Meet the Mets
Carlos Beltran’s introductory press conference will be streamed live on SNY’s Twitter and Facebook pages.
Alex Cora, close personal friend of Carlos Beltran’s, says that Beltran will do an “outstanding job” as Mets manager.
Terry Collins’ name has been brought up in discussions to fill the Mets’ bench coach role, but the team still may look elsewhere.
It is likely that Gary DiSarcina will remain on the coaching staff in 2020, although it is unclear exactly in what role.
Just hours before his contract was due to expire, the Mets informed advance scout/replay coordinator Mike Wickham that it would not be renewed.
Around the National League East
Stephen Strasburg is opting out of his contract with the Washington Nationals. He had four years and $100M left on the deal.
The Good Phight reviewed the most pressing offseason needs for the Phillies.
Around Major League Baseball
A lot has been made of the low TV ratings for the World Series compared to other years. However, it remains the highest rated non-NFL program on TV.
Richard Justice of MLB.com lists seven teams he thinks will be front and center this offseason.
Mark Feinsand lists one free agent each MLB team could re-sign. For the Mets, that player is Brad Brach, who grew up a Mets fan and pitched well for the Mets down the stretch.
Dan Szymborski of Fangraphs reviews which players are likely to get qualifying offers and who should accept them.
Ginny Searle of Baseball Prospectus provides a guide to every player’s option status, broken down by team.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Thomas Henderson and I wrote about our conflicting feelings surrounding the Carlos Beltran hire, as fans who love Beltran from his time on the Mets.
David Capobianco told the triumphant story of Sam Haggerty’s major league debut in 2019.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1973, Bud Harrelson was informed that he had been fined $250 for his role in the bench-clearing brawl in the NLCS when he traded blows with Pete Rose.