Morning Briefing: Chicago Hope

Tonight, the Mets will take on the Chicago Cubs at 8:05 p.m. Matt Harvey has the ball for the Mets and will face Jon Lester.

Last night, Robert Gsellman coughed up an early 1-0 lead in the fourth inning. The big blow came from Kris Bryant, a three-run home run, and that would be all for Gsellman. The Cubs tacked on four more runs against the Mets bullpen to put the game out of reach form the Mets offense. Amed Rosario racked up two hits while making some nice plays in the field.

Latest Mets News

The Mets acquired Eric Handhold to complete the Neil Walker deal.

The Mets recalled Tomas Nido yesterday. Despite a down year offensively, Nido is regarded as a good defender behind the plate.

The Mets will open the 2018 season on March 29th at Citi Field against the Cardinals.

The Mets want a veteran relief arm for 2018 according to Marc Carig of Newsday.

Latest NL East News

Gio Gonzalez‘s 2018 vesting option kicked in yesterday. Gonzalez will earn 12 million for the Nationals in 2018.

Joe Frisaro of answers questions from Marlins fans about the team.

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes about the hiring of Adam Fisher.

Matt Gelb of writes about the Phillies offseason plans for 2018.

Latest on MMO

Logan Barer writes about Asdrubal Cabrera‘s role for 2018.

Barer also writes about how Juan Lagares doesn’t see himself as just a backup outfielder.

This Day in Mets History

1969: Tom Seaver gets his 22nd win thanks to Ron Swaboda’s grand slam.

Birthdays: Daisuke Matsuzaka turns 37, Grant Roberts turns 40, Rodney McCray turns 54, Tom Parsons turns 78

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I became a Mets fan in the 2008 season. Since the Alderson regime, I've embraced saber-metrics and advanced stats to back up my eye tests. I study computer science at Stony Brook