Meet the Mets
Lowrie might be new to the organization but he has ties to a few people already associated with the team.
Brodie Van Wagenen is confident in the team and thinks they can take the division in 2019.
The GM also mentioned that adding to the outfield is now less of a priority since the plan is to have Jeff McNeil see some playing time in the outfield. He also believes that the surplus of infielders will be good motivation for Peter Alonso who is trying to crack the Opening Day lineup.
Van Wagenen also mentioned he was happy for Jacob deGrom who received a significant raise in arbitration, but he would not say if extension talks have commenced.
The new GM has had a good offseason but another big move is needed in order to put the Mets into great territory.
The Mets’ rotation has the potential to be among the best in the league but depth remains an issue.
Around the National League East
Fish Stripes is trying to find a team in the division that could potentially pass them for last place this season.
Around Major League Baseball
After suffering a setback while recovering from Tommy John surgery, reliever Shawn Tolleson is retiring from baseball.
Perhaps it is time to stop discussing player salaries because now it only ends up serving ownership.
An increasing amount of cases have been heading to salary arbitration and the system could use some updating.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Desmond Lindsay came in at number fourteen on Steve Sypa’s prospect list.
Maggie Wiggin examined the Mets’ outfield as it currently stands.
Allison McCague recapped Lowrie’s introductory press conference.
This Date in Mets History
In 1986, the Mets acquired Tim Teufel from the Twins in exchange for Billy Beane, Bill Latham, and Joe Klink.