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Meet the Mets

The Mets made another addition to their roster, claiming Diego Castillo off waivers from the Diamondbacks.

With the starting rotation still being an area of need, the Mets have reportedly checked in with the White Sox about Dylan Cease.

FanGraphs examined the recent signing of Harrison Bader.

Starling Marte had an impressive second game in winter ball as he looks to prove his health following a disappointing 2023 season.

Around the National League East

The Braves have added a former Met to their squad, inking Luis Guillorme to a one-year, $1.1 million deal.

The Good Phight staff teamed up to come up with some New Year’s resolutions for the Phillies.

Ken Rosenthal explained why former Phillies villains Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley were both on his Hall of Fame ballot.

Around Major League Baseball

The Cardinals and Rays swung a deal, with St. Louis acquiring former All-Star reliever Andrew Kittredge from Tampa Bay in exchange for outfielder Richie Palacios.

It was the second trade of the day for the Rays, who also added José Caballero from the Mariners in exchange for Luke Raley,

Seattle also swung two trades yesterday, as they sent Robbie Ray to the Giants and brought back Mitch Haniger and Anthony DeSclafani.

Michael Brantley is calling it quits after an impressive fifteen-year MLB career.

A number of free agents could see an increased level of interest in their services in the days and weeks to come.

Wander Franco was granted a conditional release from police custody while the probe into the horrific allegations against him continues.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa and Lukas Vlahos wrote about Nathan Lavender, the team’s 22nd ranked prospect heading into 2024.

This Date in Mets History

Mike Piazza was elected to the Hall of Fame on this date in 2016.