Morning Briefing: Free Agency Begins!

Well Giants fans, it appears football will not be able to take the brunt off the offseason ahead of us. Maybe now would be a good time to pick up on hockey. However, free agency starts today which is sure to create some buzz.

MLB Rumors

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Dispatch says the Cardinals are more likely to search for a bat in the trade market than free agency. They will also look for bullpen help.

Paul Hoynes of says the Indians likely won’t keep Bryan Shaw around but might be able to keep Joe Smith.

Latest Mets News

Nick Cafardo and Ken Rosenthal confirmed the Mets will hire Gary Disarcina as their next bench coach. Disarcina spent last season as the Red Sox bench coach.

Latest NL East News

Byron Kerr of MASN writes about Dave Martinez building clubhouse relationships.

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald has the scoop on Wei-Yin Chen‘s decision to opt-in to his deal.

Mark Bowman of has the latest on the Braves’ GM search.

Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice writes about Gabe Kapler‘s first impression.

Latest on MMO

John Jackson looks at Wilmer Flores‘ role going forward.

This Day in Mets History

1969: Members of the Miracle Mets head to Las Vegas and perform with Phil Foster.

Birthdays: Bubba Trammell turns 46, Brock Pemberton turns 64, John Candelaria turns 64, Jim Gosger turns 75.

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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