Meet the Mets
Anthony DiComo answered fan questions yesterday for MLB.com. He does not foresee the Mets making a run at Bryce Harper, but does foresee Zack Wheeler being a potential breakout candidate in 2019. He also discusses the role of Jeff McNeil going forward and more.
Jacob deGrom’s record-setting raise is an “interim step” toward an extension, which the Mets continue to say is a priority.
Devan Fink praised the Mets for ignoring positional fit when it came to the Jed Lowrie signing over at Beyond the Box Score.
Matt Ehalt gave us his projected Opening Day lineup for the Mets, where Lowrie slots into the second position in the batting order.
It is well-known that new Mets acquisition J.D. Davis can pitch and Eno Sarris reports that the Mets are considering using him as a two-way player.
MLB Network counted down the ten best second basemen in the game right now. The Mets have the second-best. And the fourth-best!
Around the National League East
The Nationals failed to agree to terms with Kyle Barraclough and Michael A. Taylor, with very small gaps between them in each case.
Around Major League Baseball
Are salary caps and floors the answer to baseball’s slow-moving markets? Ken Davidoff thinks so.
Jenifer Langosch explores the possibility of Marwin Gonzalez becoming a Cardinal.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Lukas Vlahos graded the Keon Broxton, J.D. Davis, and Kevin Plawecki trades.