Morning Briefing: The Recap of Last Night’s Episode of the Bachelor

Cue up the gif from The Office where Michael Scott says “Oh my god, OK it’s happening.”

We might have a Giancarlo Stanton trade coming up soon and it will finally be out of the way this offseason.

Oh and Shohei Ohtani might be narrowing down his decision on his team.

My Twitter feed turned into a crossover between the Bachelor and Shark Tank when teams were “out” one by one.

Latest Shohei Ohtani News

Well, the Mets are not getting Ohtani. Joel Sherman of the New York Post said they were out. Marc Carig of Newsday adds the Mets prepared a multimedia presentation but it did not convince him.

To make a long story short, most teams outside the West Coast teams are out. Bob Nightengale of USA Today says GMs around baseball believe the Mariners are the favorite for Ohtani.

Latest Giancarlo Stanton News

Jon Morosi of MLB Network said the Marlins have agreed to general frameworks of trades with the Cardinals and the Giants.

Stanton controls the talks with his no trade clause. Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports says the Dodgers are his number one priority.

Craig Mish of Sirius XM added that he expects a trade for Stanton to be finalized in 2-3 days.

Latest MLB News

In the non-Ohtani and non-Stanton part of baseball, the Padres extended A.J. Preller until 2022.

Latest NL East News

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post says the Nationals are out on Ohtani.

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Gordon Blakeley is meeting with the Braves and inform them who else knew about the scandal.

Todd Zolecki of writes about the sit down Gabe Kapler had with younger players on the Phillies.

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Chris Gaine makes a case for Johan Santana to get into the Hall-of-Fame.

This Day in MLB History

1997: The White Sox hire Jerry Manuel as their manager. Jerry would go on to manage the Mets in 2008.

Birthdays: Carlos Gomez turns 32, Stan Jefferson turns 55, Tucker Ashford turns 63.

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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