Meet the Mets
The Mets lost Dedniel Nunez, a 24 year old right-handed pitcher who spent 2019 between Single-A and Advanced-A, in this year’s Rule 5 Draft to the Giants. Nunez was the Mets’ 21st best prospect for 2020.
The Mets drafted five players and lost five players in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 Draft. The Mets drafted outfielder Drew Ferguson, right-handed pitcher Justin Dillon, shortstop Drew Jackson, right-handed pitcher Jesus Reyes, and left-handed pitcher Jose Zorrilla, and lost shortstop Sebastian Espino, catcher Wilfred Astudillo, right-handed pitcher Ezequiel Zabaleta, and second baseman Mitchell Tolman.
Tim Tebow remains in the Mets organization, and is slated to begin the season with Triple-A Syracuse.
Anthony DiComo reviewed the Mets history in the rule 5 draft.
Around the National League East
The Marlins selected right-handed pitcher Paul Campbell from the Rays in the Rule 5 Draft.
The Braves and Marcell Ozuna are a perfect fit hindered by an imperfect situation.
Around Major League Baseball
The Pirates selected right-handed pitcher Jose Soriano from the Angels with the first pick in this years rule 5 draft.
The Rays traded Nate Lowe, Jake Guenther, and a player to be named later to the Rangers in exchange for Oselvis Basabe, Heriberto Hernandez, and Alexander Ovalles.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Chris McShane discussed the Mets interest in Liam Hendricks.
Steve Sypa profiled the players the Mets lost in the rule 5 draft.
Steve Sypa also discussed the Mets minor league affiliates going forward.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2008, Bernie Madoff was arrested for securities fraud. The Wilpons had extensive business dealings with Madoff, and eventually had to pay $162 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that they either knew, or should have known, that Madoff’s operation was fraudulent.