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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.
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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 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.
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