Morning Briefing: Oswalt Leads Group of Players Added to 40-Man Roster

The Mets added RHP Corey Oswalt, RHP Tyler Bashlor, RHP Gerson Bautista, and IF Luis Guillorme to the 40-man roster. The notable exception was RHP Adonis Uceta. Uceta could be a candidate to be selected due to his fastball and good command.

Latest Mets News

Jon Morosi of MLB Network says the Mets and Tigers have had preliminary talks regarding Ian Kinsler.

The Mets announced their spring training schedule yesterday. They will open against the Braves on Friday, February 23 at 1:10 p.m. at First Data Field. Opening Day is March 29 against the Cardinals.

Travis Taijeron signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Latest MLB News

The MLBPA announced that they have extended talks between the MLB-NPB regarding the posting rules. Talks have been extended another 24 hours.

Craig Mish of MLB Network Radio says the names exchanged in a possible trade between the Giants and Marlins are Joe Panik, Chris Shaw, and Tyler Beede to Miami with Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton going to the Giants. Henry Schulman adds that the deal is not close.

MLB released their 2018 Spring Training caps.

According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, the Mets are favorites to sign Freddy Valdez. Valdez is 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 209 pounds. As one could tell, his best tool is raw power.

Latest NL East News

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post writes about Mike Rizzo’s contract situation.

Jon Morosi and Joe Frisaro of provide an update on Stanton.

Mark Bowman of says it a strong possibility the Braves lose Kevin Maitan.

The Phillies designated former first overall pick, Mark Appel, for assignment.

Latest on MMO

Rob Piersall recapped the previous day around the MLB.

John Sheridan posted a MMO roundtable about who the Mets should protect from the Rule 5 Draft.

This Day in Mets History

Birthdays: Dan Murray turns 44, Dick Schofield turns 55, Bill Almon turns 65.

About Dilip Sridhar 292 Articles
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