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Robert Gsellman was among the three players non-tendered by the Mets on Tuesday evening, as they are all free agents now. The non-tenders will clear room for the free agent signings the Mets have made over the past couple of days.
Mike Puma tweeted the Mets have shown at least some interest in potentially bringing back reliever Jeurys Familia.
Extending Brandon Nimmo may be next on the Mets’ priority list, as Nimmo is set to become a free agent after the 2022 season.
Around the National League East
Cesar Hernandez is heading to the Nationals on a $4 million deal.
The Phillies are still seriously interested in Corey Knebel, while also showing some interest in Kyle Schwarber.
The Braves extended manager Brian Snitker’s contract through 2024, while also keeping Orlando Arcia and Guillermo Heredia in Atlanta.
Around Major League Baseball
There is little optimism that MLB will avoid a lockout as the CBA is set to expire at midnight tonight, while Ken Davidoff looks at some of the key issues the owners and players must resolve.
You can look at a list of every player non-tendered by each team, here.
The Mariners are interested in Trevor Story, who would like to play him at third base.
Many NL teams are in on Nelson Cruz, as they expect there to be a universal DH once the new CBA is agreed to.
MLB used two different balls during the 2021 season, and both balls were made to perform very differently.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Lukas Vlahos graded the Mets’ signing of Eduardo Escobar.
Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane discussed the new look Mets on the newest episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show).
Chris McShane also looked at other starting pitchers who are free agents that the Mets can target in addition to them signing Max Scherzer.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1998, the Mets acquired Armando Benitez in a three-team trade.