Morning Briefing: Wright Inducted Into AFL Hall of Fame

On Wednesday night, New York Mets third baseman David Wright was inducted into the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame. He was part of the 2017 class that also included Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout.

Wright played for the Peoria Saguaros in 2003 and joins former Mets players Mike Piazza and Shawn Green in the AFL Hall of Fame.

Also on Wednesday,  Mets assistant GM John Ricco admitted that the Mets are not counting on David Wright this season.

Wright is in the early stage of the rehab process as he looks to come back from lower back surgery. “The goal is to come back as strong as ever,” Wright said told Barry Bloom of MLB.com. “It’s kind of baby steps. We’ll do the rehab process. Then we’ll get into a more strenuous rehab process and see how my body responds, and hopefully start revving it up baseball-wise.”

Latest Mets News 

The Mets are considering giving Jacob deGrom an extension this off-season to bypass his arbitration years.

Juan Lagares and Tim Tebow have both started working with J.D. Martinez‘s personal hitting coach.

Sandy Alderson talked to the press about the Shohei Otani and said there is no downside to looking into it.”

The Mets announced their official coaching staff for next season.

The Mets have also expressed interest in RP Mike Minor.

Latest MLB News 

Corey Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award while Max Scherzer won the award in the NL.

Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pirates have dismissed Director of Latin American Scouting Rene Gayo for accepting improper payment.

Rosenthal also reports that the Atlanta Braves will lose prospects and possibly more for violating rules in the international market.

The Seattle Mariners acquired 3B Ryon Healy from the Oakland A’s for RHP Emilio Pagan and INF Alexander Campos.

Latest NL East News 

Chelsea Jane of the Washington Post writes about Scott Boras’ reporting that the Nationals and Bryce Harper have not discussed a contract extension.

Jeff Todd of MLB Trade Rumors has the latest on the Giancarlo Stanton trade front and most importantly, what Derek Jeter had to say about him when questioned at the GM Meetings on Wednesday.

Gabriel Burns of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution organizes Alex Anthopoulos’ thoughts on a multitude of topics from his introductory press conference.

Matt Gelb of Philly.com gets the thoughts of Phillies GM Matt Klenack on baseball’s new trend.

Latest on MMO

Rob Piersall writes about the Mets start to the off-season is the same old song and dance.

This Day in Mets History

1961: The Mets hold their grand opening of their club offices at 680 Fifth Avenue and introduce their logo.

Birthdays: Don Hahn and Leon Brown turn 69, Dwight Gooden turns 53, Mark Corey turns 43, and Juan Centeno turns 28.

 

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I am a sophomore at SUNY Cortland majoring in Sport Management. I have been a big Mets fan since 2007 and David Wright has and always will be my favorite player. Also, I do a podcast with one of my friends called Mets on Campus which you can find on theredbeat.com. Follow me on Twitter @JoshFinkMets