Morning Briefing: The Reliever Market Moving?

Another New York team, the Giants, decided to fire their head coach and GM. The Mets look pretty impressive right about now.

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The Texas Rangers have an agreement with Mike Minor as per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The Mets were reportedly in touch with Minor. While Jon Morosi of MLB Network notes that he will be used as a starter in Texas, this limits teams who coveted him as a reliever.

Anthony DiComo of believes the Mets will not get a starter, but will instead invest on the bullpen and infield.

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It appears Shohei Ohtani has narrowed his list to seven teams. Ohtani’s seven (a spin-off to Ocean’s Eleven) are the Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and Rangers.

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN says a Giancarlo Stanton deal is not imminent. At this point, who knows when he will get traded.

Omar Vizquel will be managing the Chicago White Sox Class-A affiliate.

According to Jonathan Mayo of the New York Yankees will be attending Juan Pablo Martinez’s showcase and will look into recently released Atlanta Braves prospect, Yunior Severino.

Latest NL East News

Travis Sawchik of Fangraphs says the Washington Nationals still need to address a glaring hole on their roster.

Mark Bowman of makes a case for Andruw Jones being in the Hall of Fame. Personally, I think Jones has a case but his career tailed off after leaving Atlanta. During his peak though, he was one of the greatest defensive center fielders in baseball and he hit really well.

Jim Salisbury of NBC Philly says the Philadelphia Phillies have trade offers for Cesar Hernandez and Freddy Galvis.

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Rob Piersall shares why he’d rather see Stanton become a Giant instead of a Dodger.

This Day in Mets History

2002: Mets sign Tom Glavine to a three-year, $35 million dollar contract.

Birthdays: Cliff Floyd turns 45.

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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