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The Mets look like they’re finally ready for spring with the acquisition of Jose Lobaton. Just kidding, guys.

Latest Mets News

The Mets announced they signed Lobaton to a minor league deal. The former National was deemed a Mets killer but is fairly light hitting otherwise.

MMO’s own Jacob Resnick reported that Anthony Swarzak‘s deal with the Mets is now official.

James Wagner of the New York Times writes about Juan Lagares‘ winter and new swing. Juan says he s trying to hit more balls in the air.

Latest MLB News

The Indians will receive a compensatory pick for losing Carlos Santana in free agency.

The Astros signed Hector Rondon to a two-year deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic.

John Shea of the SF Chronicle reports the Giants have dealt Matt Moore to the Rangers.

The Angels signed Zack Cozart to play third base. That should be some quality defense in Los Angeles.

Latest NL East News

Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post says the Nationals had an offer out for Hector Rondon.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald says 200 Marlins season ticket holders will be meeting with Derek Jeter.

Mark Bowman of says the Braves will use more analytics going forward.

Jon Heyman of Fan Rag says the Phillies signed Carlos Santana to a three-year deal for $60 million. It’s possible use one of their younger position players as a trade chip.

Latest on MMO

John Sheridan writes the three up, three down of the winter meetings.

This Day in Mets History

1982: Mets acquire Tom Seaver back from the Reds.

1998: Mets sign Rickey Henderson.

2004: Mets sign Pedro Martinez.

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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.