Meet the Mets
The Mets are talking to free agent pitcher Rick Porcello.
Many Mets fans have been spending the past couple of days celebrating the imminent end of the Wilpon era. But don’t break out the champagne just yet, writes Sheryl Ring of Beyond the Box Score. Expecting Steve Cohen to save the Mets may leave you disappointed.
Tim Healey of Newsday gave us a primer on what we can expect—or not expect, as the case may be—out of Brodie Van Wagenen at the winter meetings.
Chris Flexen—DFA’d by the Mets to make room on the 40-man roster for Brad Brach—will be pitching in Korea for the Doosan Bears this season.
The Mets signed Mexican righty Francisco Ríos to a minor league deal.
Around the National League East
To that end, Devan Fink of Fangraphs argues that the Marlins’ recent moves will make the team more interesting in 2020.
Around Major League Baseball
Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com gives us his bold predictions for this year’s winter meetings.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets traded both Jerry Koosman and Jon Matlack on this date, exactly one year apart.