Meet the Mets
The Mets acquired outfield prospect Khalil Lee from the Royals in a three-team trade with the Red Sox and Kansas City. In return they sent prospect Josh Winckowski and a player to be named later to Boston. Lee ranked eighth in the Royals system and the trade gives the Mets much needed outfield depth.
The team officially announced the Albert Almora Jr. signing and designated Corey Oswalt for assignment to clear room on the roster.
Ali Sanchez was also DFA-ed after Lee was acquired.
The team is keeping an eye on the starting pitching market which includes Jake Arrieta and James Paxton.
Citi Field officially opened as a COVID-19 mega vaccination site that will serve eligible Queens residents.
David Peterson appeared on SNY to discuss his 2020 season and what he learned from Jacob deGrom.
Around the National League East
Fangraphs’s projections for 2021 have the Braves finishing second in the National League East behind the Mets.
A GoFundMe aimed at helping those furloughed in the Marlins organization was abruptly taken down despite it not reaching it’s goal.
Victor Robles struggled both offensively and defensively last season and the Nationals will need him to step up if they want to return to contention.
Around Major League Baseball
The Red Sox sent outfielder Andrew Benintendi to the Royals in the three-team trade that brought Lee to the Mets.
Old friend Jed Lowrie is returning to Oakland after agreeing to a minor league deal with his former club.
The Rangers officially signed pitcher Mike Foltynewicz to a one-year deal worth $2 million.
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