Meet the Mets
Chris Young has pulled his name from consideration for the Mets’ vacant general manager position. The news continues a trend of the club getting turned down by potential candidates.
Joel Sherman writes that the struggle to find a fill the front office is an early failure in the Steve Cohen era.
Molly Knight wrote about how, under Steve Cohen, the Mets can reimagine themselves in the image of the Dodgers. (Paywall Alert)
The Mets have moved on from bench coach Hensley “Bam Bam” Meulens after one season.
It seems likely that the Mets will tender Steven Matz a contract before Wednesday’s deadline.
Behind their aggressive new owner, it’s time to Meet the Mets: The most interesting team in baseball.
Both outfielder George Springer and catcher James McCann appear to be on the Mets’ radar.
The Mets are one of several teams interested in McCann. The list includes the other New York team, the Cardinals, the Angels, and the White Sox. The Phillies, who may lose catcher J.T. Realmuto soon, are also rumored to be interested.
The Mets are continuing their pursuit of Springer, despite strong interest from the Blue Jays.
The Athletic constructed hypothetical trades between the Rangers and several teams, including the Mets, for starter Lance Lynn. (Paywall Alert)
Bleacher Nation listed the Mets as a potential trade partner for Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant.
The Mets agreed to a one-year deal with veteran reliever Jacob Barnes, who was eligible for salary arbitration. The deal is worth $750,000 with an extra $100,000 in incentives.
Ron Darling will serve as a celebrity ambassador in a trading event happening today to benefit Tuesday’s Children.
Anthony DiComo took his best shot at listing the five best individual seasons by a Mets position player.
Around the National League East
The Marlins have traded for reliever Adam Cimber. The side-armer was recently DFA’ed by Cleveland.
In a corresponding move, Miami designated pitcher Jose Ureña for assignment. Ureña started on Opening Day for the Marlins in 2018.
Spencer Kieboom, brother of Carter Kieboom, built his life around baseball, but decided to quietly walk away.
Eno Sarris proposed some potential trades for Blake Snell, one of which involved the Phillies parting with Rhys Hoskins for the Rays ace. (Paywall Alert)
Longtime Phillies outfielder (and former Met) Bobby Abreu is worthy of being enshrined in Cooperstown.
Talking Chop looked at where the Braves’ payroll stands.
Around Major League Baseball
MLB announced the all-new MLB Draft League, which will focus on top prospects eligible to be drafted and allow players to showcase their abilities and gain exposure to teams and teams. The league will be in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and New Jersey.
The Royals have added outfielder Michael Taylor for a one-year deal worth $1.75 million. The contract includes $1 million in performance bonuses.
The Reds are prioritizing adding a shortstop this offseason and are thinking through multiple options, including Francisco Lindor and Trevor Story via trade and Marcus Semien, Andrelton Simmons, and Did Gregorius via free agency.
Sports Illustrated explored five teams that should trade for Bryant.
The Cubs announced some promotions in their Baseball Operations Department.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Chris McShane continued his never-ending search for a starting pitcher for the Mets.
In Episode 90 of From Complex to Queens, the team gives thanks.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets swung a three team deal that netted them Armando Benitez and Roger Cedeno on this date in 1999. Benitez and Cedeno played a pivotal role in the team’s 1999 season.