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2019 ALDS Game 1 - Minnesota Twins v. New York Yankees Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

FanGraphs offered their analysis of the Mets’ signing of Dellin Betances.

Betances was a necessary risk for the Mets, and now Carlos Beltran must figure out how to properly utilize him and the rest of the bullpen.

Jay Horwitz had some thoughts to share on the passing of controversial radio figure Don Imus.

Around the National League East

The Braves have apparently kicked the tires on a potential Nolan Arenado trade, though nothing appears to be imminent.

The Phillies made a small move yesterday, as they signed catcher/utilityman Christian Bethancourt to a minor league deal.

Fish Stripes reminisced on a particularly memorable moment for the Marlins from this decade.

Around Major League Baseball

Is the Betances signing good news for the Yankees? Only if you consider them increasing their odds of trading for a racist and homophobic jerk to be good news.

Las Vegas is on the league’s radar as the city prepares to host a couple spring training games there in 2020 and as rumors continue to circle about clubs potentially relocating there.

Eno Sarris of The Athletic discussed some of the things we’ve learned in 2019 (paywall alert).

MLB.com tried to determine the likeliest Hall of Fame-bound player in each organization.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane provided an introduction to Betances.

This Date in Mets History

A couple of significant players in Mets history are celebrating birthdays today, including Benny Agbayani, Ray Knight, and John Milner.