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Meet the Mets

Future Mets ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto will officially be posted at 8am ET. His posting expires on January 4, 2024 at 5pm ET.

In an effort to fortify their rotation, the Mets have been linked to a trio of hurlers this winter.

The 2024 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot was officially released, featuring newcomer David Wright. If you’ll excuse me, I am going to go cry because I feel incredibly old (and emotional).

Francisco Lindor bought Jeff McNeil the car he promised him for winning the 2022 batting title, meaning the curse has been lifted and the good vibes are back.

Phil Nevin is under consideration for Mets’ bench coach.

Mike Puma reported the Mets are close to naming Jose Rosado as their new bullpen coach. Carlos Mendoza worked with Rosado in the Yankees’ system.

Danny Barnes is returning as the team’s information coach.

Luis Guillorme shared a note (via his father) after being non-tendered by the team.

The Mets inked reliever Cole Sulser to a minor-league deal with an invitation to major league camp.

As an interesting tidbit about the newest Met: Sulser and his wife, Dana Langshaw, wrote a children’s book called “Benny the Pitcher”.

Around the National League East

The Braves inked Reynaldo López to a three-year deal worth $26 million.

The Phillies plan to be “pretty aggressive” in pursuing Yoshinobu Yamamoto.

Around Major League Baseball

Tom Verducci explained why Yamamoto and Nola are worthy of long-term contracts.

Ken Rosenthal explored the Shohei Ohtani market, while teams try to calculate his worth without answers on his pitching future.

Mike Axisa identified four moves that he thinks the Yankees should make this offseason.

In his anti-pitch clock crusade, Max Scherzer revealed that top surgeons Keith Meister and Neal ElAttrache have both said that pitchers’ arm injuries have been more severe since the pitch clock changes.

The Cardinals inked Lance Lynn to a one-year deal with a guaranteed $11 million. He could make $24 million over two years in the deal.

The signing sets an important market for the Mets in their quest to improve their starting rotation.

St. Louis made another move, adding Daniel Descalso to their 2024 major league coaching staff.

Spencer Turnbull’s saga with the Tigers reached a resolution, and the pitcher was awarded a full year of service time for 2023, despite being optioned in August.

Detroit is interested in inking ex-Met Seth Lugo this winter.

The MLBPA released a statement regarding Turnbull.

A majority of teams are interested in inking the injured Brandon Woodruff.

Zack Britton announced his retirement from baseball.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague reviewed Brandon Nimmo’s 2023 campaign.

Steve Sypa wrote about the right-handed pitchers who were released over the course of the 2023 season.

On Episode 251 of From Complex to Queens, the crew discusses the new front office and some roster decisions that they’ve already made.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1970, Tommie Agee became the first Met to take home a Gold Glove Award.