Good morning Mets fans! Representatives from every MLB organization head down to Orlando tonight for the annual Winter Meetings that start tomorrow.
Yesterday, the news was largely dominated by the New York Yankees after agreeing to a deal to acquire Giancarlo Stanton and $30 million in cash from the Miami Marlins for Starlin Castro and minor leaguers Jorge Guzman and Jose Devers. This deal is still pending medicals.
Latest Mets News
The Mets are set to meet with Jay Bruce‘s agent at the Winter Meetings according to Mike Puma.
Puma also reports that the Mets made an offer to Bryan Shaw around Thanksgiving, but he is planning to wait till after Wade Davis and/or Greg Holland sign to get the best offer possible.
Marc Carig reports that the Mets have interest in a reunion with Addison Reed and actually discussed an extension in Spring Training.
Carig also tweeted that while the Mets will contact the Marlins about Castro, it is unlikely that a deal will materialize.
Furthermore, he also reports that the Mets are willing to discuss trades for starting pitchers not named Noah Syndergaard or Jacob deGrom.
Finally, he reports that the Mets have had trade talks to acquire Jason Kipnis and Ian Kinsler, but also might make a push for Josh Harrison.
Latest MLB News
CBS released a report of the least and most expensive stadiums to watch a game at. See where the Mets rank here.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have given a strong indication that they do not expect Jung Ho Kang to return to the team in 2018.
The Los Angeles Angels introduced Shohei Ohtani today. Mike Scioscia said that the plan is for him to be a two-way player, but he will not be playing the outfield this season.
Latest NL East News
Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post questions where the Stanton trade leaves the Bryce Harper situation with the Washington Nationals.
Bob Nightengale reports that the newly-acquired Castro is already on the trade block.
David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution argues that Dale Murphy belongs in the Hall of Fame.
Roy Halladay‘s son, Braden Halladay, committed to Penn State University.
Latest on MMO
Rob Piersall opines that it would be a bad move for the Mets if they acquired Castro.
Piersall also gives his MMO Offseason Plan ahead of the Winter Meetings. Michael Mayer and Joe D. have also given their plans.
This Day in Mets History
1971: The Mets acquire Jim Fregosi from the California Angels in exchange for Nolan Ryan, Leroy Stanton, and Don Rose.
1982: The Mets traded Mike Scott to the Houston Astros for Danny Heep.
1984: The Mets trade for Gary Carter from the Montreal Expos in exchange for Hubie Brooks, Mike Fitzgerald, and Herm Winningham.
1999: The Mets acquired Jesse Orosco from the Baltimore Orioles for Chuck McElroy.
2008: The Mets signed Francisco Rodriguez to a three-year contract.
Birthdays: Ted Martinez turns 70, Dan Wheeler turns 40, and Victor Diaz turns 36.