Meet the Mets
After the Mets restructured their contract with Yoenis Cespedes, the team should save $19.5M towards luxury tax calculation.
With Michael Wacha’s contract becoming official, the incentives written into the deal have been publicly revealed.
Around the National League East
In a piece of news sure to cause that lingering sense of dread that comes about every time a former Met gets a job within the division, TJ Rivera inked a minor-league deal with the Phillies.
With the SunTrust name ceasing to exist after a merger, the Braves’ home stadium, currently known as SunTrust Park, will have a new name at some point before the start of the season.
Around Major League Baseball
Madison Bumgarner signed a five-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks for $85M, $15M of which is deferred.
Buster Posey had nothing but good things to say about his longtime teammate’s decision to move across the division.
Another high profile starter was on the move as the Indians traded two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber to the Texas Rangers for Delino DeShields Jr. and Emmanuel Clase.
The appearance that the Indians dumped Kluber for lesser talent in order to save money had some fans understandably upset.
Unfortunately for those upset fans, the Dodgers have their sights set on Francisco Lindor and Mike Clevinger.
While most fans tend to believe that the current minor league structure is fine as is, some general managers have different feelings.
In their second biggest addition of the day, the Diamondbacks hired Mets Legend James Loney to work in their baseball ops department.
This Date in Mets History
December 16th is a day of hellos and goodbyes as the Mets welcomed back Rusty Staub and Tom Seaver on this date in 1980 and 1982, respectively, while saying goodbye to R.A. Dickey in what is now known as the Noah Syndergaard trade in 2012.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Robert Wolff gave you a chance to say hello and get to know New Jersey native Rick Porcello.