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The Mets are reportedly signing Michael Wacha to a one-year deal that could be worth up to $10 million.
Now that the team has supposedly found their depth rotation piece, where does the organization go from here (paywall alert)?
The Mets have reportedly checked-in with the Astros about Carlos Correa but it remains to be seen how serious the inquiry was.
Rob Manfred weighed in about the sale of the team and doesn’t anticipate any issues when it comes time to turn the team over to Steve Cohen.
It’s no secret the bullpen was an epic disaster last season, but the team could get a serious boost if Edwin Diaz returns to his Seattle form.
The Athletics could be interested in a reunion with Jed Lowrie but there is a catch and it has to do with the Mets and money.
On Day 3 of the Winter Meetings there were more rumors connected to the team and some popular players on the team.
One of those players is Dominic Smith who doesn’t have a place on the team the way it is currently constructed.
Around the National League East
The Braves need a third baseman but finding one is easier said than done.
Teams are supposedly interested in the crop of Marlins’ young pitchers but they don’t appear to be selling.
Around Major League Baseball
It was another busy day at the Winter Meetings. Anthony Rendon is out of the National League East and signed a seven-year $245 million contract with the Angels.
While Rendon was the big signing there were other names on the move as well. The Blue Jays reportedly signed Tanner Roark to a two-year deal, the Dodgers are close to signing Blake Treinen to a one-year deal, and the Rockies extended reliever Scott Oberg.
According to Commissioner Rob Manfred all 30 teams will have extended protective netting next season.
The commissioner also said that the investigation into the Astros was far from complete and it would be their most exhaustive investigation ever (paywall alert).
Major League Baseball released its findings on the baseball and they concluded that both the baseball seams as well as players’ swing mechanics resulted in the home run surge.
Author Jonah Keri has been rearrested and eight new horrific charges have been brought against him which include assaulting both his wife and a minor.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Michael Drago covered the Wacha news.
On the latest episode of A Pod of Their Own, the Mets’ lack of spending was bemoaned but the Wilpons finally selling was happily celebrated.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1975 the Mets traded Rusty Staub away but acquired Jose Valentin thirty years later.