Morning Briefing: 2018 Free Shirt Friday Designs Revealed

Good morning Mets fans! The team revealed the designs for all 12 free shirt Fridays in 2018. The first Friday will take place on April 13 while the last one will be on September 28.

Latest Mets News

A day after designating Kevin McGowan for assignment to make room for Jay Bruce on the 40-man roster, the Mets did the same to Chasen Bradford yesterday to make room for Adrian Gonzalez.

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com shared that Gonzalez said he plans on working with Dominic Smith during spring training “to help him become the best Major Leaguer he can be.”

Gonzalez also addressed his poor reputation from his final year with the Boston Red Sox by mentioning how he “became somebody I didn’t want to be.” He then promised he truly isn’t like that.

The Mets made a couple of minor league moves by re-signing Triple-A catcher Jeff Glenn and releasing Ronald Guedez from Kingsport according to Jacob Resnick of MetsMinors.net.

Latest MLB News

The Minnesota Twins hired Jim Kaat as a special assistant according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com. The 79-year-old former pitcher was inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame in 2001.

MLB Pipeline released their 2018 top-10 catching prospect list. The list is headlined by Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Mejia, St. Louis Cardinals’ Carson Kelly, and Los Angeles Dodgers’ Keibert Ruiz.

The player’s union formally rejected an MLB pace-of-play proposal according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Rob Manfred has the power to implement a pitch clock regardless, but is focused on working out a deal. Rosenthal adds that Manfred will meet with union leader Tony Clark next week.

Latest NL East News

The Washington Nationals agreed to a two-year deal to keep Howie Kendrick in the nation’s capital.

The Miami Marlins want Atlanta Braves’ top prospect Ronald Acuna in any potential trade for Christian Yelich.

Todd Zelecki of MLB.com writes how Philadelphia Phillies’ backstop Jorge Alfaro could become one of the best catchers in the game.

Latest on MMO

Logan Barer gives his reasoning for why Asdrubal Cabrera should only play at third base instead of second base or anywhere else.

Joseph Hill continues MMO’s 2018 top prospect countdown with numbers 20-18.

This Day in Mets History

1970: Bob Scheffing is named general manager and vice president of the Mets.

1972: Yogi Berra is elected to the Hall of Fame.

Birthdays: Jon Matlack turns 68. The late Anthony Young would’ve been 52, but tragically passed away last June.

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John is a communication major with a concentration in media production and a minor in English at Manhattan College. He was also a production intern at The Dr. Oz Show. John aspires to make a career out of his passion for sports. He is the sports editor for Manhattan College's newspaper, The Quadrangle. He was formerly a managing editor for Last Word On Baseball of the Last Word On Sports network and was an editor for Mets Merized Online. He now serves as a senior writer for MMO. You can follow John on Twitter @John97Jackson.