Morning Briefing: Johan Gets Five-Percented


Good morning Mets fans! Last night “Larry” Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, and Jim Thome were named as the 2018 Hall of Fame class.

Latest Mets News

Abbey Mastracco of discusses why Keith Law only had one Mets prospect in his Top 100.

Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News writes that the Mets hope investing in their medical department, better developing their younger players will help fans forget about payroll.

At the Mets season ticket holder Q&A, Sandy Alderson called a reunion with Bartolo Colon “unlikely.”

Sandy also pointed out that on-base percentage is at the very top of the list, “I think we will find a leadoff man. OBP is fundamental component of baseball’s pythagorean theorem.”

Latest MLB News

Edgar Martinez just missed the Hall this year, but after raising to 70.4% he should be in next year’s class.

Billy Wagner didn’t receive as much recognition as he should’ve as he only received 11.7% votes.

Johan Santana falls off the ballot after just one year, he received only 2.4% of the vote.

Check out the final tally for the voting here.

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Yu Darvish is increasingly likely to sign with a team this week. The righty has been linked o the Twins, Cubs, Brewers, Dodgers, Yankees, and Rangers.

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Lorenzo Cain has begun informing teams they are out of consideration. Cain is believed to be weighing a variety of options including several 4-year offers.

Latest NL East News

Three of the four Hall of Famer’s (Chipper, Vlad, Thome) played for a NL East team at one point in their careers.

Fish Stripes says the Marlins should prioritize shortstop Orlando Arcia in Christian Yelich trade talks with the Brewers.

Latest on MMO

In an MMO Fan Shot, Mojo Hill makes an argument for Brandon Nimmo to earn a shot to play everyday.

John Sheridan continues our MMO Prospect Countdown with Prospects No. 5-4.

Dillip Sridhar breaks down the 2018 Hall of Fame class and the most notable snubs.

Joe D rides into the Same Old Song and Dance from the front office.

This Day in Mets History

1980: The Mets new owners are introduced to the media at a luncheon at Shea Stadium. Nelson Doubleday is named the new chairman of the board, while Fred Wilpon is named club president and chief executive officer.

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