Good morning Mets fans! On Tuesday, Jeff Wilpon talked about the current state of the Mets payroll and said that money doesn’t necessarily translate into wins.
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According to Matt Ehalt of North Jersey.com, Wilpon said, “I get where the fan perception is. We have a plan and because we believe in Sandy and the baseball department, we’re going to stick with that plan.”
Ehalt breaks down Wilpon’s full quotes on the payroll situation here.
Anthony Dicomo of MLB.com has reported that the Mets and Jacob deGrom had preliminary talks this winter about a contract extension. However, talks never gained much traction and the sides mutually agreed to do an arbitration settlement.
According to Mike Puma of the NY Post, Sandy Alderson and members of the Mets front office will speak to season ticket holders sometime today. Puma noted that Jeff Wilpon will not be in attendance.
Puma also said that the Mets expect to bring 1-2 non-roster starting pitchers into camp.
The Mets named Jim Cavallini the director of performance and sports science. Cavallini most recently worked with the Army at Fort Bragg. Brian Chicklo was also promoted to the role of head trainer.
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On the eve of the 2018 National Baseball Hall of Fame election announcement, MLB Network announces it will premiere Mr. Padre on Tuesday, Jan. 30, marking a new installment of the acclaimed MLB Network Presents documentary series. This latest chapter profiles one of the top-10 Hall of Fame vote-getters of all time, Tony Gwynn.
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On this weeks edition of Talkin’ Mets, Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated joins Mike Silva to discuss the Hall of Fame and his ballot.
Josh Finkelstein discusses Sandy Alderson and Jeff Wilpon’s comments from today’s beat writers lunch.
The MMO Prospect Countdown continues as Teddy Klein breaks down Prospects 8-6.
This Day in Mets History
1980: the Payson family sells the New York Mets to a group headed by Nelson Doubleday and Long Island businessman Fred Wilpon.