Morning Briefing: The Minutes Feel Like Hours

Well, it appears the Giants are approaching Mets territory in terms of dysfunctional New York teams. The Mets never benched David Wright for anything Terry Collins did.

With that being said, you know it’s bad when we are talking about football over baseball. That just goes to show how cold the hot stove has been.

Latest Mets News

Anthony DiComo of says there is nothing “hot” for the Mets right now. The market has been in a standstill likely due to the Shohei Ohtani bidding and the Giancarlo Stanton trade rumors. DiComo adds the Mets are close to rounding up their training staff.

Christian Red of the Daily News says the Mets have a long list of first basemen they are considering.

Ruben Tejada is back in Baltimore on a minor league deal.

Latest MLB News

Steve Phillips reported that Carlos Beltran will be getting a shot to manage the Yankees. The legendary outfielder will interview for the position this morning.

Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston says the Red Sox are a long shot in the Stanton sweepstakes.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today says Ohtani might be limited in his signing bonus.

Latest NL East News

Mark Zuckerman of MASN writes about what free agent starters the Nationals could consider.

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have told Giancarlo Stanton to accept a trade or be stuck on a team without any stars (Miami would look to deal Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna). Not suggesting I am an expert here, but it’s tough to have leverage when you’re giving someone an ultimatum but are also giving them $30 million a year as well.

Mark Bowman of  answers questions from Braves fans.

Matt Breen of writes about Mark Appel‘s fall and what’s next for him.

Latest on MMO

Joe D. writes a cautionary tale of holding to your guns in free agency.

This Day in Mets History

2016: Mets reach an agreement with Yoenis Cespedes to return to the Mets. The deal became official the following day.

Birthdays: Pedro Martinez turns 49, Howard Johnson turns 57, Rick Anderson turns 61.

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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