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On the same day that Ken Rosenthal suggested the Mets should be in on Manny Machado and Bryce Harper (paywall alert), Jeff Wilpon firmly reiterated that the Mets will not be going after Manny Machado and Bryce Harper.
Another reason Wilpon and Brodie Van Wagenen gave for avoiding signing two superstars was the depth they have built this offseason.
So since both Machado and Harper are out, what other moves could the Mets make this offseason?
Quality control coach Luis Rojas will visit Jeff McNeil to help him transition into an outfielder.
According to Van Wagenen, Peter Alonso will have the chance to be the Opening Day first baseman if he performs well in spring training.
Around the National League East
Around Major League Baseball
The Player’s Union expressed its concern over top free agents once again going unsigned deep into the offseason.
After reducing a DL stint to ten days, Major League Baseball is considering changing it back to the 15-day disabled list.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Lukas Vlahos took a look at the relief market and who could be a good fit for the Mets.
Thomas Szapucki came in at number eight on Steve Sypa’s prospect list.
This Date in Mets History
Shea Stadium legend Jane Jarvis passed away at the age of 94 on this date in 2010. She entertained fans on a nightly basis for 15 years as the organist from 1964-1979.