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Many writers speculate the Trevor Bauer sweepstakes is down to two teams, with the Mets the favorites to land the free agent pitcher. The Dodgers are said to be the other team in contention, though many believe the Mets to have the advantage. Some expect an announcement of a deal some time in the next 24 hours.
Joel Sherman shared concerns about Bauer and believes the team would do best offering him nothing longer than a one-year contract.
Reacting to Sandy Alderson’s press conference about Mickey Callaway’s sexual harassment allegations, Deesha Thosar holds men accountable for a widespread culture of misogyny in baseball, writing: “It’s not a woman’s job to answer these questions or fix the problem. It’s the team’s responsibility to foster an environment in which questions like these shouldn’t even have to be asked.”
Anthony DiComo examined the likelihood of contract extensions for Michael Conforto, Francisco Lindor, and Noah Syndergaard amongst other pending free agents.
SNY shared a video of the two longest-tenured Mets packing their bags on the road to Port St. Lucie for Spring Training. Pitchers and catchers report on February 17th, with position players arriving five days later.
Around the National League East
The Braves continue their push to re-sign free agent outfielder Marcell Ozuna.
Fish Stripes examined the Marlins’ current outfield situation.
Around Major League Baseball
Cleveland president Chris Antonetti addressed the Callaway allegations.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Chris made the case for the Mets signing free-agent pitcher Rich Hill.
This Date in Mets History
Today is the 118th anniversary of the birth of Joan Payson, the first owner of the New York Mets. Today is also the 54th birthday of former Mets infielder Roberto Alomar as well as the recently passed legend Hank Aaron.