Meet the Mets
34 days until Mets’ pitchers and catchers report to spring training. Please hurry up, baseball.
While things are currently quiet, there are still some moves that GM Brodie Van Wagenen should consider this offseason.
Ken Davidoff looks at where the team’s roller-coaster offseason could go from here.
Anthony DiComo took a way-too-early look at the Mets’ Opening Day roster.
The Mets have not offered a ton of support to ace Jacob deGrom over his two Cy Young award-inning seasons. Tim Britton asks how much better the club can be for their ace in the upcoming season.
Former Mets third baseman Todd Frazier headlines Sports Illustrated’s list of five underrated free agents who are still available this winter.
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies also have their new manager, naming Lorenzo Bundy their skipper for 2020.
Along with Bundy, the team decided on their coaching staff for the upcoming season.
Mets’ relief prospect Matt Blackham has receive a spring training invitation.
The Mets will host their winter blood drive at Citi Field on Wednesday, January 8 at 11:00am-6:00pm. All fans who donate will receive two tickets to select Mets 2020 home games.
Around the National League East
The Nationals didn’t stop there, coming to terms with Eric Thames on a one-year deal worth $3 million that comes with a $1 million buyout on a mutual option for 2021.
The Marlins picked up catcher Jose Estrada in a trade with the Angels. In return, Los Angeles received pitcher Kyle Keller. Following the move, Miami DFA’d pitcher Jake Jewell to make room on the 40-man roster.
Around Major League Baseball
Sheryl Ring lays out how the Domingo German suspension shows the league has learned nothing about domestic violence in a piece for Beyond the Box Score.
These players could take a big step forward in their sophomore season.
Keith Law is joining The Athletic.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Episode 41 of From Complex to Queens recaps spots 25-20 on Amazin’ Avenue’s 2020 Top 25 prospect countdown.
Steve Sypa, meanwhile, takes a look at Ryley Gilliam, who came in at number 19 on the list.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1992, Tom Terrific officially became a Hall of Famer after receiving 425 of 430 first place votes. With 98.84% of the vote, Tom Seaver had the highest percentage of any Hall of Famer. He was eventually surpassed by Ken Griffey Jr., and then by Mariano Rivera, who became the first baseball player ever elected unanimously.