Meet the Mets
The Mets and Gio Gonzalez are currently at an impasse. Gonzalez wants a multiyear deal and the Mets do not want to give it to him.
Sandy Alderson’s biggest regret regarding his tenure as the GM of the Mets? Not signing Daniel Murphy.
Keith Hernandez tweeted a special Mets rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” recorded by Ralph Carballal.
The Mets and Jacob deGrom have yet to exchange offers on an extension, writes Anthony DiComo. He also discusses the first base situation, should Peter Alonso not make the club out of spring training, the dark horses to make the Mets’ bullpen, and more.
Around the National League East
The Nationals signed J.J. Hoover to a minor league deal.
The Good Phight takes a look at the hot and cold tendencies of Odubel Herrera.
Gabe Kapler has responded to a Washington Post report that claims he mishandled a sexual assault case while with the Dodgers in 2015. He refutes the claims, saying that any accusation that he “concealed or otherwise mishandled a sexual assault claim” is “100% not true.”
The Reds and Marlins continue to discuss a J.T. Realmuto trade. Tucker Barnhart and infield prospect Jonathan India are cited as the possible return for Miami in the deal.
Meanwhile, the Braves are still hanging around in the Realmuto mix as well.
NL East pitchers Mike Foltynewicz and Nick Pivetta are among Matt Kelly’s sleeper candidates for the 2019 NL Cy Young.
Around Major League Baseball
It’s time to limit pitching changes, writes Ken Davidoff of the New York Post.
The Cubs were not among the teams that met with Bryce Harper on Friday.
Despite a positional need at third base, the Padres appear to be leaning more toward Bryce Harper than Manny Machado.
It now seems unlikely Corey Kluber will be traded this winter.
Rockies ownership is confident that they can reach an agreement with Nolan Arenado regarding an extension.
Even after the Wade Miley signing, the Astros remain interested in a reunion with Dallas Keuchel as well.
Interest in Adam Jones appears to be heating up, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
This Date in Mets History
Happy birthday to the Good first baseman, former Met Lucas Duda.