Meet the Mets
Kodai Senga discussed his first season in the major leagues with Atsuya Furuta. You can read a whole thread here. There were a lot of interesting tidbits, like how he learned how to get used to MLB’s balls from Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander.
Brent Maguire identified Jorge Soler as a possible player to jump from one division team to another, as he sees the Mets as a potential fit for the ex-Marlin slugger.
Ex-Mets GM made a joke about Bobby Bonilla Day after details of Ohtani’s deferrals emerged (more on that later).
On Sunday, Ronny Mauricio endured a knee injury while playing for Tigres del Licey and is undergoing some tests.
Around the National League East
Even with Ohtani joining a National League club, Philadelphia could have fewer contenders to deal with in 2024.
Around Major League Baseball
The details of Shohei Ohtani’s deal with the Dodgers emerged, and it’s eye-opening. Ohtani will be paid $2 million annually for the length of his contact, with a record $680 million in deferred money being paid starting in 2034. The deal will carry a $46 million on the luxury tax for Los Angeles.
According to an article in the collective-bargaining agreement, deferred money is limitless, so the Dodgers and Ohtani are playing within the rules.
Ohtani making $50 million annually off the field will help him offset the deferred money.
The deferrals could help Los Angeles land Yamamoto. The Dodgers are reportedly meeting with the star right-hander later this week.
Thomas Harrigan offered some dates to circle on the calendar around Ohtani’s 2024 schedule.
Manny Randhawa examined some players who will look to cash in with big walk years in 2024.
MLB announced the broadcast coverage for their Special Event Games.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Chris McShane made his second attempt at finding the Mets an outfielder.
Episode 254 of From Complex to Queens reviewed the Rule V Draft.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1986, the Mets sent three Kevins, a Shawn, and a Stan, for a Kevin, a Gene, and an Adam (Kevin Mitchell, Kevin Armstrong, Kevin Brown, Shawn Abner, and Stan Jefferson to the Padres for Kevin McReynolds, Gene Walter, and Adam Ging).