Mets Morning News
While everyone is waiting on updates on Yoshinobu Yamamoto following his dinner with Steve Cohen, the Mets made a minor move by acquiring reliever Yohan Ramirez from the White Sox in exchange for the often-popular cash considerations.
According to Andy Martino, the Mets made an initial offer before flying to Japan to meet with Yamamoto, but will “financially aggressive” in their pursuit of the Japanese right-hander.
Laura Albanese shared an anecdote about Buck Showalter carrying around three types of baseballs and Max Scherzer doing a blind test, where he could, without fail, identify the balls from MLB, KBO, and NPO. Similarly, Senga wouldn’t touch the NPO ball so as to not hinder his adaptation to MLB.
Around the National League East
C.J. Nitkowski has joined the Braves’ booth as primary analyst.
Around Major League Baseball
Jeff Passan explored how Yamamoto became baseball’s most coveted free agent. He also made it clear that any $300 million offers mentioned up until this point are not accurate, as teams were asked not to discuss terms yet. That changes now, as teams are expected to begin exchanging terms with Yamamoto.
The staff at MLB dot com ranked Yamamoto’s destinations based on which club needs the right-hander the most.
Here’s some information on the allocation of the 2023 MLB pre-arbitration bonus pool.
Thomas Harrigan and Brian Murphy looked at the best free agents left on the market.
In need of another cute MLB pupper? Say no more. Jung Hoo Lee has you covered with his doggy, Kao.
Amazon is reportedly in talks to invest in the bankrupt RSN operator Diamond Sports Group.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Lukas Vlahos graded the the team’s Luis Severino signing.
The crew reviewed their 2023 predictions on Episode 255 of From Complex to Queens.
This Date in Mets History
Mets fans got their first good look at Kodai Senga, as the team held an introductory press conference for the right-hander on this date last year.