Meet the Mets
The second piece of the Mets big trade with Cleveland was introduced on Tuesday, with Carlos “Cookie” Carraso taking questions during his introductory Zoom press conference.
Speaking with Jon Heyman on the Big Time Baseball podcast, Sandy Alderson said the Mets are still engaged with George Springer “in a loose sense”. Meanwhile, MLB.com writes that four teams, including the Mets, have the most to gain by signing Springer.
Joel Sherman writes the Mets are now in a position to be bold, which includes potentially showing strong interest in Corey Kluber.
As New York City continues to vaccinate more and more people, Citi Field will become one of the biggest vaccine sites in the city beginning on January 25th.
In a press conference with Mayor Bill de Blasio, owner Steve Cohen said it’s very important for Citi Field and the Mets to participate in the vaccination efforts and the organization was willing to help in any way they could.
Also in the press conference, de Blasio praised Cohen for the acquisition of Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco, and Cohen responded saying the trade is a sign of more good things to come.
Led by the Braves and Mets, the NL East is set to have a strong set of starting rotations in 2021.
Around the National League East
The Nationals announced a plan for a sportsbook and wagering inside the ballpark.
Around Major League Baseball
Jeff Passan writes the White Sox are becoming the team to beat in the American League, not just because of the moves they’ve made, but also due to the lack of moves seen this offseason from other top AL teams.
Similarly to Citi Field, Fenway Park is set to become a mass COVID-19 vaccination site in the coming days.
MLB Network ranked the top 10 catchers in the league, with both a current and former Met making the list.
The Athletic did a deep dive into what it’s like to be a candidate for GM job.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Chris McShane broke down which pitches Carlos Carrasco throws, and how often he throws them.
This Date in Mets History
Happy 59th birthday to one of the catalysts of the 10th inning rally in Game 6 of the World Series, Kevin Mitchell!