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Mets Morning News: Wait for Spring

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

Cincinnati Reds v New York Mets Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Starling Marte had another nice day in the Dominican Winter League, recording a pair of hits and a stolen base.

Carlos Mendoza and David Stearns were among those in attendance to see Marte’s performance.

Joyce Randolph, the legendary great-aunt of Mets icon Tim Redding, died at 99.

Around the National League East

Ronald Acuña Jr.’s Venezuelan Winter Ball season is over due to some commitments in the United States including being awarded the NL MVP award.

Around Major League Baseball

Today is international signing day! Rejoice nerds and dorks!

Coinciding with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the DREAM Series featuring mostly Black players will take place with Josiah Gray, CC Sabathia, Hunter Greene, Jerry Manuel, and more acting as instructors.

The J.D. Martinez free agency sweepstakes features at least six teams according to Bob Nightengale.

With the Detroit Lions winning their playoff game last night, the Cincinnati Reds now have the longest playoff winning drought in major American sports, losing every postseason game since 1995.

At Cubs Con, Patrick Wisdom was defeated by a determined child in a push-up contest on the main stage.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1963, the future home of the Mets was officially named Shea Stadium.