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It was just another ordinary day in Metsland when a former-Met signed with a division rival but then EVERYTHING CHANGED.
The sale reportedly stems from a rift between the Wilpons and the Katz family who had no interest in working with the younger Wilpon should he assume control in the future.
Even though the Wilpons will officially be owners for the next five years, Cohen could start exerting his influence a lot sooner than that.
The new owner already has close ties to people in the organization which could be a reason why the Wilpons are comfortable selling to him.
The timeline of the Wilpons’ history of the team isn’t pretty.
The holiday cheer was plentiful and it wasn’t just because of news of the sale. The team held their annual Kids Holiday Party with Santa Nimmo and Elf J.D. Davis.
With the Braves and Phillies both improving their teams for next season, will the Mets respond to keep pace?
Around the National League East
Zack Wheeler traded in the beautiful orange and blue in favor of garish red and signed a five-year deal with the Phillies for $118 million. Wheeler instantly upgrades the Philadelphia rotation that struggled last season.
Around Major League Baseball
With teams missing out on Wheeler, they could now turn to Madison Bumgarner who could be the next pitcher to sign.
With opioids becoming a greater concern in baseball, players who test positive for them will enter treatment instead of being suspended.
The Angels will be buying both their parking lot and their stadium from the city of Anaheim with the intention of keeping the team in the city.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Vas Drimalitis is trying to find the Mets some relief.
Brian Salvatore wrote about Wheeler departing for Philly.
Jack McLoone covered the biggest news of the day.
A Pod of Their Own guest Jen Ramos was involved in a tragic car accident and a GoFundMe was started to help pay for their medical care. They are an invaluable member of the baseball community and our thoughts are with the family during this very difficult time.
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Happy Birthday Cliff Floyd!