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Now that Lucas Giolito—who the Mets had shown interest in—is off the board, John Flanigan of SNY takes a look at other still-available pitchers the Mets should consider signing.
Starling Marte is in the Dominican Republic practicing and is likely to make his winter ball debut after New Year’s Day, according to reporting from Will Sammon of The Athletic.
Sammon also notes that Ronny Mauricio’s ACL surgery is scheduled for shortly after New Year’s Day in New York and that the Mets still may be seeking “more robust” bullpen help than the inexpensive relievers they have signed thus far this winter.
Around the National League East
According to reports, the Phillies’ City Connect uniforms, which are set to make their debut in 2024, will feature the colors of Philadelphia’s city flag.
Around Major League Baseball
The Reds signed right-hander Frankie Montas to a one-year, $16 million contract, pending a physical.
Former Met Michael Pérez signed a minor league deal with the Orioles.
The Angels and free agent pitcher Zach Plesac are in agreement on a major league deal, but the terms of the contract are not yet known.
MLB Trade Rumors reviewed all of the managers and top front office executives on expiring contracts across baseball.
This Date in Mets History
Happy birthday, Rick Aguilera!