Meet the Mets
Jeff McNeil expects to spend the majority of his time in 2020 at the hot corner.
The Mets didn’t end up with Starling Marte after all, as the request of 2 of their top 5 prospects was deemed “too steep”.
Passing on Marte ended hopes of the Mets making a late offseason splash.
It looks like Jessica Mendoza may be out at Sunday Night Baseball.
A Nolan Arenado trade appears inevitable, but the Mets did not make Jim Bowden’s list of the eight teams most likely to acquire the All Star third baseman. (Paywall Alert)
Around the National League East
Around Major League Baseball
The universal DH could soon be a reality, and with the collective-bargaining agreement expiring in December 2021, it’s possible the DH could come to the National League in 2022.
While that rule change is still up in the air, MLB has made a change to their replay system. Umpires will now be mic’d up so they can explain whether a call is upheld or overturned to those in the stands, as well as those listening on the radio or watching on the television.
The Reds are considering trading Nick Senzel, according to Jon Heyman.
The Diamondbacks have landed Pirates outfielder and former future Met Marte. In return, Pittsburgh will get prospects Liover Peguero and Brennan Malone along with $250,000 in international money in the trade.
The Red Sox are unlikely to hire their next manager before next week.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
On this week’s episode, From Complex to Queens covers spots 9-5 on Amazin’ Avenue’s Top 25 prospect countdown.
Brett Baty, last year’s first round pick, comes in at number four on Steve Sypa’s list of the team’s top prospects.
This Date in Mets History
Happy Birthday to former Mets’ outfielder Tsuyoshi Shinjo, who turns 48 today!