Morning Briefing: Mets Outbid Giants for Bruce

Good morning Mets fans!

While money still seems tight to an extent, the Mets appear to be in a better spot financially than was thought a few weeks ago. After signing Jay Bruce, the team is operating with a belief that they don’t need to shed AJ Ramos‘ or Juan Lagares‘ contracts to add more players as was previously perceived.

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Not only did the Mets end up getting Bruce on a reasonable deal, but they also ended up outbidding the San Francisco Giants by about $10 million according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports.

The Mets didn’t completely change their tune in terms of finances, however. The team came close to a deal for Jason Kipnis, but it was killed by someone at the top of the organization likely over money according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Mets C/1B prospect Patrick Mazeika received an invitation to major league camp.

Matt Ehalt of North Jersey notes that T.J. Rivera will be honored at the Thurman Munson Awards in February.

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Miguel Gonzalez agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago White Sox per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The deal is worth $4.75 million.

J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox remain in a stalemate in regards to contract negotiations according to Heyman. Martinez is reportedly willing to play the waiting game even if he isn’t signed by spring training.

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The Atlanta Braves released Adonis Garcia so he could play in South Korea for the upcoming season.

The Washington Nationals have re-signed Edwin Jackson per his ESQ Agency.

Justin Klugh of The Good Phight imagines what a busier offseason for the Philadelphia Phillies may have looked like.

Kevin Parrish Jr of Fish Stripes touches upon the Miami Marlins’ 2018 schedule.

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Michael Mayer speculates who Bruce will replace on the 40-man roster.

Mayer also explains why the Mets can’t stop at Bruce and why they still need to add an infielder.

Joe D. reminisces about Carlos Beltran‘s best moments in Queens 13 years after the Mets signed him.

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Birthdays: Luis Ayala turns 40, Jorge Velandia turns 43, Mike Marshall turns 58, Randy Jones turns 68.

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