
Robinson Cano is on the older side for a baseball player, so what kind of production can the Mets expect out of him?
New closer Edwin Diaz had a Mets connection long before they traded for him.
Anthony DiComo answered some burning questions including what the Mets’ plans are for Jeff McNeil.
Baseball Prospectus released it’s rankings of Mets prospects for 2019.
Should Davey Johnson be in Cooperstown?
Around the National League East
The Good Phight thinks the NL East is in the midst of a terrifying arms race.
Around Major League Baseball
Athletic writer Jayson Stark wonders what would happen if baseball banned the shift (paywall alert).
Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs thinks banning the shift isn’t the solution because there is no problem.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Once the deal was official, the media reaction to the trade was mixed.