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Mike Puma reported on Tuesday that Jacob deGrom’s camp will not negotiate on a new contract once the season has started. A couple of hours later, GM Brodie Van Wagenen said that the deadline was a “mutual understanding”.
Ken Davidoff writes that deGrom chose the right team and GM to threaten. David Lennon thinks the Mets’ stalling tactics in contract negotiations could come back to haunt them.
This offseason, Wilson Ramos could finally worry about something other than his knee.
Amed Rosario is sad Jose Reyes won’t be around this season but is still excited for the upcoming season.
The Mets are considering playing an exhibition game in Syracuse.
The Mets raised their floor more than any other contender this offseason, says Mike Petriello.
Around the National League East
The Marlins and reliever Sergio Romo agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.25 million deal. This wasn’t the only addition for the Marlins, as Jorge Posada will join the organization as a special adviser to Baseball Operations.
At his introductory press conference on Tuesday, new Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto said he would “love to have a player like Bryce Harper” on the team.
Talking Chop looks at who will be a part of the Braves’ bullpen.
The Nationals announced their non-roster invitees to big league spring training.
Around Major League Baseball
Bryce Harper will not consider short-term contract offers. Meanwhile, the Padres are making an aggressive push for Manny Machado.
Joel Sherman thinks it’s wise the Yankees are staying out of the Harper and Machado sweepstakes.
The Rays plan on using three starters and two openers this season.
The Angels hope to have Shohei Ohtani back in the lineup in May.
The New York Times looks at ten story lines to watch as we approach spring training.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Linda Surovich looks at some position battles to watch this spring.
Richard Staff’s one last move for the Mets would be Derek Dietrich while Michael Drago’s would be Bartolo Colon.
Endy Chavez will be returning to the Mets as a minor league coach.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2003, David Cone came back to the Mets for one last season.